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The Purpose of Art

The Chilean Nobel Prize in Literature winner Pablo Neruda, praised for his insightful humanistic poetry and literature, has been described as one of the greatest poets of the twentieth century. He understood the critical importance of human interconnectedness. That is, both with people we know and love and those we will never meet. He wrote […]

No Real Comfort!

As we sit out the Covid -19 lockdown in New Zealand, its tough to see what’s happening thousands of miles away in one of the world’s greatest cities, New York. With the death toll in New York State now over 3,500 and rising, and in the US over 9,000, this is no Democrat hoax, How […]

So Much to Lose – Climate Art Exhibition

Write up in the NZ Law Society publication Law Talk: Clive Elliott QC and the climate change exhibition 03 April 2020 LAWTALK 938 Auckland QC Clive Elliott is a passionate advocate for action to address climate change. He is also an artist and says he has used his art to express his concern. During March […]

Sustainable Coastlines Charity Ball – “Tofino Mist”

Tofino Mist (1.5m x 1m) Tofino Mist represents a seemingly idyllic but illusory scene. Buildings are suspended, float on calm, untroubled water. However, they depend on the water for support and sustenance. Their existence is temporary and the apparent calm masks a sense of tension and unease. The buildings and people inhabiting them assume the […]

Industry’s New Home

Nice message from Michael Battersby of Battersby and Co, Business Lawyers of Parnell, Auckland: “Your paintings are a big feature, they really give us all a lift! We are looking forward to seeing your latest works.”


Waitaks on wall in Jo and Daniel’s place

New Moon

Here is New Moon in situ in Jo and Daniel Carol’s lounge.


Finished today – silly and free spirited!

Balinese Temple

Finished this today. My interpretation of an amazing night-time scene in Bali – thanks Alistair Scott.