Thursday, October 29, 2015

The Mural Gallery

On a long black wall in an alleyway running between shops on the main street in Waihi the second mural has been completed. The goal is to cover the whole wall in a montage of different murals.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Dog Mural

 This mural is commercial art for the Hush Puppy Shoe brand

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Nelon Mural Tutorial

'Temptation' by Nikki Romney and friends

I was invited to Nelson to teach some artists all the little tricks and tips of  large scale exterior painting.  
Nikki Romney, above left, a brilliant portrait artist who works in oils was the instigator of this project and with many emails back and forth she found some funding for me for the travel expenses and a wall and worked up a design.
We screened her unfinished (!) design up with my overhead projector early Friday morning and Nikki had her first taste of working in acrylic. 
We were joined on Saturday by Betty Salter, an animal portrait artist mainly who can paint anything.
On the Sunday we were joined by five other artists and that was stressful but fun.
Karin Fruehauf, above right, was one of those five and she came back Monday too which was my last day on the job having allowed 4 days to impart my knowledge and experience and get it up and running and the final design worked out and with my three new artist mates onto it and confident.
Great to be working with other artists.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Pop Art Murals

 Corporate Art designed to brighten up the working day of  the staff at Yellow Pages. Fun to do.

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Auckland Forest Mural

 This 22 metre forest mural was designed on 18 large panels screwed to a fence. Working on site at the mercy of the weather in Winter was getting tedious so 15 panels came home to the nice warm studio

 At home in the Waihi studio is a warm fire and good lighting and music and who cares about the weather.
The mural panels are screwed to the wall two or three at a time and finished off. They were all under coated on site at Sue's place in Mount Roskill and will all go back there in a week or so when they are finished.