"The ocean is a big influence in my life, my first memories are of waves and the coast. The effortless flow of nature, wind over water and my passion for all things surf and sea, are all things I truly love. The ocean is an infinite inspiration to me, powerful, humbling and never the same"
I grew up near Piha on Auckland's Wild West Coast. I now live on Great Barrier Island, it's remote, secluded, and very inspirational.
My work is driven by my passion for the Ocean and my love of surfing. Island life, surrounded by beauty and the sea, leaves powerful and lasting impressions.
Born in the 70's,the son of basket weavers, my own creativity appeared during highschoolworkshop design classes, where I enjoyed working with New Zealand native timber, and also learnt how to Bone carve. I then started carving wood and bonefor sale.
Although Native timber and bone were the medium I cut my creative teeth on, I now work mainlywith copper.
I am a self taught Artist and Designer, I try to keep my work imaginative yet real. I have a desire for simplicity and to capture the essence of the subject, as well as it's beauty.