2017 In Review - An Exhibition


You know, in an ideal world I would have my very own gallery to fill with works that I could open in collections. Potentially this is because I love cheese, but I also rarely have a chance to dress up and it might be nice to buy some fancy heels and feel what it's like when all of my paintings can breathe in the same room.

Unfortunately I don't have my own gallery and a lot of my paintings get sold before they get to be exhibited. Still though, we can play pretend.

These are my favourite works from 2017 that I have put together as a virtual show for you. I'd love to know which one/s is/are your favourite?

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After Anawhata.

Once upon a time we lived in the Waitakere Ranges in a little green house we built in the bush. I have the deepest regrets about leaving that place. So this work comes first as it is closest to my heart. Somehow remembered places are so much brighter in memory too - hence the slightly fantastic palette. 

Audrey (jungle edition).  Starry night.  Blue Jungle.  Camellias.  Garden 1.  I think all paintings should have a go leaning on the wall for a while before they are hung. I think they can kind of tell you if they like the space and you can tell them if you like them in that light or if another wall might be better. Plus hanging out with leaning paintings is really relaxing because they can be effortlessly shuffled and feel so relaxed. Am I overthinking this? Probably. More cheese please!

Audrey (jungle edition).

Starry night.

Blue Jungle.

Camellias.

Garden 1.

I think all paintings should have a go leaning on the wall for a while before they are hung. I think they can kind of tell you if they like the space and you can tell them if you like them in that light or if another wall might be better. Plus hanging out with leaning paintings is really relaxing because they can be effortlessly shuffled and feel so relaxed. Am I overthinking this? Probably. More cheese please!

On this hall-wall I have hung three of my current favourite wallpapers. The 'After Anawhata' one is adapted from the (now sold) Anawhata painting and the Kowhai one also is a dominant feature in 'If you were a Kowhai' (my picture book that geekily teaches about computational thinking, love, metaphor and abstraction), the Plants on Pink one is just a nice lively way to lead you through to the other space. Everyone loves plants on pink right?  Then 'Departure' on the right which is actually behind glass now in a lovely frame and 'Tropical rainforest' to finish (the circle one). I've really enjoyed painting on MDF circles this year so I had to include one to represent the gang. Then another Camellias one on the opposite wall. You can never have enough camellias right? Although I'm currently more obsessed with rhododendrons but they might have to wait for a 2018 show. 

On this hall-wall I have hung three of my current favourite wallpapers. The 'After Anawhata' one is adapted from the (now sold) Anawhata painting and the Kowhai one also is a dominant feature in 'If you were a Kowhai' (my picture book that geekily teaches about computational thinking, love, metaphor and abstraction), the Plants on Pink one is just a nice lively way to lead you through to the other space. Everyone loves plants on pink right?  Then 'Departure' on the right which is actually behind glass now in a lovely frame and 'Tropical rainforest' to finish (the circle one). I've really enjoyed painting on MDF circles this year so I had to include one to represent the gang. Then another Camellias one on the opposite wall. You can never have enough camellias right? Although I'm currently more obsessed with rhododendrons but they might have to wait for a 2018 show. 

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you enjoyed the show.

Next time I'll try for a real one with cheese.