Galleries – Colour

I’m proud to present the biggest collection of my work ever hosted in one place. They are listed in roughly chronological order, from 2016 to 1991 at the bottom!

I haven’t set up a shop yet so please contact me if you are interested in purchasing a piece. Those with painted backgrounds are on canvas and are sealed and ready to hang. Pieces without painted backgrounds are on paper and are unframed. Dimensions range from 15cm to 50cm, and prices start from NZ$75.

Limited edition Giclee prints are available in a range of sizes, starting from only NZ$40 for A4 size (297x210mm / 11.7 x 8.25″). Postcard packs are available – 8 cards for NZ$20.

This World Is Your Oyster

One of the best pieces from my 2014 show of the same name. The expression is "the world is your oyster" but I deliberately altered it to imply more than one world.

Speak No Evil

A perfect balance of good and evil, if I do say so myself!

Travel Is Dangerous

I think that the thrill of excitement and the clammy-handed tension of danger are simply two points along the same scale and traveling really illustrates that.
The title is taken from a song by Mogwai; a song filled with beauty and excitement and more than a little menace and trepidation. The song tells the story of a Russian submarine crew who die a long way from their loved ones, based on the sinking of the Kursk submarine in 2000.

Lemon Chicken From The Great Wall

One of the very best pieces from my 2014 "This World Is Your Oyster" show.
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Robobuddy

Something a little sweeter than usual, a boy and his robot enjoy a 1960s Parisian fair.

My Friend's Electric

Happy kids and their robot. This has to be the best piece from my 'Dad phase' ;)

His Psychedelic Majesty

Symmetry and flying saucers and Ganesha, a few of my favourite things...

Freaky Moon

A collaboration with my son, who was aged about 6 when we made this.
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Surprise Attack

A fun little canvas piece.
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Old Friends

Some kind of comment on monarchy, or just a collection of nice green images? Yes.

What A Relief

A silly little comic starring a petulant Princess Pear.
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The Horrifying News

A little CHiPs humour courtesy of my friend Lyall who generously donated a CHiPs annual to the cause.

CHiPs Comic 1

A little CHiPs humour courtesy of my friend Lyall who generously donated a CHiPs annual to me.

CHiPs Comic 2

A little CHiPs humour courtesy of my friend Lyall who generously donated a CHiPs annual to me.

CHiPs Comic 3

A little CHiPs humour courtesy of my friend Lyall who generously donated a CHiPs annual to me.

CHiPs Comic 4

A little CHiPs humour courtesy of my friend Lyall who generously donated a CHiPs annual to me.

Space Tourists

This piece is very close to my heart. The astronaut represents me, trying my best to be perfect in my role as a Dad. The wee alien boy is my son.
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Sea Of Tranquility

A marvellous space adventure for Ganesha the astronaut.

All You Need Is Love

I had a lot of fun making this, but for some reason I can't quite put my finger on, I'm not 100% satisfied with it.

I Had Too Much To Dream Last Night

I hope you enjoy this dreamscape as much as I enjoyed creating it.

Giant Steps

Lunacy in the lunar sea.
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Shark N Taties

Insert collage from the last Sharkweek album - my songs remixed by other artists. See the Music page for more details, and free downloads.

Ganesha's Daydreams

Very psychedelic collage which looks great but was very difficult to make. The background is op-art sticky papers (the kind used to cover schoolbooks) and it really really didn't want to stick to canvas.
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To Infinity And Beyond

A little more minimal than my usual thing but still a very successful piece I think.

Reach Out To The Stars

One of my favourite space-themed pieces. You can see me creating this piece in my clip from the TVNZ arts show 'The Gravy', available on Youtube.

A Whole New World

A sort of sequel to "Reach Out To The Stars" and also one of my best pieces ever.
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Everyday Life In Ancient Times

I commissioned a local airbrush artist to spray 7 canvases in the style of a sunrise. Each one was named after a day of the week and the collage told a story of something that happened on that day. This is Monday.

Journeys Through Time

I commissioned a local airbrush artist to spray 7 canvases in the style of a sunrise. Each one was named after a day of the week and the collage told a story of something that happened on that day. This is Tuesday.
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The Valley Of Kings

I commissioned a local airbrush artist to spray 7 canvases in the style of a sunrise. Each one was named after a day of the week and the collage told a story of something that happened on that day. This is Wednesday. This one is about becoming a Dad, feeling like a King with a new heir, exploring the alien world that is parenthood.

Lunar Orbiters

I commissioned a local airbrush artist to spray 7 canvases in the style of a sunrise. Each one was named after a day of the week and the collage told a story of something that happened on that day. This is Thursday.
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The Last Of The Jellyheads

I commissioned a local airbrush artist to spray 7 canvases in the style of a sunrise. Each one was named after a day of the week and the collage told a story of something that happened on that day. This is Friday.
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The Robot Age

I commissioned a local airbrush artist to spray 7 canvases in the style of a sunrise. Each one was named after a day of the week and the collage told a story of something that happened on that day. This is Saturday. It came together amazingly quickly - apart from a few finishing touches after some much-needed sleep, it was started at 2pm and basically finished at 2am the next morning.

Z Is For Zoolophone

I commissioned a local airbrush artist to spray 7 canvases in the style of a sunrise. Each one was named after a day of the week and the collage told a story of something that happened on that day. This is Sunday.
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What's Inside A Girl?

Created for exhibition at the awesome Eyeball Kicks shop and gallery in Wellington NZ. Nods to Vargas for the lovely model. And thanks to The Cramps for the title.
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Tiananmen Duck

This is sort of a sequel to a collage I did years ago called 'Copenhagen Under Siege'.
Thrill as giant ducks and bunnies take over Tiananmen Square!

Mrs Fishes

Mermaid worship.
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We're A Happy Family

This is probably my favourite of all the canvas pieces I've done. It even has some personal meaning - the Octopus Boy is me (I like octopii and have an octopus tattoo), the Tank Girl is my wife and our two cats are represented by the owl (Callie looks like an owl) and the little Tintin figures (the other cat's name is Tintin).
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Princess Supernova

Smutty fun with me old mate Mr Vargas.
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Strange News From Another Star

The joy of green.

Daddy Loves Dali

I collage I made to celebrate the birth of my son, named Dali. Featuring my son and I as astronauts exploring a weird new world together.

High Rollers

Surrounded by weirdness, nameless men gamble for unimaginable stakes.
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Spaceboy

Inspired by the Smashing Pumpkins song of the same name, and of course my love of all things space-related when I was a boy.
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How Do You Like Your Coffee?

Fun with a Vargas girl, always the best kind of fun ;)
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Dirty Comic #1

Making this piece was a riot. It's a weird mix of bondage-themed underground comics, cheesy 70s girls comics, and suggestive speech bubbles from everywhere.

Dirty Comic #2

Making this piece was a riot. It's a weird mix of bondage-themed underground comics, cheesy 70s girls comics, and suggestive speech bubbles from everywhere.

Happiness Is A Warm Cat

Cuteness epitomised.

Jets

A collaborative effort with my son Dali.

La Glamoureuse

I'm still unsure about the pretentious title but pleased with the piece itself. Even if it does lack my usual weird factor.
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Music Of The Spheres

A very sweet and not-twisted piece. Cute and symmetrical, it was easily the quickest sale I ever made.
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Bats In The Belfry

One of my early pieces on canvas, approx 2009.

Camera Eye

I'm not really sure what this means, it's wide open for interpretation. Go!

Alternative History Of New Zealand

My unrestrained re-imagining of New Zealand history, with some inside jokes about different regions.
This collage was the cover image for target="_blank">Lorenzo Buhne's 2012 collection of NZ poetry adapted to song, "Wild Iron".
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Arms Dealers Picnic

Maximum fun to be had from changing heads of cute kids playing at the seaside.

Sweet Sweet Honey

A portrait of, and tribute to, the one and only Honey.

Strangeflowers

Mr Bee finds the gathering of nectar a little difficult with this type of flower!

Tough Guys Finish Last

A meditation on macho bullshit and other such male nonsense.
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Let's Go To The Circus

A classic example of the "everything but the kitchen sink" approach.
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The Earl Of Sandwich

Creating this collage made me hungry!
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Cleopatra's Minions

Some kinda weird Elizabeth Taylor tribute.
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Eater Of Worlds

I loved this derp-y dinosaur the moment I saw him and knew that he'd star in his own collage sooner or later!

Mayan Eye

Strange goings on another world with links to our own. Sadly the original canvas is faded now and doesn't look much like this fresh and bright scan.

Youth For Christ

Rejected cover for a CD by a non-Christian band named Youth For Christ.
Yeah.

Seashells And Ice Cream

Lovely eye candy.

Swim With The Sharks

I never seem to tire of combining sweetness and menace when it comes to selecting images for my work. I think the juxtaposition works particularly well in this one.

King George

Something light and whimsical.

Bow Down Before The One You Serve

A deceptively-sweet criticism of organised religion.
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Origin Of Earth

My very own creation myth!

Battle Kittens

Re-writing history.

Voyage To Voluptuon

Something simple with just a few elements.

Strangeflowers

Mr Bee finds the gathering of nectar a little difficult with this type of flower!

The Glamourous Fishwife

The moment I saw this demented-looking lady on a poster in my local supermarket, I knew she was destined to star in a great collage. I stole the poster without hesitation and made this piece that very night.

Egg Cracker

A fun little 'sketch'.

Base Desires

A bunch of yummy things ;)

Sci-Fi Dad

This one is about an expectant Dad-to-be looking forward to sharing the joy of science fiction with his son or daughter, and also wondering what things that are science fiction now will come to be science fact during his child's lifetime. Totally autobiographical :)
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Waiting For Diagnosis

The title says it all.

Evening Enchantment

This was an experiment that I'm happy with on one level but dissatisfied with on another level - both because it's not what I usually do. This reminds me that it's good to force yourself to do something different sometimes.

The Bone People

Part of an anatomical series, along with 'Muscle Beach' and 'Revenge Of The Nerves'.

Revenge Of The Nerves

Part of an anatomical series, along with 'Muscle Beach' and 'The Bone People'.

Muscle Beach

Part of an anatomical series, along with 'Revenge Of The Nerves' and 'The Bone People'.

Naked Lunch

A tribute to one of my favourite writers, the delightfully-demented and wildly-imaginative William S Burroughs.

The God Of Small Appliances

My favourite thing about this piece is the tiny cowboys riding fish.

My Dad Is A Duckhead

A happy family picnic, with Mum as a sly tribute to Magritte's "The Son Of Man".

Party In Cell Block H

Guest-starring my dear departed cat Information Superhighway.

Pigs In Space

Anyone else remember the weird and wonderful Pigs In Space sketches from the Muppets?

Porn TV

Silliness with erotica and TV Guide listings.

Peppermill Records Label

CD label commission from Canada, late 1990s.

Makin' Foam

This was created as a part of an art-swap with a group of artists collectively known as Elvis H Christ.

Captain Cornwall And His Swashbuckling Meat Pirates

My entry for a meat-themed art competition run by the marvellous pop artist Mark Ryden.

Summer At Veronica Lake

This was part of an old series which I called "Hollywood Goddesses". My mother had given me a book of large B&W photos of early film stars and I used a few of them to build large-scale collages, each about 50x60cm I think. I was able to put an amazing amount of detail into such a large piece but it certainly tested my attention span, not to mention my scanning skills when it came time to scan it.

Planet Janet

This was part of an old series which I called "Hollywood Goddesses". My mother had given me a book of large B&W photos of early film stars and I used a few of them to build large-scale collages, each about 50x60cm I think. I was able to put an amazing amount of detail into such a large piece but it certainly tested my attention span, not to mention my scanning skills when it came time to scan it.

Saint Betty

This was part of an old series which I called "Hollywood Goddesses". My mother had given me a book of large B&W photos of early film stars and I used a few of them to build large-scale collages, each about 50x60cm I think. I was able to put an amazing amount of detail into such a large piece but it certainly tested my attention span, not to mention my scanning skills when it came time to scan it.

Bedtime Story

I don't often include much yellow in my work, and this piece reminds me how tricky it can be to pull off. I think the symmetry and the ghostly 'face' formed by the large circles save it though.

The Cat Queen

So-called because she is Queen of the cats around her. She is not a cat herself. I've needed to explain that more than once and have wondered whether I could have chosen a better title.

We Are All Made Of Stars

I've always felt this piece was incomplete, but looking at it again now I can't really fault it. Maybe the space just makes me uncomfortable?

The Quest For Wisdom

For quasi-mystical nonsense. I'm not quite sure what's going on here so feel free to tell me what you think.

The Old Man Of The Zodiac

Quasi-mystical nonsense. And also pleasing symmetry.

What's On The End Of Your Fork?

Strange goings-on at the far edge of the galaxy. Title inspired by William S Burroughs infamous novel 'Naked Lunch'. Burroughs states in his introduction that Jack Kerouac suggested the title. "The title means exactly what the words say: naked lunch, a frozen moment when everyone sees what is on the end of every fork."

Prehistoric Vacation

Everyone dreads being seated next to those people.
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The Flobert

Seaside silliness, with speech bubbles from 2000AD comics.
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The Virus Remains Active

I made this shortly after the great writer William S Burroughs passed away. I wanted to acknowledge the huge and ongoing influence his work has on my collage style and themes, hence the title.

The Spark Of Inspiration

This piece celebrates the moment inspiration hits. I live for that feeling.

Send Me An Angel

I borrowed the title and theme from one of my favourite teen angst-and-loneliness odes, Real Life's excellent 'Send Me An Angel'.
Oh, and the obligatory bad pun is the hearts and butterfly off the end of God's finger - 'two little hearts aflutter'.
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Obscene Swiss Folk Song

I found these funny people in an old 'gentlemens' magazine and experimented with making song lyrics out of crossword clues. I think the result is mad genius, I hope you do too.

Pass The Salt

More fun with Norman Rockwell paintings.

Breaking Up Is Hard To Do

Inspired by the true story of a friend's breakup, this piece is unusually succinct for me. It's good to be reminded what can be accomplished with a few well-placed elements.

Priscilla, Queen Of The Beehives

There's certainly a lot going on here!

The Red Album

Part of a series of gold records I made in the late 1990s.

The Blue Album

The best of a series of gold records I made in the late 1990s.

The Green Album

Part of a series of gold records I made in the late 1990s.

New Little Sister

An illustration commissioned by NZ band Shaft for an album that never got released for some reason or another. I enjoyed working with the main guy Bob, but man that dude was slack...

Christmas Card

I have a feeling I actually gave these to a select few people the year I made them!

The Great Kiwi Summer

A tribute to the summers of my youth in Coromandel, New Zealand.

Rock Splash Trick

An epic nonsense comic, but also a comment on communication in general and how people can often be talking at cross-purposes to one another.

The Cosmic Joke

On one level, this is a reference to classical paintings of Gods at play or plotting to use humanity as their pawns; having a joke at our expense.
On the other hand, it's also about the nihilistic view that there is no meaning to life, no point to our existence or guiding hand at work in the Universe. Everything that happens is an amusing accident at best. See, I told you it was nihilistic.

Astronauts And Space Cadets

The life of a 21st century astronaut isn't all adventure and glamour, some days there's a hefty dose of horror too!

The Last Temptation Of Elvis

The devil went down to Memphis...

Damn Tourists

This was built from loose pages of a Mexican school textbook which I bought in the US in 1998 while I was there as, uh, a damn tourist.

Buck Rogers

Another example of a "less is more" approach.

Soap Box Derby

Another silly smutty comic, this time with a cameo by yours truly, saying "even cheese dip!"

Paranoid Industrial Complex

A neurosis for the modern age.

Undersea Odyssey

The sea floor is a busy place! There's no particular theme here, just a group of weird and wonderful creatures. This was used as the cover artwork for LOrenzo Buhne's 2008 album 'Buon Giorno'.

Smokin' In The Boys Room

Title shamelessly stolen from the Motley Crue song (yes, I know it'a a cover) of the same name.
I'm not sure how old this is, early 2000s maybe. Caution, may cause contact high!
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Underwater Party

Another busy undersea scene, with a lewd surprise for the careful viewer.

The Gentle Art Of Sacrifice

What better thing to do with a freshly-baked pie than sacrifice it to a hungry god.
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Vacations Of The Future

I just love the charming innocent fun these sweet 50s kids are having!

Fish For Fantasy

Busy busy busy, this collage is packed with as much detail as I could fit. Please excuse the terrible Billy Idol song pun!

Good Morning Bright Eyes

Primarily built from Mexican school textbook images.

Soap Opera

I do love my nonsense comics.

Squabbling With The Neighbours

Funny how minor disagreements can get out of hand so easily, isn't it?
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Leisurely Jaunts Through America

The heavily-embellished tale of our American road trip in 1998.

The Best Of Both Worlds

One of my favourite older pieces.

Sweet Temptation

Wall-to-wall smut and innuendo.
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Some People Call Me The Space Cowboy

A rather strange tribute to New Zealand's first Rastafarian MP, Nandor Tanczos.

Making Waves

A cute homage to NZ actress Claire Chitham, who I had a huge crush on for a while.

Dinner With Rockwell

Irreverent fun with that scared icon of Americana, Norman Rockwell.

Food Porn

A comment on the pornography of food photography.

Dream With The Cats

An early colour piece, maybe late 90s.

Tiki Touring

I'm very proud of this early collage. It shows just the right amount of restraint and suave style.

Copenhagen Under Siege

Light-hearted and cute Scandinavian fun.
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0800-Nostalgia

My tribute to the mascots, logos, TV personalities of my youth. As an amateur student of the psychology of advertising I find it fascinating how logos and brand names can evoke such personal memories.

Piece Of Mind

This was created for a record company in the US but unfortunately they folded before they released the album which would have featured this on the cover.

Say No To Drugs

An anti-drug message from Archie and friends, subverted ever-so-slightly ;)

Planet Of The Elvii

Badly-wrinkled in real life, the scanned version of this collage looks much better and has some great images, including a cameo by our cat-at-the-time Information Superhighway.

Do You Speak Fish?

An old favourite and another example of a great colour scheme.

Elvis Ex Machina

Fun 'n' games with the King.

Eye & Eye

A riot of colour. One of my early large pieces.

Weird Alien Tales 1

A fun "nonsense comic" from the mid-late 1990s.

Weird Alien Tales 2

A fun "nonsense comic" from the mid-late 1990s.

Happy Lounging

A bright and silly piece featuring a couple of Kiwi icons and my friend Kay.

Nostalgia For An Age That Never Existed

As much as I love this piece, I have to admit it's a little too close to being a copy of Winston Smith's style for my liking.
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Jurassic Art Theft

Usually I am more subtle than this when it comes to pilfering from famous artists.
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Artist Trading Card #1

One of a set of cards I created for a card swap, but apparently never swapped. Oops.

Artist Trading Card #2

One of a set of cards I created for a card swap, but apparently never swapped. Oops.

Artist Trading Card #3

One of a set of cards I created for a card swap, but apparently never swapped. Oops.

Artist Trading Card #4

One of a set of cards I created for a card swap, but apparently never swapped. Oops.

Artist Trading Card #5

One of a set of cards I created for a card swap, but apparently never swapped. Oops.

Artist Trading Card #6

One of a set of cards I created for a card swap, but apparently never swapped. Oops.

Artist Trading Card #7

One of a set of cards I created for a card swap, but apparently never swapped. Oops.

Artist Trading Card #8

One of a set of cards I created for a card swap, but apparently never swapped. Oops.

The Unholy Trinity

Everything in this piece flowed from the wonderful speech bubbles, courtesy of the unrivaled 2000AD comic.

American Cheeses

A delightful piece of weirdness made from an old National Geographic ad. Interesting trivia: this may be the only collage that I ever added to months after I thought it was complete.

The Shaman

Whatever gets you through the night.
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Rock On The Moon

Relatively straightforward 90s piece. The adolescent in me is perpetually amused by the fellow on the right getting his thumb creamed.

Welcome To The Jungle

We are not really as aloof from the rest of the animal kingdom as we might like to think. These poor people in a prehistoric forest are about to find that out the hard way!

An Uneasy Peace Between Kingdoms

My favourite part of this piece is the hungry look on the face of the praying mantis!

My Magnificent Adventures With Alice D

Ah, salad days.

The Nuclear Family

An oldie but a goodie. Featuring a cameo by my wife as the tiny photo in the bottom left corner.

The Planet Of Tongue

This one was a lot of fun to make but unfortunately has not stood the test of time. The original paper-cutouts-on-wrapping-paper collage is now a wrinkled and brittle old mess. Thank god I took the time to scan it!

A Quiet Night In

This old psychedelic gem is one of my favourites, from around 1994.

Bong Bong

A crazy early piece, maybe 1994 or thereabouts!

Sleep SLEEP

Demented poetry made from cut-up crossword clues and the like, suitably illustrated.

Parallel Dreams

Very. VERY, early colour collage. Perhaps one of the first I made in colour actually, after moving on from newspaper clippings.