Galleries – Black and White

These are the best of my black and white pieces. I’ve been working with Victorian engravings for about 10 years now. Just as with the colour pieces I started out making paper-on-paper collages initially but now I usually collage directly onto painted canvas. I love the way it’s possible to achieve near-seamless image grafting with this type of image, and that makes for some really powerful work.

For my latest 20 pieces, see the New Work gallery.

I haven’t set up a shop yet so please contact me if you are interested in purchasing a piece. Canvas pieces are sealed and ready to hang. Paper works are unframed. 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.

Steampunk Riverboats

This was my one of my entries for a competition for a commission to create a mural on a large metal box owned by the phone company. Unfortunately it was not a winning entry but I'm still proud of the piece.

One Night In Portland

Loosely based on an evening exploring Portland's plethora of strip clubs and bars.

The Call Of Cthulhu

'When the stars are right, R'lyeh will rise from the sea, never to sink again, and Cthulhu will awaken and revel across the world, ravening for delight.'
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Purple Reign

Madness and debauchery in the court of the Strawberry King.
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The Starry Machinery Of Isis

One of my best works from the last few years. I took it to Portland in 2013 and sold it to a very nice gentleman.
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Rhapsody In Green

I'm very pleased with how this piece turned out. It's a steampunk masterpiece, if I do say so myself!

Blue Moon Rising

This is definitely in the top 10 pieces of my career. I'd be quite happy for this to illustrate my obituary, in fact.
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Can't Sleep, Head's On Fire

This black and white piece feels like the perfect blend of creepy and beautiful.
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A Slight Difference Of Opinion

A nice balance of creepy and elegant. I hope.
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Igloo

A favourite piece from my 2013 "Fiendish Comix" show.

Heed Me

A favourite piece from my 2013 "Fiendish Comix" show.

Ceremonial Fire

A favourite piece from my 2013 "Fiendish Comix" show.

Dr Clode

A favourite piece from my 2013 "Fiendish Comix" show.

Someone's In Here

A favourite piece from my 2013 "Fiendish Comix" show.

They Are Devils

A favourite piece from my 2013 "Fiendish Comix" show.

The Mystic Chord

A favourite piece from my 2013 "Fiendish Comix" show.
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I Am The Mummy

A favourite piece from my 2013 "Fiendish Comix" show.

The Devil Is Our Master

A favourite piece from my 2013 "Fiendish Comix" show.

The Black Candle

A favourite piece from my 2013 "Fiendish Comix" show.
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You Don't Realise

A favourite piece from my 2013 "Fiendish Comix" show.

Fiendish Ghouls

A favourite piece from my 2013 "Fiendish Comix" show.

A Host Of Evil Ones

A favourite piece from my 2013 "Fiendish Comix" show.

Inspector Stanley

A fun little comic about nothing in particular.

The Man Of Many Disguises

A wonderfully surreal comic strip.

Colouring Book

Created for a colouring book-themed show at the Eve 'N' Odd Gallery in St Petersburg, Florida.

Space Probe

Just another silly little space ditty.

The Path - Part 1: Chaos

'The Path' is a quasi-mystical series of collages exploring the journey from Ignorance and Chaos to Wisdom and Enlightenment. It's also an exercise in making things seem more important by capitalising them.

Part 1: Chaos. A hellish landscape of Fear and Ignorance and nasty-natured sentient Toys.

The Path - Part 2: Meditation

'The Path' is a quasi-mystical series of collages exploring the journey from Ignorance and Chaos to Wisdom and Enlightenment. It's also an exercise in making things seem more important by capitalising them.

Part 2: Meditation. The patient and devoted student, given the proper application of Time, is rewarded with pearls of Wisdom and the ability to shun frippery and distraction in the quest for pure Knowledge.

The Path - Part 3: Inspiration

'The Path' is a quasi-mystical series of collages exploring the journey from Ignorance and Chaos to Wisdom and Enlightenment. It's also an exercise in making things seem more important by capitalising them.

Part 3: Inspiration. We learn and take Inspiration from those who have Ascended before us, transparent Beings Of Light whose Love and Power shine down upon all Creatures.

The Path - Part 4: Revelation

'The Path' is a quasi-mystical series of collages exploring the journey from Ignorance and Chaos to Wisdom and Enlightenment. It's also an exercise in making things seem more important by capitalising them.

Part 4: Revelation. It is a wise ruler indeed who understands the difference between Magic and Madness. Only then shall The Secrets be revealed to him.

The Path - Part 5: Enlightenment

'The Path' is a quasi-mystical series of collages exploring the journey from Ignorance and Chaos to Wisdom and Enlightenment. It's also an exercise in making things seem more important by capitalising them.

Part 5: Enlightenment. Freed by a divine Hand, the Enlightened Mind soars above self-imposed prisons of Restriction and Baseness; free to ride the currents of Time and Wonder.

Surreal Dreams

Beautiful freaks.

Gimme Gimme Shark Treatment

CD inlay design for my album of remixes.
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The Human Remix

I really love the bright colours on this canvas.

Propaganda TV

Not very subtle I'm afraid.

The Book Of Fishes

A mad riot of cut-up nonsense. I owe such a debt to William S Burroughs for turning me on to this technique.

The Pugilists

One of my greatest collages on painted canvas. It's my ambition to see this on a giant Times Square-sized billboard one day!
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The Deep

Something a little bit different. Very hard to cut out the paper for this one, old newsprint - not the highest quality of paper - tears very easily!

Liminal Spaces

A strange world in a constant state of flux.

Strawberries Or Death

An easy choice, right?

Artist's Perspective

A crazy riff on the difference between what the casual viewer sees in a scene and what an artist sees.
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The Return Of Mr Thoth

My favourite dapper Egyptian deity.
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Yo Mama's A Dugong

One of my patented "almost makes sense" comics made with remixed speech bubbles.

Big Gay Love Story

The title says it all really.

The Flower Girl

An early experiment with painted canvas.
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The Lady Of The Lake

An early example of my work on "liquid painted" canvas. I was able to achieve much more vivid colour with practice, but I think the more subdued colours work well for this piece.
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Last Train To Toyland

I think I always judged this piece harshly because the symmetry is off and symmetry is important to me, but I've [very] recently seen it in a new light and now I appreciate it a lot more.
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Artemis Rising

Another in my ongoing series of goddess collages.
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Blue Butterfly Boy

One of the first pieces I created on painted canvas. Apart from the trickiness of sticking down those damn flowers - which were on very thin paper - it was a very successful piece and sold quickly when exhibited.
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Art Club

Here we see a group of artists working feverishly to make the most of good ideas pouring out of the aether, or wherever it is that ideas come from.
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Divine Intervention

Are we mere playthings for the gods?

Free Your Mind

I think the title says it all really.

Dr Octopus And The House Of Butterflies

My tribute to cheesy old horror movies.

The Human Montage

If you know a heavy metal band that needs an album cover, send them my way.
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Part Animal Part Machine

A gleefully-grotesque experiment in flesh / metal hybrids.

Not Now Dear, I Have A Lot On My Mind

Pop-psychology-mumbo-jumbo with animals representing aspects of a man's mind / personality eg. a horse running free, a spiny lizard that others can't get close to, a timid mouse, a restless wolf, a contented cow etc.

In The Morning Of The Magicians

One of the top 5 best collages I have ever done.
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Hats Off To Londonium

If you asked me what my very best piece was, this is the one I would choose every time. The clock-faced man has become my mascot, I even have him tattooed on my chest.
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On Location: 'Godzilla vs Otago', 1898

Eat your heart out Peter Jackson. In fact this was inspired by a "mockumentary" that he made called 'Forgotten Silver', about a pioneering filmmaker struggling to create an epic film in 19th century New Zealand.
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A Pleasant And Casual Arrangement Of Sounds

I really enjoy the way the colourful background and the monotone foreground enhance one another while still standing apart. I was very proud to have this image grace the cover of an album I produced with my old friend Sean.

See These Little Horses

I'm not sure what it is exactly that I love so much about this piece, but it's always been one of my favourites. I may be alone in holding it in such high esteem though - I've shown it at least 3 times and no-one has shown any interest in buying it.

Please Allow Me To Introduce Myself

If you see your Mom this weekend, be sure and tell her "Satan, Satan, Satan!"
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Metropolis

Without a doubt one of my best 5 collages ever.
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Serendipity Street

One of my favourite black and white pieces, I'm particularly proud of the jellyfish creature and his timid pet - they work so well together it's as if the picture was intended to be that way, not as if it was collaged together from disparate sources.

Room Noir Album Cover

Commissioned piece for Room Noir's 2004 debut album "White Earth".

Strike The Demon Down!

Another fun comic. People still talk about the night the odd apparition appeared in the main street.

Psychological Profile

Probably the strangest self-portrait I'll ever create.

Masquerade Ball

"The ball's going crazy man, Joey put acid in the punch!"
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Summoning Evil

The transmission and receipt of macabre messages.

The King Of St Clair

Part of a series of collages I created using old photos of the city of Dunedin, shortly after I moved here in 2003. This one is my favourite. It now resides in California in the collection of a talented artist who traded her work for mine.
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Princes Street Carnival

Part of a series of collages I created using old photos of the city of Dunedin, shortly after I moved here in 2003.
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Saint George

Part of a series of collages I created using old photos of the city of Dunedin, shortly after I moved here in 2003.

The Princesses Of Princes Street

Part of a series of collages I created using old photos of the city of Dunedin, shortly after I moved here in 2003.
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Home Of The Goddess

Part of a series of collages I created using old photos of the city of Dunedin, shortly after I moved here in 2003.

Goddess On George Street

Part of a series of collages I created using old photos of the city of Dunedin, shortly after I moved here in 2003.

Prophet Of Doom

The mad rantings of a mad madman.

Season Of The Witch

Some crazy fun I had with head-swapping and seashells.
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Intimations And Subtexts

People sometimes don't mean what they say, or say what they mean.

Saucery

A quick and effective piece with a minimum of unnecessary extras.
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Tangle With A Tarsier

Strange goings-on over on the dark side of the moon.

The Alchemy Of Chocolate

One of my best black-and-white pieces.
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Soap Mail Part 1

This piece was created for a soap-themed group show in Sweden, I think.

Soap Mail Part 2

This piece was created for a soap-themed group show in Sweden, I think.

The Birth Of The Information Age

A tiny little steam punk greets the world for the first time.

A Life Hangs In The Balance

Shadowy figures gamble with a young man's life.
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The Anatomy Of Dreams

A glimpse into the world of nightmares.

By The Rivers Of Babylon

One of my earliest black-and-white pieces. I had a lot of fun playing with the tongue-twisting scientific terms.

Surreal Incident On The Corner

An early black and white piece with a bit of melodrama and a surreptitious blowjob.

The Valley Of Death

An early - and rather grim - black and white piece.

The Lizard King Surveys His Domain

An early black and white piece.

I Was A Teenage Opium Fiend

One of my early black and white pieces, early 2000s.

The Twilight Zone

Some televisual paranoia, built from a book about the TV series of the same name.
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