Science fiction specialist with additional interests in botanical, landscape & architectural painting using acrylic & alkyd mediums since 1980. Currently based in Dunedin, New Zealand, my SF paintings & posters may be viewed by appointment at my Dunedin Studio, other works are sold through Gallery De Novo in Dunedin.
From Australia to New Zealand
Born in Camden, NSW, Australia, 1961. I have lived in various places in NSW and New Zealand and hope to spend some time in Canada and Europe before I die. As I write this at the age of 62 my life to date has expanded from a traditional 1960's protestant Christian upbringing to explore Buddhist, New Age, vegetarian, gay and atheist viewpoints. Today I describe myself as a vegan humanist supportive of the ideals of The Enlightenment: I value freedom of thought & expression, compassion, truth, reason, honesty, cooperation and a general respect, as far as practical, for all forms of life (particularly those likely to have some form of self awareness).
From the pages on this website it can be noted that I also embrace transnational values (Esperanto in many painting titles), and I have a keen interest in weather, trees, horticulture, photography and all things science fiction (long term "Star Trek" fan). I like to avoid stress and maximize my personal freedom so after a taste of university my work history has been varied: horticultural labourer, gardener, illustrator, cleaner, masseur, and sauna/social club owner/manager. Fine art has long been a means for both philosophical communication and income, though like most artists I've had to seriously compromise my ideals to get the income so while science fiction is my greatest inspiration, most of my artistic output is traditional landscape, botanical and architectural painting.
In 2023 I split my time between continuing work in the Dunedin spa/sauna business and a shared horticultural project near Beaumont.
15 August 2023.