Craigs Aspiring Art Prize finalist 2020



"Journey" is a visual narrative that explores the relationship between nature and the human world.  Using visual metaphors, ambiguity, colour and tone, a narrative is suggested to provoke thought. Symbols are used to tie the painting to New Zealand but not directly to a time or place. There is a sense of mystery that is evoked by the muted tones, indistinguishable islands, the calm, uninviting sea, and the sea fog that obscures direction. The stern of a canoe blends cultural symbols. It points to a way forward and to the journey ahead.


Measures 76 cm x 76 cm x 3.5 cm deep (30 inches x 30 inches x 1.38 inches deep) . 

Premium Artist Oil paint is used to ensure that the colours are clean, bright and light-steadfast. The paints A and AA ratings aid in the longevity of the paints, and will last well over 75 years.  The canvas is made from 100% cotton with a tight, even weave and is coated with a quality gesso primer.  As many as 12 layers of transparent glazes are applied to the paintings to achieve the colour and light displayed in each work.


Photographs are an indication of what the artworks could look like in a room and are not to the exact ratio. Other items in the photograph are not included.


All copyright is retained by the artist, and the artwork cannot be reproduced without written consent from the artist.

Journey - original oil on canvas