Being a mural artist that often uses spraypaint, I have noticed that a lot of people seem to be confused by the terms “graffiti“, “mural” and “street art”. That’s understandable; we live in a confusing world, language is fluid, and art is subjective. However this is something I have spent too long thinking about, so
A week ago New Zealand lost one of our greatest cartoonists, Murray Ball. The night that I heard the news I went and painted a tribute to his primary character – the dog simply known as Dog – on a concrete water tower in our local dog park. I didn’t publicise this at the time
I was honoured to team up with the Child Cancer Foundation and Mr Vintage to produce this t-shirt. CCF Child Ambassador Sophie drew her monster, and then I painted my version of her drawing – and now you can help her fight the monster by buying one of these awesome shirts. At any given time,
Done! Huge thanks again to everyone that donated money and paint, particularly Cracked Ink, Dulux New Zealand, and that one super generous guy that donated $400. Here are some before shots, progress shots, and a photo showing them in relation to each other. Here’s a brief writeup on the finished walls… ‘Tāne’ In Māori mythology, Tāne
Hi friends. So I’m not one to ask for money lightly, but I have a cool opportunity to make something awesome – and I’d love some more funds to make it more awesome. So I’d like to ask y’all to see if you can help. I was recently contacted by Mayfield Primary School in Ōtara, asking if I would
I had my second proper solo exhibition a couple of weeks ago. I’m pretty bad at promotion, so didn’t tell enough people, but I still had a nice crowd turn up, drink all the beer, and buy five paintings. So I’d count that as a win! I had fifteen pieces up for sale, based on
Over the next few months, I’m going to be involved in a couple of marketing / advertising / corporate gigs with my art. Being an old school, DIY-or-die punk rock type that loves my independence, this is something I spent a fair bit of time thinking about; am I going to be a sellout? Is this the first step in a decline where I am diluting my core ideals in exchange for a bit of temporary moolah?
The short answer, of course, is “yes”.
I have been given permission to paint some of Chorus’s exchange boxes around Auckland, after there was some great press about the Grumpy Cat piece I painted; it was featured on the front page of the Central Leader, our local paper, and support for it was so widespread that the local community board – the
So I thought I’d spread a bit of the love on here and give some publicity to five artists from New Zealand whose work I love, and who have inspired me in my own artistic career. (This, of course, means I can totally link to their profiles on Facebook when I post this, and hopefully
Start with the archetypal apology for sporadic updates, which inordinately draws attention to the date of the previous entry (it’s August last year). Offer up excuses; new baby, busy job, lack of hours in the day. Anyway, now I’m back to the regular schedule. My new fans and more observant haters may have seen the