Its not all about brushstrokes

Winter is a great time for the housekeeping chores of art – cataloguing, re organising space, sketching and planning.That’s what May and June 2022 is about for me. When you purchase my art, you can either collect it in person or have it delivered direct to you by local art packing specialists. They send work world wide. Contact me on

Creativity & Recovery

It is a great privilege to live in New Zealand in 2020. Spring’s creative energies abound. We are reassessing  this website in the coming weeks. Any feedback you’d like to offer would be appreciated. Art on the site is for sale – email or phone if you’d like a piece for your walls – we use a specialist art packing and courier service. 



What’s Up

From a Whisper to a Sigh
Between a Whisper & a Sigh. encaustic on board, unframed

Early August 2019. Outside daffodils are unfurling and lambs frolicking. It’s warm in the studio where trays of onion seedlings sit on a heat plate alongside my easel and an electric fry pan of hot wax. It’s been busier in the garden this month than the studio as we approach an audit for certification as fully fledged members of Organic Farms NZ. But, as always in spring, creative juices stir.

Keep an eye out for new works on this site and news of an upcoming exhibition in Napier in October where the emphasis will be on three dimensional and small.

Regards Mark – email anytime

What’s Up?

My Kiwitea Art Studio looks onto orchard blossom and outside seedlings are ready for transfer into the garden beds of our organically certified property.

Labour Weekend is a New Zealand holiday with paid workers gifted Monday off but here the days merge.

Two new wax works are complete. Oroua Valley Grid was barely cold before it found a new home! Northern Manawatu has a distinctive palette  – greens, brown, charcoal gold and beautiful blues.

Resting on the easel is a much brighter wax reminiscence of French market days – not a straight line in sight!  Meanwhile work on ‘Ngahere’ – a large installation piece – is continuing. This week that involved sourcing native flax and researching techniques for rope making.

 Email me anytime! Regards Mark