Exhibit in the Pastorie in the MartinusKerk in Hoogland

Come and join me on the 12th April 2019, 8.00pm in the Pastorie of the Martinus Kerk, Hoogland, Amersfoort.

Why Draw Buildings?

Het antwoord is eenvoudig. In Nieuw Zeeland, het land waar ik vandaan kom, zie ik dagelijks een adembenemende natuur om mij heen. Die prachtige natuur dringt zich aan je op. Daar ontkomen beeldende kunstenaars ook niet aan. Elke dag biedt een nieuwe mogelijkheid om je in die wereld om je heen te verdiepen en die artistiek te interpreteren en vast te leggen. En zo dragen zij bij aan het scheppen en het weergeven van een belangrijk aspect van de culturele contekst van het land. Hier in Nederland ervaar ik een andere wereld om mij heen. Overal staan huizen en gebouwen. De architectuur levert een prachtig tijdsbeeld op….

Preparing for an Exhibit

I recently spent three months back in New Zealand. I took the time to work on some linocuts, which I … More

Amsterdam Cafe Culture

from one of the many bridges and as I browsed the delightful sounds of a French horn wafted through the open door. It was clearly live music and being very partial to the brass instruments my curiosity got the better of me. 

Cycling in Amsterdam

The bike is such an iconic part of Dutch culture. How could I not capture it on paper.  This is an Indian ink, applied by brush on manuscript paper. I love ink’s beautiful blackness and permanence. In addition the strong linear aspect of urban, architectural views make it a natural subject for ink.

Amsterdam Dreaming

I’m currently working on a series of images of Amsterdam. My focus is once again on the architecture – I can draw nature in New Zealand but here I like to wallow in the richness and beauty of the architecture.

Very Special….

My first year in the Netherlands was tough: house buying, job hunting, trying to make friends etc.. Then in January … More

Onze Lieve Vrouwentoren

he church that belonged to the tower was destroyed by a gunpowder explosion in the 18th century. It forms the focal point of this drawing.

Amersfoort Kunstkijkroute – Sunday 15th April 2018

Come along to the Amersfoort Kunstkijkeroute

For sale

Can you believe it – its for sale

I’ve always wanted to live in a church conversion. Now, just down the road this one is for sale. Its … More

For sale

Drawing my new home town

This is really a Dutch City and you do not find hoards of tourists wandering round, unlike Amsterdam. I refer to Amersfoort as ‘Amsterdam for the locals’.

Christchurch Art Centre, New Zealand after earthquakes (for sale)

Christchurch Earthquakes

It wasn’t until 2010 that I began drawing. It was after the earthquakes in Christchurch New Zealand, and there was … More