My wife Nastja and I (and some balloons). Being ‘arty’.
Welcome! I am so excited to share this special collection of my paintings with you. I hope they put a smile on your face and you feel they’re a little bit of wonderful.
I started my first painting in 2001. I was living in New Zealand and had an empty apartment. I thought it would be an interesting challenge to create a painting for my wall. I invested in an easel, some paints and a whole lot of soap (oil paints get everywhere!)
6 months later I had my first painting. From that point on I tried to create at least one painting a year.
My paintings have been described as Norman Rockwell meets Dr Seuss with Disney Princesses. I’m proud to be mentioned in the same sentence with those amazing Visionaries.
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Come Fly With Me… This was my first painting ever! I was working on Lord of the Rings in New Zealand and had a really big apartment on the top of a building in downtown Wellington. The entire apartment was glass (which sounds great until you realize it’s freezing in winter, and boiling in summer. I did not renew my lease). The kitchen had ‘real walls’ which were very empty.