Would you like a piece of art created just for you or a special someone? Ask me about a commissioned work. I can work with your photographs or mine (or a combination) to create a unique and meaningful piece.
- Fine-art photo-artistic or photographic prints
- Book cover art
- Photo references for artists
- Mural wallpaper, splashbacks, fabrics
- Pet portraits
- Photo restoration
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"Imagine" book cover art
Being involved with Zealandia has been life-changing for both me and Linton. So it was a huge honour to be asked to create the cover-art for Jim Lynch's book on the early history of Zealandia. Jim was the co-founder of this audacious conservation project. Jim had a list of target species he wanted, including kākā (of course!), weta, and hihi. I also tucked away some hidden surprises for him, including a korimako, and also a tiny Jim down on the historic valve tower. Every aspect was photographed in Zealandia then composited into the final image. I used a swirly painterly effect to pull it all together, and to make the West Scarp bush look like a stiff northerly was blowing through this typically windy valley. Jim's book was listed in the top 100 books in New Zealand by the Listener magazine, in 2019.
The limited-edition fine art prints of "Imagine" continue to raise funds for the Zealandia project.
Fine art print from iphone photo
For this commission, Lloyd wanted a painterly image of an amazing daytime encounter with a nocturnal ruru. He'd managed to snap a photo with his old iPhone, and loved the composition and light. By using more detailed images from my own library, I was able to recreate the missing detail and turn it into a painterly-style artwork, printed as an A3+ fine-art print.
"Rising Tide" book cover art
For their second book, Hilary Lapsley and Lois Cox (writing under the penname Jennifer Palgrave) wanted a photo-artistic piece featuring the wild and rocky Wellington South Coast. We had to get the weather and tide conditions just right, so I had a browser window open most days with the Taputeranga Marine Reserve web cam playing. Finally, it all came together and on a typical Wellington stormy summer's day, I put on my wooly cap and wet weather gear and raced to the coast! The final cover was a composite of multiple photos so that the designer could place the words in the best place. A splash of sea spray cinched the look!
Korimako portrait "Terms of Endearment"
This commission was inspired by "His Resplendence (tūī)" - a photographic-style portrait of a tūī. The brief was for a similar look-and-feel, but for a korimako (bellbird) - a special gift for a special sister. At that point, I didn't have good korimako photos in my library, so we didn't commit to the commission until we had the perfect photo. Fortunately, this beautiful fella decided to oblige and pose!