Monday, July 16, 2018

Moturoa BP

Five years ago, I did this sketch of a weird BP service station in Moturoa. Since it was kind of a house with fuel pumps in front of it, I wondered how long it would last in today's safety regulated world. It turns out, about 2 years. The new modern replacement looks like any other in the world and has a bit less charm. It does have a small cafe inside the kiosk though, in case you want to sit around and watch people pump gas*. 
(*like me)

Saturday, July 7, 2018

Pou whenua, Victoria Skate Park

A quick capture of one of the carved pou shrouded with ti kouka at Victoria Skate Park while the young fella practices his tail whips.

Monday, July 2, 2018

Drawing Attention July 2018

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To read Drawing Attention July 2018 as a scrollable pdf, click HERE.

Saturday, June 30, 2018

Sketching weekend in wellington

Here I am, finally posting a few of my drawings from the weekend back in March. Time flies. It was great seeing everyone and really hoping we can do it again next year.
 A couple of old houses on Aro Street.
 Back door to Hotel Bristol.
Even though it was extremely cold, the owner of the van insisted on giving me an icecream. Funnily enough, I drew a Mr Whippy truck last year too.

Tuesday, June 26, 2018


Winter sketching means having a cooked breakfast in a warm cafe and sketching from the window.

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Permian Period

Puke Ariki Museum has a moving, growling exhibition attracting hordes of kids (and kids at heart) - the period before the dinosaurs, the Permian Period 260 million years ago.

My mum was as usual more prolific with her sketches than me

Monday, June 4, 2018

Here I give thanks to Mondrian

Colin McCahon's 'Titirangi Cupboard Door' and 'Here I give thanks to Mondrian'

Arnold Manaaki Wilson and Selwyn Muru carvings

Quick sketches from a visit to the Auckland Art Gallery in the weekend. A great way to get out of the Auckland rain.

Henri Gaudier-Brzeska self-portrait in bronze