A family Momento for new Generations

Commissions of paintings of ships that carried ancestors out to a new life in New Zealand can be undertaken, and if possible, the family story incorporated into the painting.


1071mm x 910mm – Oil on Canvas. Sold.

The painting above was a commission for a family, as a momento of the family’s ancestors arriving in New Zealand at Port Lyttelton in September 1876, onboard the New Zealand Shipping Company’s immigrant ship, the ‘Waitangi’. A son was born on the ship in July 1876. The final painting was 900mm x 750mm and needed quite a lot of research to complete the painting, and was very well received by the family when framed and finally hung on the wall.


A commission for the classic yacht ‘Waitangi” a familiar and majestic sight on the waters of the Auckland Harbour and Hauraki Gulf.


I share a studio on Birkenhead Point with my wife who is an established pastel artist. Marie has been teaching pastel classes In Auckland for over 18 years and has been extensively involved in PANZ (Pastel Society of New Zealand). Marie is currently teaching fashion drawing to the fashion design students at Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design.