Texts

Playing with hand drawn texts, began at Design School in 1970. Obviously these paintings attempt to say something - but for me the most important thing is the visual poetry. Sometimes the words are just marks which don’t necessarily have to make sense but must be beautiful - (like Japanese or Arabic texts, which always seem graphically exquisite to me however mundane the message they might actually contain) - if the words trigger some sort of emotional or mental connection in the viewer as ‘English’... well that’s a bonus.

Take Me To The April Sun In Cuba - NZ Music Lyric #25 by Paul Hewson - Performed by Dragon (Snake eyes on the paradise and we got to go today) acrylic & gouache on paper 560 x 560 mm - SOLD

The Listening Times - NZ Music Lyric #24 by James Milne - Performed by Lawrence Arabia (These are my morning thoughts - everyone looks awful - we need to go to bed) gouache & acrylic on paper 560 x 560 mm (framed) - $1200
Only The Lonely - NZ Music Lyric #23 by Dave Donaldson & Steve Roche - Performed by Thrashing Marlin (Roy can sing Only Thel Lonely, let me set the record straight - and if you want to leave me now that would be just fucking great) gouache & acrylic on paper 560 x 560 mm - SOLD
Palace - NZ Music Lyric #22 by Dave Dobbyn - Performed by Dave Dobbyn (Now I close my eyes...Now I close my eyes...Now I close my eyes...) acrylic on paper 560 x 560 mm (framed) - SOLD
Lying In The Sand - NZ Music Lyric #21 by Harry Lyon - Performed by Hello Sailor (Ship sails in the harbour - Sailor boys on land - they can bring you anything!) acrylic & gouache on paper 560 x 560 mm - SOLD
How Is The Air Up There? - NZ Music Lyric #20 by Steve Duboff & Artie Kornfeld - Performed by The La De Das (Yr mother watches her TV - won't talk to you all night!) acrylic & gouache on paper 560 x 560 mm - SOLD
Jesus I Was Evil - NZ Music Lyric #19 by Darcy Clay - Performed by Darcy Clay (Now I grow the food that feeds the homeless in the streets - and comb my hair one billion times a week) acrylic on paper 560 x 560 mm (framed) - SOLD
Fredom St Mary's - NZ Music Lyric #18 by Bruno Lawrence & Chris Seresin - Performed by Blerta (And it's sad to say that the more things change - the more they stay the same) acrylic & gouache on paper 560 x 560mm - SOLD

It Takes Money - NZ Music Lyric #17 by Arthur Baysting - Performed by Neville Purvis (It takes Money if you know what I mean - I just can't get enough pictures of the queen) acrylic & gouache on paper 560 x 560mm - $1200

Listen To The Band - NZ Music Lyric #16 by Bruce Sontgen, Phil Pritchard, George Barris, George Limbidis, Jimmy Lawrie - Performed by Highway (Listen to the music- can you hear it out there?) acrylic & gouache on paper 560 x 560mm - SOLD
There Is No Depression In NZ - NZ Music Lyric #15 by Don McGlashan & Richard Von Sturmer Performed by Blam Blam Blam. (There is no Sexism Sexism!) acrylic & gouache on paper 560 x 560mm - SOLD
Whitby Success - NZ Music Lyric #14 by Rick Bryant & Peter Kennedy Performed by Rough Justice (I want a shacklock mansion with a concrete lawn - gonna paint the bastard beige) acrylic & gouache on paper 560 x 560mm - SOLD
I'm A Texan - NZ Music Lyric #13 by Graham Brazier & Dave McArtney Performed by Hello Sailor (Danger - Ain't cha' - Mel look at me - I'm a Texan!) acrylic & gouache on paper 560 x 560mm - SOLD
This Is The Life - NZ Music Lyric #12 by Ian Watkin & Geoff Murphy - Performed by Blerta (There aint nothing that I want babe - but just to lie hear by your side) acrylic & gouache on paper 560 x 560mm - SOLD
Angel's Heap - NZ Music Lyric #11 by Tim & Neil Finn Performed by The Finn Brothers (I took a ride in an Angel's Heap - she made me come alive in a red vinyl seat) acrylic & gouache on paper 560 x 560mm (framed) - $1200
Saboteur - NZ Music Lyric #10 by Bill Urale Performed by King Kapisi (Hate in people must expire - elevate me take me higher) acrylic & gouache on paper 560 x 560mm (framed) - SOLD

Not Given Lightly - NZ Music Lyric #9 by Chris Knox Performed by Chris Knox (Shed me yr tears till I drown in yr oceans) acrylic & gouache on paper 560 x 560mm - SOLD

Why Does Love - NZ Music Lyric #8 by Jordan Luck Performed by The Exponents (Jackie came - she went away - deep in the valley I kissed her that day) acrylic & gouache on paper 560 x 560mm (framed) - SOLD

A Chip That Sells Millions - NZ Music Lyric #7 by Edmund Mc Williams Performed by Bressa Creating Cake (I dig the flavours dad's been creating - most of them salty) acrylic & gouache on paper 560 x 560mm (framed) - $1200

What's Going On? - NZ - Music Lyric #6 by Jed Town Performed by Fetus Productions (You can feel yr heart beat - every day - what's going on?) acrylic & gouache on paper 560 x 560mm - SOLD

That Look In Your Eye - NZ Music Lyric #5 By Ian Morris & Dave Dobbyn Performed by Th' Dudes (But then one day - you came to stay - and now.....) acrylic & gouache on paper 560 x 560mm (framed) - SOLD

Sittin' In The Rain - NZ Music Lyric #4 by John Mayall Performed by The Underdogs (I got a blister on my heel baby - a splinter right through my heart) acrylic & gouache on paper 560 x 560mm (framed) - $1200

Saturday Night Stay At Home - NZ Music Lyric #3 by Phil Judd & Buster Stiggs Performed by The Suburban Reptiles (She slipped out of the window b'cos she couldn't use the door) acrylic & gouache on paper 560 x 560mm (framed) - SOLD

That Was My Mistake - NZ Music Lyric #2 by Tim Finn & Eddie Raynor - Performed by Split Enz (I went out to see if I could fall in love again) acrylic & gouache on paper 560 x 560mm - SOLD

Anchor Me - NZ Music Lyric #1 by Don McGlashan - Performed by - The Mutton Birds (Anchor me in the middle of your deep blue sea) acrylic & gouache on paper 560 x 560mm - SOLD

Wild Thing (Love Song #21 - The Troggs) (gouache on brown paper) 300 x 300 mm SOLD

 

Anchor Me (Love Song #20 - The Mutton Birds) (gouache on brown paper) 300 x 300 mm SOLD

 

The Loving (Love Song #19 - XTC) (gouache on brown paper) 300 x 300 mm SOLD

 

Sunshine Of Your Love (Love Song #18 - The Sunshine Of Your Love - Cream) (gouache on brown paper) 300 x 300 mm SOLD

 

Songbirds (Love Song #17 - ) (gouache on brown paper) 300 x 300 mm SOLD

 

Sail Away (Love Song #16 - ) (gouache on brown paper) 300 x 300 mm SOLD

 

Power Of Soul (Love Song #15 - Freedom - Jimi Hendrix) (gouache on brown paper) 300 x 300 mm SOLD

 

Porpoise Mouth (Love Song #14 - Porpoise Mouth - Coutry Joe & The Fish) (gouache on brown paper) 300 x 300 mm SOLD

 

Perfect Day #2 (Love Song #13 - Perfect day - Lou Reed) (gouache on brown paper) 300 x 300 mm SOLD

 

Perfect Day #1 (Love Song #12 - Perfect Day - Lou Reed) (gouache on brown paper) 300 x 300 mm SOLD

 

Lover's Story (Love Song #11 Lovers Story - David Bowie) (gouache on brown paper) 300 x 300 mm SOLD

 

Light My Fire (Love Song #10 - Light My Fire - TheDoors) (gouache on brown paper) 300 x 300 mm SOLD

 

Imagine #2 (Love Song #9 -Imagine - John Lennon) (gouache on brown paper) 300 x 300 mm SOLD

 

Imagine #1 (Love Song #8 - Imagine - John Lennion) (gouache on brown paper) 300 x 300 mm SOLD

 

I Don't Care (Love Song #7 - James Brown) (gouache on brown paper) 300 x 300 mm SOLD

 

I Just Called (Love Song #6 - I Just Called To Say I Love You - Stevie Wonder) (gouache on brown paper) 300 x 300 mm SOLD

 

Harvest Moon (Love Song #5 - Harvest Moon - Neil Young) (gouache on brown paper) 300 x 300 mm SOLD

 

Burning Desire #2 (Love Song #4 - Fire - Jimi Hendrix) (gouache on brown paper) 300 x 300 mm

Burning Desire (Love Song #3 - Fire - Jimi Hendrix) (gouache on brown paper) 300 x 300 mm SOLD

 

Dirty Love (Love Song #2 - Dirty Love - Frank Zappa) (gouache on brown paper) 300 x 300 mm SOLD

 

Dazed & Confused (Love Song #1 - Dazed & Confused - Led Zeppelin) (gouache on brown paper) 300 x 300 mm SOLD

 

When You Wish - diptych (gouache on brown paper) both 300 x 300 mm

 

Dance Like Your Mother - (gouache on brown paper) 300 x 300 mm SOLD

 

Wo Ist? #2 - (gouache on brown paper) 300 x 300 mm SOLD

 

Nothing's Just Something called Nothing - (gouache on brown paper) 300 x 300 mm SOLD

 

What Do You Mean Guilty? - (gouache on brown paper) 300 x 300 mm

 

Good Time #2 (gouache on brown paper) 300 x 300 mm

 

End Of The World (gouache on brown paper) 300 x 300 mm

 

What More Do You Want? (gouache on brown paper) 300 x 300 mm

 

Nowt So Queer (gouache on brown paper) 300 x 300 mm

 

What In The World? (gouache on brown paper) 300 x 300 mm SOLD

 

New Mistakes (gouache on brown paper) 300 x 300 mm

 

Fuck 'em (gouache on brown paper) 200 x 200 mm

Worse (gouache on brown paper) 200 x 200 mm

Always (gouache on brown paper) 200 x 200 mm SOLD

Show Me Your Picasso (gouache on brown paper) 200 x 200 mm SOLD

Cows (gouache on brown paper) 200 x 200 mm SOLD

Another Day (gouache on brown paper) 200 x 200 mm

Every Fuckwit (gouache on brown paper) 200 x 200 mm SOLD

Good Time (gouache on brown paper) 200 x 200 mm SOLD

Kiss My Arse (gouache on brown paper) 200 x 200 mm SOLD

Newspaper Taxis (gouache on brown paper) 200 x 200 mm

Right & Wrong (gouache on brown paper) 200 x 200 mm SOLD

Love & Hate (gouache on brown paper) 200 x 200 mm SOLD

Notrhing's Just Something (gouache on brown paper) 200 x 200 mm SOLD

Perfect Legs (gouache on brown paper) 200 x 200 mm SOLD

Please (gouache on brown paper) 200 x 200 mm

Smelling Mistake (gouache on brown paper) 200 x 200 mm SOLD

Too Much Fun(gouache on brown paper) 200 x 200 mm

Too Much To Think (oli on hardboard) 680 x 400 mm SOLD

Wo Ist? (dipych) (oli on hardboard) 680 x 400 mm SOLD

Wrong (dipych) (oli on hardboard) 680 x 400 mm SOLD

The Writing (Fane Flaws & Jo Blogg) (oil & acrylic on pegboard & plywood) 860 x 970 mm

 

Ah Um (diptych) (oil on hardboard) 680 x 400 mm - SOLD

 

Nice Use Of Colour (acrylic on wood) 400 x 300 mm

 

Old Work (enamel on wood) 490 x 130 mm

 

Unnecessary (acrylic on wood) 410 x 210 mm

 

Don't Ask Me (oil and wood on canvas) 500 x 500 mm SOLD

 

Shut Up (oil on board) 200 x 250 mmSOLD

 

Bitches (acrylic on wood) 260 x 210 mm

 

Ask The Vanquished (acrylic on canvas) 1360 x 1360 mm - SOLD

 

I Feel Them On My Cheeks (acrylic on canvas) 1360 x 1360 mm SOLD

 

Help (acrylic on wood) 300 x 190 mm SOLD

 

Better? (acrylic on wood) 300 x 190 mm SOLD

 

End Of The World? (acrylic on wood) 260 x 190 mm SOLD

 

Who Does Yr Framing? (acrylic on wood) 330 x 140 mm SOLD

 

A Couple'a Days (acrylic on wood) 400 x 300 mm SOLD

 

A Nice Bit Of Skirt (acrylic on wood) 340 x 130 mm SOLD

 

Aucklander (acrylic on paper on wood) 600 x 200 mm SOLD

 

Impossible (acrylic on paper on wood) 690 x 600 mm SOLD

 

Less Drums (acrylic on paper on wood) 690 x 600 mm SOLD

 

What Do You Mean Ones? (acrylic on paper on wood) 7690 x 600 mm SOLD

 

Johnsonville (acrylic on paper on wood) 7690 x 600 mm SOLD

 

Rugby Is Foreplay (acrylic on paper on wood) 600 x 200 mm SOLD

 

In & Around (acrylic on paper on wood) 600 x 200 mm SOLD

 

Anything (acrylic & oil on wood) 580 x 215 mm SOLD

 

A Very Wise Investment (acrylic on canvas) 710 x 560 mm SOLD

 

Strangely, Similarly, Sadly (acrylic on canvas) 690 x 600 mm SOLD

 

What Goes Around Comes Around (oil on canvas) 1520 x 1010mm SOLD

 

Big Question #1 (oil & on canvas) 1520 x 1010mm SOLD

 

Big Deal - Flaws/Poppelwell (oil on canvas) 910 x 1210mm SOLD

 

Thankyou Dick (oil & acrylic on board) 580 x 210mm SOLD

Useless Art Object (oil & acrylic on board) 580 x 210mm SOLD

Stupid Poem (oil & acrylic on board) 640 x 1380mm SOLD

Important Work (oil & acrylic on board) 640 x 1380mm - NFS

Dead Horse (oil & acrylic on board) 640 x 1380mm

Failed Experiment (oil & acrylic on board) 640 x 1380mm SOLD

Help Me Stop (oil & acrylic on board) 640 x 1380mm

Lost Opportunity (oil & acrylic on board) 575 x 1280mm

Never Mind The Bollocks (oil & acrylic on board) 580 x 1270mm

Unfinished Business (oil & acrylic on board) 570 x 1008mm NFS

I'm Very Polite (oil & acrylic on board) 600 x 1260mm

Vacuous Rectangle (oil & acrylic on board) 640 x 1380mm

No Death (oil and acrylic on board) 230 x 230mm SOLD

Slumbering Dog (oil and acrylic on board) 230 x 230mm SOLD

Complaisant Man (oil & acrylic on board) 580 x 210mm

 

Ill Wind (oil & acrylic on board) 580 x 210mm SOLD

 

Nothing But Paint (oil & acrylic on board) 230 x 600mm

 

Oh Dear! (oil & acrylic on board) 230 x 600mm SOLD

 

Too Much Black - What More Do You Want? diptych (acrylic on canvas) 1630 x 1040mm SOLD

 

As Dull As Anything (oil & acrylic on board) 230 x 600mm

 

What More Do You Want? (oil & acrylic on board) 230 x 600mm SOLD

 

Don't Ask Me (oil & acrylic on board) 230 x 600mm SOLD

 

Fucked If I Know (oil & acrylic on board) 230 x 600mm SOLD

 

Nothing To Write Home About (oil & acrylic on board) 230 x 600mm

Right Royal Cock Up (oil & acrylic on board) 230 x 600mm SOLD

No Oil Painting (oil & acrylic on board) 230 x 600mm SOLD

Whatever (oil & acrylic on board) 230 x 600mm SOLD

Sorry (oil & acrylic on board) 230 x 600mm SOLD

 

No Excuse (acrylic on canvas) 900 x 500mm

 

None The Wiser #1 (diptych -oil on canvas) 1010 x 2020mm SOLD

 

None The Wiser #2 (diptych -oil on canvas) 1010 x 2020mm -

 

None The Wiser #3 (diptych -oil on canvas) 1010 x 2020mm -

 

None The Wiser #4 (diptych -oil on canvas) 1010 x 2020mm

 

soldNew Mistakes