I first visited Fiji in 1970 and returned for next 4 decades saw many changes in their lifestyle & culture. I was privileged to visit Tonga ,Vanuatu, Samoa and PNG and each country had a big influence on my developing art. This is a large painting I did after a visit to Tonga. I am sure the Royals will see a much changed Island to what I saw and recorded in the 1980's.
I love experimenting with coloured backgrounds -sometimes using gold - to give a new dimension to my drawings from a live model. Sometimes my first perception of a new model leads to new ideas in colour & form.