Painting of Robinton Island – Richard Robinson


Artist Richard Robinson brought in this marvelous painting of Robinton Island, Bay Of Islands, New Zealand, to be copied and reproduced. Measuring over 1500mm x 1000mm this would be a challenge to copy. I photographed the image in 16 sections, stitched them together then colour proofed the image before making a full size canvas replica print. Richard was thrilled with the results.

More of Richard’s work can be found here:

Art for Hospice Charity Auction


The art work will be auctioned off for Hospice fundraiser.


Richard Cranenburgh from One The Edge Gallery has organised a charity art auction fundraiser for North Haven Hospice, Whangarei, Northland. One of the items to be auctioned is this abstract painting created by Richard.

The painting was photographed, colour corrected to match as close as possible as the original. This was then printed on canvas and mounted. Other affordable paintings, prints, photography, glass, wood, textile and ceramics will also be up for auction.

Viewing is at the Old Library, 7 Rust Ave, Whangarei from 29th October. Auction night is Wed 6th Nov starting 5pm. More information about the auction can be seen here: onthe

Art Print Reproduction – “What Lies Beneath”


Artist Sandra Whyte had me make art reproductions of her next painting “What Lies Beneath”. The painting depicts a Miromiro or Tomtit in the bush of Waipoua Forest where Sandra saw it on a tramping trip. The painting was carefully copied and colours matched closely to the original.

The original painting can be viewed at NKB Gallery 455 Mt Eden Road, Auckland. Sandra’s website has more information here

NKB Gallery website:

World War II Navy Photos

HMS Naid 1940 Newcastle on Tyne

HMS Naid anchored in New Castle on Tyne 1940

Near miss on HMS Naid in the Mediterranean Sea

Near miss on HMS Naid, Mediterranean Sea

Hit on After Magazines

Salvo from HMS York hits the after magazines on an Italian Destroyer

Another Job Done

Another Job Done.

Captured Luftwaffe Pilot

Captured Luftwaffe Pilot

Destruction of German wireless station

Destruction of German wireless station, Jan Mayen Island Nov 15, 1940

These are photos taken by George Darvill whom served in the Royal Marines in the British Navy during World War II. His son Eddie with the help of his daughter, contacted me to scan the images. They were scanned at a high resolution so every detail can be seen in each photo.

It just goes to show the sacrifices made during war, so we can live the way we do today.

Out On A Limb – Art Reproduction of Sirroco the Kakapo


Out On A Limb art reproduction by artist Sandra Whyte

Artist Sandra Whyte had me copy this painting of Sirroco the Kakapo onto canvas and art paper. Sirroco lives in the Maungatautari Ecological Island, Waikato. After a private sitting with Sirocco, Sandra painted his portrait and donated it to Maungatautari Trust to raise funds for an upgrade to the pest proof fence.

Measuring 20 x 40 inches (51 x 102cm) the painting was scanned in sections, joined together then colour corrected to match the original painting as close as possible. Mounted canvas prints and art prints are available to purchase. More information can be found at Sandra’s web link Sandra Whyte . Maungatautari Trust’s website can be found here

The painting sold in excess of $3000.

Building a car from scratch – the old school way


Building a car from scratch by hand – old school

John brought these old photos in to be enhanced and enlarged. It shows his father sitting in his home built car. Built from scratch in the 1930s, England, using only hand tools, John’s father made this little sports car. It just goes to show what you can make with skill & patience.

John thinks the car was later on sold and used for racing events. It’s whereabouts today is unknown.

Philip Kilmour – Artist – Whangaroa Boatshed

canvas reproduction philip kilmour whangaroa boatshed.jpg

Re-known painter Philip Kilmour contacted me about reproducing his latest painting ‘Whangaroa Boatshed’ to put onto canvas for limited edition prints.

Philip is a contemporary realist painter. The original painting measured 1015mm x 840mm. It was meticulously copied in detail, proofed and printed onto canvas. The final reproduction (limited to 75) will measure 24 x 30inches.

Philip’s works and background can be found on his website here