My explorative work can sometimes start a commission line, such as the large-scale trees - see the Pohutukawa page.
The triptychs are a freeing format allowing the spontaneous appearance of memory, metaphor and archetype. This makes for creative right-brain exploration vs the left-brain science of portrait painting accuracy.
Esoteris (from the word "esoteric") shows earlier painting exploration that led eventually to the contemplative works of 2012.
The Long blacks and Long whites were painted mainly while on tour around NZ, 2007-2011, the parade of communities inspiring creative variety. The CONTEMPLATIVE section discusses that Tour and my Journey.