I grew up near Piha on Auckland's Wild West Coast. I now live on 10 bush clad acres, with my wife and 6 year old son, on Great Barrier Island. It's a place that's remote, secluded, romantic and inspirational.
My work is driven by my lifelong connection to the ocean, and my passion for surfing.
The son of two 70's basket weavers and total hippies, my own creativity appeared during high school workshop design classes at Avondale College, where I came to love working with New Zealand native timber and also learnt to bone carve.
More recently, after helping my mother Viv Keenan, a well known copper artist (no longer a hippy), with some production issues. I came to enjoy working with copper as well.
I am a self taught artist and designer, I try keep my work imaginative yet real. I have a desire for simplicity and to capture the essence of my subject as well as it's beauty.