by Pankhurst Gallery



I started URBAN SPRAWL the day after I finished my portrait, my studio had this window and the fireplace that I painted in in MAYBE TOMORROW. My bed was in this room and I went to sleep watching the moonlight on the ladder. The blind had no cord, so I never closed the blind. I could lean out the window and touch the ladder.  I was a finalist in the NZ Benson & Hedges Art Award 1970 with URBAN SPRAWL. It was bought by the then Minister of Justice Dr Martyn Findlay and hung behind his desk in Parliament.