Sunday, September 2, 2007

This in NOW finished!!

well I'm glad to say this one in done!!

Monday, July 23, 2007


Have just added a link to a video I have recently had made about my art and what inspires my art. Its under the title 'Mike Mayhew on YOUTUBE' on the right hand side of this page.

Sunday, July 22, 2007


Heres the latest pic of where this painting is at, I'm not sure if its done or not, still feel theres something more to add to it. Maybe some grasses by the lakes edge? hummmm....

Saturday, June 30, 2007

Update (ten million years later)

Here's another progress shot, still more to work on for it to be finished.

wow its been almost a month since I posted last, gee how time flies!!

Thursday, May 31, 2007

Progress shot

Coming together now, is looking like its going in the right direction.
Mike :)

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Ripple painting, more work

Not too sure where to go at this point, but it is starting to come together, and is looking more refined. Kind of hypnotizing at the moment!

Friday, May 25, 2007

Monday, May 21, 2007

Ripple painting

Here's a pic of were I am with this painting at the mo.

Tuesday, May 8, 2007

'Time of Bay' FINISHED :)

Its about time this was finished too hehe

Friday, April 20, 2007

progress shot

Painting progress shot.

Thursday, April 12, 2007

A progress shot of the four panel painting :)

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Four Panel update

Here's a shot of the four panel painting so far, am working on it now more to get this one finished sooner rather than later. :)


Tuesday, April 3, 2007

Round wooden surface painting

Finished a painting that's painted on a round wooden surface, which is new for me, since I'm am used to boxed canvas. Have found I really like the smooth surface the wood gives, so will try some more on wood for sure :) I really like the rimu wood surround, finishes it off well.

Sunday, April 1, 2007


Sorry about not posting lately, but have been a real slack ass. I have moved onto to few new projects since last post, and have finished one, but not the any of the ones on the blog site.

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Painting for sister

Hi all, have started another one instead of working on the one I posted before. This work will explore the idea of one space, but with different times of the day, from dawn to dusk. This is just the ground colour to then start layer the lighter tones on top, will add clouds that move in and out of each panel, to give a surreal look. This is a present for my sister, she's been waiting a while for one of my painting, its a wedding present and birthday present all in one from last year! So sis I have finally started it, hehe.


Tuesday, March 6, 2007

New work

Here's the start of a three panel work, I know its bright, but its just the first layer, will be layering blues on top. The hills are in the shape of the port hills here in chch.


Monday, March 5, 2007

Round seascape

progress so far, there are a lot of little stones there, and its only the start of the many layers! :0

Floor Panel Finished!!

Have finished the floor panel, great now I can start the million other paintings I need to start/finish! Boat has turned out better than I thought it would.


Saturday, March 3, 2007

Floor panel for 36 Red Gallery

Hey, sorry for not posting updates on the round seascape painting, but have been working on the floor panel for the 36 Red gallery. Heres the progress shot of it at the moment , still have the boat to do, but is looking good.

Sunday, February 18, 2007

Hummmm, what's new?

I know, not much of a change from last shot, but I will finish this one day! hehe

Sunday, February 11, 2007

Tiles have arrived!!

Hey there, well look here they are, finaly arrived today. I'm really happy with the way the colours turned . Just paid for them too, ouch!! So I better sell heaps of them aye!


Tuesday, February 6, 2007

Big round seascape

Here's a progress shot of what I'm working on at the moment. It's a biggie sized work, 48" square.

My paintings on ceramic tiles

I was approached by a new business, called Naturally Gifted, who manufacture art tiles. They sent me a sample, and it looks really good, great clear image, correct colours and a nice finnish to it. I have ordered about 16 different images, to see how they sell and what siutes it best. Will upload some of the other tile images when the shipment arrives.

My first post!

hello to all you people who have found my blog. I am just testing the waters at the mo, so will see how this goes.
Here's a painting I did at the end of last year. I'm wanting to do some more works like this one above. I want to add a more round, swirly look to my work. This is the direction my paintings will be going, I guess its like I'm putting a new spin to my work. *ha ha* I know, not funny.