After a long and successful career in the advertising and publishing industries as a commercial illustrator, Spike has now turned his hand to creating realistic oil paintings. While he is best known for his aviation and marine paintings, recently Spike, has started to paint New Zealand's majestic mountains which he has called home for the past 17 years. With every brush stroke he captures the light and detail of the South Island's epic alpine landscape. Spike has exhibited in the USA, Australia and New Zealand, and many of his paintings hang in private collections around the world. He has won many local art awards and teaches drawing & painting classes regularly to both adults and children. He mostly paints in oils on very fine canvas and welcomes commissions.