The lino carving for the cover of Cliff's new book. The book is written by Ian Christensen and covers the life and times of Cliff.
Cliff was raised in Te Kaha and went on to have a significant and unique roll in researching, developing and collaborating in producing new indigenous Maori art for Marae, Te Papa and the peoples of New Zealand.
Married to Allison for 45 years, 3 sons, David, Russell and Paul. I have been primary school teaching in New Zealand for 32 years and for the last 11 years have been developing a Book Art Studio, Library, Art Gallery and substantial warehouse of printmaking equipment and materials. We have a Letterpress Printing and Bookbinding Museum that is a working collection. I have invented an A4 relief printing press and an A3 hydraulic printing press that I manufacture and sell throughout New Zealand with sales into 5 countries overseas. Allison and I have written, illustrated, set, printed, bound and published over 100 titles of artist books.