"I am passionate about reflecting
on the world of the Maori in my paintings. My favourite
technique is a combination of eggtempera and oil on canvas."
Born 1951 in Germany, Thomas has a master of Fine Arts degree
and is now a New Zealand Citizen who lives and works in
the Bay of Islands.
Since 1990 his work focuses on the Maori people of Aotearoa
(New Zealand). His paintings are strong images of today's
life of the Tangata Whenua (the people of the land), who
came from Polynesia approximately 1600 years ago...