Ray Crooke

Australian artist (b. 1922) 

In 2003 and 2005 I worked with artist Ray Crooke. We produced a set of colloblock prints depicting life in a Fijian village.

Crooke was in service in the Second World War in North Queensland, Borneo and Thursday Island. These places feature dramatically in his later works of art.

From the 1950’s onwards the artist made regular trips through the tropics. He depicted the natural beauty of the islands and the inhabitant’s passion for living in harmony with their environment.

Ray’s art is particularly meaningful for me. I was born in Fiji so was delighted to partner with Crooke on these wonderful exotic, tropical works.