Mike asked me to do a portrait of him doing a "Powhiri" ( Maori Challange ) in front of the sacred Maori star group "Matariki" ( Pleadees )on the front guard of his newly built Trike, and to airbrush star images on the rear guards. The seven stars in the group represent his seven children, and the powhiri is representative of the strength of his Maori cultural heritage. The image of Mike is only about 100mm (4in)high so was quite a challenge, but a very satisfying one, for such a nice guy.
Mike's Trike

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