For the period of our Covid-19 Lockdown I’m taking my painting classes online. So if you want to join us it’s on Wednesday evenings from 7-9pm (NZST). It costs $40 per session and it works surprisingly well! You’ll need a zoom capable device (ie the Zoom app downloaded) with its camera focused on your painting… Continue reading Zooming in!
Facing the Wind
As we face into these uncertain times with the coronavirus swirling around us it’s reassuring to know my paintings can still reach out into the enforced lockdown and touch others with a sense of peace, and stillness and a glimpse of hope in the light off a new dawn. This one in the series “Facing… Continue reading Facing the Wind
The birds are singing (along with the Italians!) and the sun keeps rising and come tides in and out. It feels like a great time just to sit and ‘be in the moment’ in Splendid Isolation here at Ngahere Hou. This is my latest painting of the view from here, that I did for one… Continue reading Splendid Isolation…
The Moving Sky
“the way I had come and, secretly, the way I was still to go, brought together in the unyielding ground and in the symmetry of the moving sky, caught in still waters,” ~ David Whyte from ‘Twice Blessed “The Moving Sky” Kenepuru Heads, oil on canvas 300x300mm The Moving Sky from home here at the… Continue reading The Moving Sky
Be Still and Listen…
You know those times when you just stop, be still and listen. You can hear the earth singing! This is one of my favourite places, Punakaiki on the West Coast of the South Island, a good place just to slow down and stop, breathe into the silence….. watching the late sun sink into the sea.… Continue reading Be Still and Listen…
For a good cause
Last week I had the privilege of participating in the Lifeline Trust youth suicide fundraising auction organised by the Jake Millar Foundation. I’m very happy to say my painting “I’ll Meet You There” sold for a good price with all funds going to support the Trusts valuable work. Thanks to everyone involved. You can see… Continue reading For a good cause
September Special….Make an offer
As we close in on completion of our new and spectacular house….and Chris Moller from “Grand Designs” keeps asking where’s the contingency? I’m thinking its time to get you involved! I’m happy to offer 30% off the listed price to get our house finished! So heres your chance to make an offer on any of… Continue reading September Special….Make an offer
Vulnerability and hopelessness descended on me as I watched helplessly as fire engulfed our power shed a couple of weeks ago… We’d had a week of dreadful weather and a team of builders onsite so the generator had kicked in to give the solar batteries a boost when the lights began to flicker and the… Continue reading Disempowerment!
Embrace the Mystery!
Some of the places you have to go to do painting commissions are pretty cool, and this is up there as one of them! Tulum Playa, Mexico…. Putting my feet up after walking the beach, 5k each way in the baking heat! It’s the weed season straight in from the USA apparently…. and it’s turtle… Continue reading Embrace the Mystery!
Bringing it on home: Part three. The final delivery of the house. After the perilous long and winding road and the steep climb up the driveway there was the just little matter of lifting the house off the trucks and up onto its foundations! Digger driver and wild goat hunter extraordinaire Richard watches the final… Continue reading Flying high