Flying high

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

The Long and Winding Road

Bringing it on home part two: As dawn breaks on the big day the house pods are lifted onto the trucks at David the craftsman-builder’s yard for the long and delicate trip out to our place at the Kenepuru Heads. Normally it would take about an hour to drive this beautifully picturesque road. As it… Continue reading The Long and Winding Road

Bringing it on home

After nearly two years since we first saw our architect and the day finally arrived last week…. our house was due for delivery! The bulk of the construction of the six pods that make up the house being done at the builders yard an hours drive away at Mahakipawa. Our craftsman Builder David Kepes getting… Continue reading Bringing it on home

We’ve got plans!

Our house plans have gone to Council and now we wait to get started on the build! Hugh Tennent is our architect and he’s done a brilliant job in bringing our dream to realisation. Our vision to live lightly on our beautiful land, in a small but spacious and sustainably off the grid home looks… Continue reading We’ve got plans!

Turning on the Light

Once again I’ve been invited to contribute a couple of paintings for the Island Bay Art Auction…. the funds raised go towards the arts and cultural program at Island Bay School And here are my paintings: “Turning on the Light” … looking for peace, its in here somewhere! “Turning on the Light” oil on canvas,… Continue reading Turning on the Light

Heading Out To See

On the day I left Wellington I met one of my dear neighbours. The sight of the removal van inspired her to commission a painting of our beloved a South Coast….. she’d been meaning to for years – and now here it is!   We’re in a little boat, And we’re heading out to see… Continue reading Heading Out To See

Turning towards Home

Another, rather special, commission has found its way home!   In an incredibly generous act to celebrate the completion of a self build, it was commissioned as a surprise house warming gift for my niece and her family by some of their friends. I had to sneak about incognito in the dawn light to get… Continue reading Turning towards Home