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

Nature’s Heart

“Keep close to Nature’s heart… and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.” – John Muir It’s why I’m inspired to paint!  The feeling of completing the cycle, from inspiration in the wilderness, the long conversations and a sense of place,… Continue reading Nature’s Heart

The creative Spirit unleashed!

In partnership with Gordon Harris Art Supplies in Wellington I’ll soon be starting a new weekday painting class in Wellington. They’ve got a small but fabulous workshop space in their new store at 182 Vivian St, and I’ll be starting up a class there for a couple hours every Wednesday afternoon. We’ll be working on… Continue reading The creative Spirit unleashed!

“Wild South” goes to Auction

“Wild South” the high seas from Wellington’s South Coast is my newest painting hot off the easel. This, along with these other two, “Drylands” and “Southerly Approaching”, will be going under the hammer at the Island Bay School Art Auction on Friday, theres an online process too, so you dont even have to come to… Continue reading “Wild South” goes to Auction

Taking off

I take off for the hills where gulls circle and soar in the thermals as if caught in the sky’s blue plughole and their flight’s elan where the nor’wester flips off the ridges and the tussock’s restless and shines on the hillsides, inland Otago’s vast acres browning in the sun. I take off for the… Continue reading Taking off

Into the Blue

One of the joys of this life is reconnecting with my paintings again. When they turn up in my studio its like seeing family after a few years away.  “Into the Blue V” is the latest one to come home. It is one of a series I did from Santorini in the Greek Islands. The… Continue reading Into the Blue

On the spot 

I was honoured last week to be invited to be the guest Judge of the Fielding and Districts Art Society Annual exhibition. The  show includes an ANZAC commemorative section called “Fields of Dreams”. The standard of submissions was impressive and it was no easy matter to decide the section winners, this is a selection of… Continue reading On the spot