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 

Coming home

Places where the heart lives…. “When you love something like reading — or drawing or music or nature — it surrounds you with a sense of connection to something great. If you are lucky enough to know this, then your search for meaning involves whatever that Something is. It’s an alchemical blend of affinity and… Continue reading Coming home

When you’re ready….

Its always good to reconnect with my paintings  theyre so much a part of me. Even if they’re looking a little sad!   I’ve just had this painting sent back to me by its owner in Christchurch. It was damaged in the earthquakes down there. Fortunately the damage was relatively minor and limited to around the… Continue reading When you’re ready….

The Mapua inspiration…

My first trip to Mapua was an inspiration. A very pretty coastal village near Nelson set the scene for the first of what looks likely to be a monthly painting class. The class was the result of the persistence of one of my former Wellington students, now a very fine artist in her own right,… Continue reading The Mapua inspiration…

If you wish…

“if you wish to know the divine, feel the wind on your face and the warm sun on your hand” ~ Jack Kornfield My latest painting in the Woodpecker Bay series “Sunrise Tides” – oil on canvas, 20x40cm. You can see more of my paintings at http://www.ianhamlin.co.nz

The World is Magic!

“The world is magic. If we allow ourselves to see the world without our ton of cabbage, what we see is full of wonder and mystery all the time. It’s beautiful, colourful, magical, transforming each moment.” ~ A.H. Almaas There’s magic everywhere… It’s just about looking, And seeing. Beyond the cabbages! See more of my paintings… Continue reading The World is Magic!