my latest painting…. “Hideaway” – Woodpecker Bay, West Coast, oil on canvas, 20 x 40cm Woodpecker Bay is one of my favourite places. One I’ve painted many times, from on the beach or above it. The raw elemental nature of the coastal rainforest and limestone bluffs enveloping the rock strewn shore, with wild surf and… Continue reading Hideaway
Category: Oil Painting
Drawing the Curtains
Drawing the curtains Giving the cabins back to the geckos. With a deeply felt connection to the land, weary bones and very open hearts we’re leaving Paradise and heading home to Wellington. Painting the curtains? That may come later….
The Wild Places
“True solitude is found in the wild places, where one is without human obligation. One’s inner voices become audible… In consequence, one responds more clearly to other lives.” – Wendell Berry on solitude. This morning as I sat at my easel I had a visitor. Tomtits are forest birds not often encountered through the window.… Continue reading The Wild Places
I’ll meet you There….
“Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing there is a field. I’ll meet you there. When the soul lies down in that grass the world is too full to talk about.” ~ Rumi Just Being…. lost in the big sky, together “Open Skies” – Wairau Valley, Marlborough, oil on canvas 500x700mm, NZ$4,850 You can see… Continue reading I’ll meet you There….
“Big Skies”- Wairarapa, 300x900mm, oil on canvas, $4,500 The birds don’t alter Space They reveal it. The sky never fills with any leftover flying… ~ Li-Young Lee (from Spiritual Ecology) “Incoming Storm” – Island Bay Wellington, 600x900mm, oil on canvas, $6,250 see more of my paintings here…
One Day You Realized….coming home
ONE DAY YOU REALIZED …so that one day you realized that what you wanted had already happened, and long ago and in the dwelling place in which you lived before you began, and that every step along the way, you had carried the heart and the mind and the promise, that first set you off… Continue reading One Day You Realized….coming home
Breathing In… Breathing out….
“In time you realize that the very world we live in, what we see, everything around us that looks like stone or rock is really the love that we feel in our heart.” ~ AH Almaas This brought to mind my painting of the wind blown forest on the West Coast near Punakaiki. Being there… Continue reading Breathing In… Breathing out….
The Academy of Fine Arts Canvas200 fundraising event is on this Thursday at 5.30 – there are still some tickets available at http://www.nzafa.com this is one of two of my paintings “Just Resting -Santorini”