The silent observers…

  Recently returned to the studio briefly for a varnish, ‘The Watchers’ is one of my favourites from the Heaphy Track on the West Coast. The last day of the five day hike is heading South along the beach through the forests of Nikau Palms (the worlds most southerly palm species). They stand like guardians… Continue reading The silent observers…

The crack of Dawn!

My latest work in progress, the cracking of dawn at Woodpecker Bay….its getting me up in the mornings! “To paint is to love again, live again, see again. To get up at the crack of dawn in order to take a peek at the water colors one did the day before, or even a few… Continue reading The crack of Dawn!

A Sliver of Hope!

  Spring rains over Wellington Harbour, embedded into so many of my earliest memories, deep into my heart’s core… My latest painting, embarking on its journey into the world   “I will arise and go now, for always night and day I hear lake water lapping with low sounds by the shore; While I stand on the roadway,… Continue reading A Sliver of Hope!

It’s that time again!

I’m happy to say I’ve been invited again to be one of the judges for the Cliftons Art Prize. One of a panel of international judges I’ll helping to select regional winners and the overall prize winner. I’ve been involved for a few years now and have seen the award grow in stature and quality.  Each… Continue reading It’s that time again!

Doorways to another World

  In my travels I’ve come upon places that seemed to transcend the everyday, they are so far removed from my commonplace that they completely challenge the way I’ve taken the world to be…. and how I’ve taken myself to be….. it’s like stepping through a doorway into another world. 

Keeping up to Date

 I’m rapidly running out of my calendars for 2016. So if you want one get in quick!….they’re $30 including postage. Its easy, secure (through PayPal) and pretty efficient too – you should get it delivered within a few days. I’ve been quite impressed by MyShopify its taken a lot of the complications out of international… Continue reading Keeping up to Date

Taking orders…

I’m in full on production mode right now on my calendar for 2016…. Featuring a selection of my paintings over the past twelve months plus a couple of earlier ones that have featured on my blog this year. Its a very limited edition calendar printed on glossy photo paper and I’m taking orders now if… Continue reading Taking orders…

Internal saboteurs

The self critic has been my lifelong nemesis. Its the first thing to close down my creativity, a shape-shifting monster that’s always lurking in the shadows, watching and judging. Those inner voices that terrorise me and keep my curiosity captive. The ‘war on terror’ is in fact an internal battle, afterall nobody speaks this harshly… Continue reading Internal saboteurs

Creating an impression…

Wellington Harbour from Roseneath… both painted a number of years ago. One in oils and the other in pastel, but on days similar to when I recently visited Roseneath School for  A Touch of Colour… Last night was the chance to see the results of the day spent there with an exhibition at Roseneath School of… Continue reading Creating an impression…