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

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…

A different kind of creativity!

I’ve just returned from a few days down South at “Hou Ngahere” being Bob the Builder! Making a start on my new studio down there. I’m very excited to (eventually) have a dedicated painting space – although it will also double as guest accommodation. A big Thanks to my mate and site boss, Alex – who actually… Continue reading A different kind of creativity!

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!

Awakening and Surrender

The beach at dawn, (Houghton Bay Wellington) one of my favourite places to walk the dog and feel the freshness of a new day, this is my newest painting which has been a while in its gestation! But like the rolling surf and rising tides, everything has its time…   “We live between the act… Continue reading Awakening and Surrender

A Touch of Colour

Last week I went back to school!    It was a lot of fun and those kids had really done their homework! They knew a lot about me and my work already and asked some very intelligent and searching questions! I was really put on the spot for twenty minutes of intense questioning. It’s so good… Continue reading A Touch of Colour

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

Being in the Studio?

Getting back into the studio, Challenged, refreshed and inspired by my latest Diamond Approach retreat with Sandra Maitri. A central part of the work we do is inquiry. Looking at who we truly are, and the thread of our experience that brought us to this present moment… I ask myself…..Who is this Being in my Studio? … Continue reading Being in the Studio?

Behind the Black Door

I’m happy to announce that I’ve been invited behind the Black Door! After a bit of a break from the bright lights of Auckland, my paintings can now be found in the Black Door Gallery in Parnell. Its great to be represented up there again, so if you’re in the area pop in and make… Continue reading Behind the Black Door