For the period of our Covid-19 Lockdown I’m taking my painting classes online. So if you want to join us it’s on Wednesday evenings from 7-9pm (NZST). It costs $40 per session and it works surprisingly well! You’ll need a zoom capable device (ie the Zoom app downloaded) with its camera focused on your painting… Continue reading Zooming in!
“the way I had come and, secretly, the way I was still to go, brought together in the unyielding ground and in the symmetry of the moving sky, caught in still waters,” ~ David Whyte from ‘Twice Blessed “The Moving Sky” Kenepuru Heads, oil on canvas 300x300mm The Moving Sky from home here at the… Continue reading The Moving Sky
Bringing it on home: Part three. The final delivery of the house. After the perilous long and winding road and the steep climb up the driveway there was the just little matter of lifting the house off the trucks and up onto its foundations! Digger driver and wild goat hunter extraordinaire Richard watches the final… Continue reading Flying high
Bringing it on home part two: As dawn breaks on the big day the house pods are lifted onto the trucks at David the craftsman-builder’s yard for the long and delicate trip out to our place at the Kenepuru Heads. Normally it would take about an hour to drive this beautifully picturesque road. As it… Continue reading The Long and Winding Road
This weekend is the Manawatu Arts and Gardens Trail and I’ve taken over the Blanchetts showroom to be part of it. So if you’re near Palmerston North come in and say hello! We’re also featuring the works of a number of the painters in my class here too, and they look great! See more about… Continue reading On the Trail!
Given up trying to figure the weather! But doesn’t it lift the spirits to feel the sun come shining through? succumbing to the beauty, Loving light and curiosity leads me on into the vastness….
Our house plans have gone to Council and now we wait to get started on the build! Hugh Tennent is our architect and he’s done a brilliant job in bringing our dream to realisation. Our vision to live lightly on our beautiful land, in a small but spacious and sustainably off the grid home looks… Continue reading We’ve got plans!
My latest Woodpecker Bay painting fresh off the easel. It’s one of those places where the spirit flies free in the breeze and the morning sun glows on the tides edge. Walking on my favourite beach in the first light of dawn, the light in my heart reflected in the sand. see more of my… Continue reading Light on the Edge
Once again I’ve been invited to contribute a couple of paintings for the Island Bay Art Auction…. the funds raised go towards the arts and cultural program at Island Bay School And here are my paintings: “Turning on the Light” … looking for peace, its in here somewhere! “Turning on the Light” oil on canvas,… Continue reading Turning on the Light
“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