“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
Another, rather special, commission has found its way home! “Turning Towards Home” oil on canvas, 30 x 90cm In an incredibly generous act to celebrate the completion of a self build, it was commissioned as a surprise house warming gift for my niece and her family by some of their friends. I had to… Continue reading Turning towards Home
My latest commissioned painting happily unveiled. As its title suggests, a tale of the rhythm and movement, the transient impermanence of life…..Of having walked from far inside yourself out into the revelation…. So beautifully articulated by one of my favourite poets, David Whyte….
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.
THE WINTER OF LISTENING No one but me by the fire, my hands burning red in the palms while the night wind carries everything away outside. All this petty worry while the great cloak of the sky grows dark and intense round every living thing. All this trying to know who we… Continue reading Shout of Joy
The magic of Whangapoua beach in the Coromandel and David Whyte…. SECOND SIGHT Sometimes, you need the ocean light, and colors you’ve never seen before painted through an evening sky. Sometimes you need your God to be a simple invitation not a telling word of wisdom. Sometimes you need only the first shyness that comes… Continue reading Being Seen
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
“At the End of The Day” Bullock Creek, West Coast – oil on canvas 450x910mm Working right till the end of the day to get the exhibition together and summed up perfectly by the brilliant David Whyte… IT MUST BE …It must be we are waiting for the perfect moment. It must be under all… Continue reading Getting ready for the Grand Opening!