The Big Blue

A few days spent in the McKenzie Basin is enough to widen your horizons,  …….and fill your heart with awe and wonder – both day and night.  “I believe the world is incomprehensibly beautiful – an endless prospect of magic and wonder.” — Ansel Adams Staying at the brand new Lakestone Lodge was just as magical… Continue reading The Big Blue

Eden

“Eden is not simply a mythical place, or a metaphor for original innocence, or an outworn and divisive religious symbol. Eden is a state of being, and we are free to return every time we know ourselves again in deep communion with the rest of life” ~ Eleanor O’Hanlon, The book of Whale, The eyes… Continue reading Eden

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

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!

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 of… Continue reading Awakening and Surrender

The furnace of peace

A little over a week ago I was sitting by a small lake, my feet in the cool water soaking in the extraordinary peacefulness that filled the air and touched my soul, silent but for the summer sounds of the birds singing all around us, the frogs and fish snatching insects on the waters surface,… Continue reading The furnace of peace

Auction success

I’ve just had word that the Island Bay Art Auction on Friday was a huge success and has surpassed the last Auctions record fundraising total! The funds go to the schools art and culture program -which to my mind is a vital part in any child’s education, so I’m very happy to have helped with that!… Continue reading Auction success