For a good cause

Last week I had the privilege of participating in the Lifeline Trust youth suicide fundraising auction organised by the Jake Millar Foundation. I’m very happy to say my painting “I’ll Meet You There” sold for a good price with all funds going to support the Trusts valuable work. Thanks to everyone involved. You can see… Continue reading For a good cause

The Last Post

Today its appropriately raining heavily for the commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the battle of the Somme in 1916…. remembering the mud and stench of the rain filled trenches. A hell of futility not to be forgotten in the strange times we live in today. Its especially poignant for me to remember my Great… Continue reading The Last Post

Standing Tall

For those who never made it home….we remember. My great uncle Frank was one of those. My Grandfather’s younger brother, he emigrated with the family to New Zealand from Gloucestershire in 1905 as a sixteen year old. A┬ámusician and like his brothers and┬ámy father, was a farmer from Rongotea. ‘But all that my mind sees… Continue reading Standing Tall

Transitory Nature….

“Here Today…” – oil on canvas, 200x400mm We’re on the road to Whangapoua. Rongotea Road as it happened. I couldn’t go past without a quick stop to visit my Dad where we’d left him last…. A rock solid reminder of a life lived, over in the blink of an eye it feels like. Here today…gone… Continue reading Transitory Nature….