The birds are singing (along with the Italians!) and the sun keeps rising and come tides in and out. It feels like a great time just to sit and ‘be in the moment’ in Splendid Isolation here at Ngahere Hou. This is my latest painting of the view from here, that I did for one… Continue reading Splendid Isolation…
The Moving Sky
“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
September Special….Make an offer
As we close in on completion of our new and spectacular house….and Chris Moller from “Grand Designs” keeps asking where’s the contingency? I’m thinking its time to get you involved! I’m happy to offer 30% off the listed price to get our house finished! So heres your chance to make an offer on any of… Continue reading September Special….Make an offer
Embrace the Mystery!
Some of the places you have to go to do painting commissions are pretty cool, and this is up there as one of them! Tulum Playa, Mexico…. Putting my feet up after walking the beach, 5k each way in the baking heat! It’s the weed season straight in from the USA apparently…. and it’s turtle… Continue reading Embrace the Mystery!
The winter stillness permeates right to the depths of my soul…. I’m finding my way home at the Kenepuru!
Another commission has found its way home! It’s a painting of Woodpecker Bay on the wild the West Coast, one of my most sacred places where my spirit flies free in the mountains, the wind and sea. Although I only lived there four years it was a time that really shaped me, where I felt… Continue reading Going Home
“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
A Sliver of Hope!
Spring rains over Wellington Harbour, embedded into so many of my earliest memories, deep into my heart’s core… My latest painting, embarking on its journey into the world “I will arise and go now, for always night and day I hear lake water lapping with low sounds by the shore; While I stand on the roadway,… Continue reading A Sliver of Hope!
I love the delicacy of the Rata flowers. They speak to me of the promise of Summer and of hope, which is kind of what we need right now with the climate talks going on in Paris. The belief that we can live ‘with’ the earth, and make the necessary changes to the way we… Continue reading Summer’s promise
Planting the seed
The last of the spring planting is done at ‘Hou Ngahere’! We got the final 30 Kowhai trees in the ground (part of the 270 from the Easter planting) before it dries out for the summer. Now we’re watching the Kereru (Wood Pigeon) shred the older Kowhai trees. Its not all bad though, having them visit… Continue reading Planting the seed