Going Home

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

The silent observers…

  Recently returned to the studio briefly for a varnish, ‘The Watchers’ is one of my favourites from the Heaphy Track on the West Coast. The last day of the five day hike is heading South along the beach through the forests of Nikau Palms (the worlds most southerly palm species). They stand like guardians… Continue reading The silent observers…

The crack of Dawn!

My latest work in progress, the cracking of dawn at Woodpecker Bay….its getting me up in the mornings! “To paint is to love again, live again, see again. To get up at the crack of dawn in order to take a peek at the water colors one did the day before, or even a few… Continue reading The crack of Dawn!

Playing Hamlet

We all have roles to play; this is me in my former role as President of the NZ Academy of Fine Arts, according to Jackson Pollock “Painting is self discovery. Every good artist paints what he is”….So what is that really?….. “It’s very important to remember that we all have Buddha nature. That cannot be… Continue reading Playing Hamlet

Hideaway

my latest painting…. “Hideaway” – Woodpecker Bay, West Coast, oil on canvas, 20 x 40cm Woodpecker Bay is one of my favourite places. One I’ve painted many times, from on the beach or above it. The raw elemental nature of the coastal rainforest and limestone bluffs enveloping the rock strewn shore, with wild surf and… Continue reading Hideaway

Getting ready for the Grand Opening!

“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!