Just had to paint this during the New Zealand Christmas vacation. After all it is our Christmas tree.
The energy of these lovely old trees is described in warm siennas. Macrocarpa so much a part of the Manawatu rural scene.
We’ve all seen this beautiful avenue of trees along the river. Always a peaceful pleasure to paint
A special place approaching the Te Matai Road River bend. Late afternoon shadows enhance the composition.
I love this old track in among the trees just down from Palmerston North’s Fitzherbert bridge
Sunlight, transparency, stones in the water are always fascinating and challenging. This work is particularly peaceful and descriptive of the Tiritea stream.
This painting is the product of an early morning walk, the sun has just begun to warm the day. The colours are a lovely balance describing shadow and light.
Composed and painted to celebrate an interesting old woolshed and beautiful old trees.
Towards the Arawata, West Coast of NZ. I have a friend living at Haast, one of the most beautiful places in New Zealand accessing the relatively undiscovered rough rivers and dense New Zealand bush. A wonderful place to paint.
Painting inspired by the view of the river from Camp Rangi, near Totara Reserve, Pohangina Valley.
Just past Totara Reserve. Sketched and Painted Plein Air. (on Location).
I call this ‘a painted sketch’. Briefly drawn Plein Air on the way up the Pohangina. It has the energy and honesty that always look for in my work.
Fabulous warm tones complete this beautifully lit composition. A joy to paint.
Originally this painting started as plien air. I find the West Coast inspirational. Particularly the Nikau Palms and small clearings dotted with cows.
Summer in the Manawatu, these lovely jersey cows were picnicking in the afternoon. A plien air beginning and the painting was finished in the studio.
A well recognised spot from the walkway path
An energetic gestural painting, inspired by Van der Velden, my favourite early New Zealand artist. He, however would not approve of the colour nor expression. This work is a current favourite of mine.