A special place approaching the Te Matai Road River bend. Late afternoon shadows enhance the composition.
A favourite view from the dunes looking North in themorning
This work uses scarffito to draw the image prior to applying layering acrylics wash and glaze.The work was drawn on site near the tank on the hill above the Reserve cliffs. With Totara Reserve in the left for ground. The river is the Pohangina.
This painting is inspired by the paddock on the right at the Te Matai Road end of the Manawatu River walkway.
The colours are as I saw them, vivid and vital.... typical of a Manawatu summer.
We’ve all seen this beautiful avenue of trees along the river. Always a peaceful pleasure to paint
The energy of these lovely old trees is described in warm siennas. Macrocarpa so much a part of the Manawatu rural scene.
Just past Totara Reserve. Sketched and Painted Plein Air. (on Location).
Fabulous warm tones complete this beautifully lit composition. A joy to paint.
Composed and painted to celebrate an interesting old woolshed and beautiful old trees.
A well recognised spot from the walkway path
Originally this painting started as plien air. I find the West Coast inspirational. Particularly the Nikau Palms and small clearings dotted with cows.
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.
I enjoyed stylising the subjects in this painting, sadly this painting is iconic ... owing to the Gorge closure.
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.
I love this old track in among the trees just down from Palmerston North’s Fitzherbert bridge
I’m always fascinated by the way light interacts with trees. I like the way it lures the spectator into the composition.
A peaceful painting describing early mornings on the Manawatu River walkway ... the best time of day.