Au plein air (to the outdoors) in Kapiti…

What a fabulous day we had in Kapiti this week capturing quick studies of the landscape. The weather was perfect, the ducks mostly well behaved and the discoveries many. This was a private request for tuition from two lovely attendees of previous workshops I have taken. A picnic lunch in the sunshine was the icing... Continue Reading →

Tararua Ranges – Four Seasons 2021

What a wonderful privilege to capture my local Horowhenua landscape in my own words - so to speak. The changing seasons in acrylic, soft pastel, pencil, and charcoal. Each piece is approximately 27 x 6.5" worked on Fabriano Artistico 300gsm hot pressed paper. SpringSummerAutumnWinter

Winter Ranges – Horowhenua, New Zealand – Sept 2021

As we move into Spring let us not forget the beauty that is behind us....“At the darkest time of year, Lord Yule laid down his beard of snow and cloak of frost and ice to illuminate the gloom.” – Stewart Stafford. It's true one cannot describe snowy peaks as gloomy in their shimmering blue-whites. This... Continue Reading →

Joining with the Landscape…follow up

So I am back from the studio with a full day behind me and definitely feeling re-connected with my local landscape and my art practice. As you can see from the process shots my starting point was tones of yellow but for some reason; the sun and a little spring gardening, this piece has definitely... Continue Reading →

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