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 →

Joining with the Landscape…

For the past week or so I have not painted, I have been framing and wrapping and preparing for an exhibition this coming weekend. I am now convinced that there is a direct relation between the act of mark making and depicting the landscape and the emotion of feeling it's presence in my life. For... Continue Reading →

Taking inspiration from the local landscape…

These views have been gifted to me as my muse for this time in my life and I am thankful. Green, lush and rolling, mostly unreachable by foot I attempt to depict their rugged wildness by thought and hand in washes of viridian and splashes of cadmium and ochre. My pencil traces their edges, where... Continue Reading →

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