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 →

Beyond the Cyprus Tree

"Beyond the Cyprus Tree" mixed media on Fabriano Artistico 300gsm paper. 6" x 6". There are many evenings, especially in the summer when the sky turns scarlet and dusting the distant hills in pink and orange - it's a beautiful time of the day leaving us warm and in a strange way with hope.

The Charm of Charcoal…

Although we try to tame this land it will always move to it's own momentum, it's forever beating heart vibrating from it's core, sometimes with gentle whispers of breath, sometimes not so gentle... Dark, moody and rugged, yet still contained within this piece a hint of humanity. Charcoal is applied over the top of washed... 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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