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 →

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…II

Thoroughly enjoying this time of exploration with charcoal. This is the second image in this series featuring the local Horowhenua landscape. The first post can be found here... Charcoal is applied over the top of washed charcoal, erased back and re-applied. Approximately 14" x 6 " on Fabriano Artistico 300gsm hot pressed paper is proving... Continue Reading →

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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