“Summer Firs” 14″ x 4.5″

I love starting with really loose beginnings and finding familiar compositions within these abstractions. Although the beginning sketches were reminiscent of winter trees, it's summer here in New Zealand and I naturally leaned towards warmth and the movement of a warm breeze through trees.

Tonal Landscape Study – Muhunoa NZ

It was a little grey and overcast this particular day as we ventured out on our bicycles for breakfast and coffee. Unfortunately the heavens opened and down came the rain so only time to capture the scene taken on the Muhunoa East Road by camera and later working a few sketches from this in the... 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 →

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