PICTURE IT PONDER IT PAINT IT
The ever changing shoreline
Shadows from the far north
I was in the north of Australia and observed an aboriginal woman meandering at the waters edge.
My daughter posted a photo of the magic sunset from her deck and I felt it needed painting and here is my impression of it.
I was thinking of all the bays and beaches I had the pleasure of visiting and Sunset Bay came to me from all of those memories
I painted this at a special point in time with the recipient truly understanding the meaning at the time.
The Gathering Storm
The gathering storm and all of those electric colors came to me and so I put it on canvas and felt right doing so.
From the shells of the pacific
I was sitting on the beach admiring the many shells in their various shapes and forms and this piece came to me and so the brushes began to dance.
I was on the kapiti coast a few years ago here are my paint throwing efforts.
The pacific peoples
A trip through the past imagining the existence of Maori and our pacific island peoples and the simplicity of life and culture , this painting was my simple impression of those early times.
I painted Rainbow beach after a storm went through and the magic colors that it left behind created a visionary smorgasbord which had to be painted.
I was out in the garden cutting flax and a lady bug kept flitting from one flax frond to another and so I just had to paint it.
The needless grounding of the Rena had an affect on me that will remain with me forever, to see or beautiful coastline littered with debris and the death of wildlife that was needless
When the Japan Tsunami hit the coast of Japan it had a lasting effect on me and so I put my thoughts of the destruction and devastation on canvas.
I have previously started to appreciate Maori and Pacifica styles and this was an early attempt at grasping those thoughts from my mind.