PICTURE IT PONDER IT PAINT IT
The reef beyond
From on top of the sand dunes looking over the bar to the stormy seas beyond, on can only imagine the explorer's and pirates of days gone by sheltering in the calmer days in the bay.
Taming of the Taniwha
I am not sure where this came from but I just had to paint it. My thoughts were of the mythical Taniwha and the hook of Maui, if he could catch Aotearoa then surely the Taniwha would be worried, ill let you be the judge.
My thoughts on this painting was of the many early mariners exploring our coastline foraging for food and settlement places.
Abstract Orca came from a thought I had about marine life in their natural habitats with the freedom to roam and exist without threat from human interaction.
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
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.
Have you ever walked the beach and then settled in a place to observed the sea birds and mother nature brewing up the start of another winter storm?
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.
Kiwi lifestyle at the beach
I imagined the simplest form of relaxation at the beach and the memories each summer brings to all that visit, from summer love to those special moments we all have shared looking out to see dreaming of lands far away
I have previously started to appreciate Maori and Pacifica styles and this was an early attempt at grasping those thoughts from my mind.