Arrow and Dart River Valley – dancing on the trailer!
Painting on location in glorious autumn colours.
Here I’m talking about the last 14 years painting on location in the South Island. The exhibition includes works about the moose in Fiordland, the Women’s Land Army, Anzacs returning home, several portraits, large paintings of the NZ bush and other paintings of places in the South Island.
This was a very successful exhibition thanks to the support of so many generous artists!! Macandrew Intermediate is no longer a school and a new school has opened on the old site. The new school is Bathgate Park school. I remain based at the school.
Still out and about – places I should have been but haven’t because of the weather… I’m getting soft! Next painting trip is Wellington so if anybody wants to meet up and discuss paintings, please email me.
The Blue Lake, St Bathans, 2010. There are always stories associated with painting on location.In this painting trip…… it was hot,(notice the shade tent). A group of people decided it was cool to jet ski,(bang! went the reflections). A wedding,( on the exact spot I was painting). Yes I did finish it.
Standing beside my ‘Young Beech trees on Rowallan Road’ painting.
Speaking about my paintings to interested exhibition visitors.
Speaking at the opening of my latest exhibition ‘Location-Vocation’ at Southland Museum & Art Gallery in Invercargill.
Some places that I find to paint in I keep quiet about, untill I have finished a body of paintings. This is one such place. So sorry, you will have to wait til I get tractors out of my system this winter, weather permitting of course.
As part of this festival I was asked to speak about my life as an artist to 100 hungry people. ‘Remember the art that you buy doesn’t have to match your curtains, your lounge suite or your carpet – it will outlive them all!! ‘ This being part of my talk, I am available for guest speaking at functions etc for a small fee to cover travel and time.