Landscapes
This is full with beautiful landscapes




Down to the swimming hole
The work is based on a pathway on the artist propoerty in Aniseed Valley, Nelson. Idyllic, the path captures most Kiwis' childhood memories. The picture is of a glorious summer day, a path to the river, the grass is long and dried off. Smell the day, feel the cool of the tree's shade.
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The beehives
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Orchards in winter sunrise
This work captures the brilliance of the first rays of morning sun on an otherwise cold doramnt winter landscape.
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Orchards in winter sunrise II
The second work in the apple tree series, the early morning light captured in this landscape is cool and clear, very typical of the winter Waimea plains.
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Waimea Plains early morning I
Looking across the Waimea Plains from the top of the Aniseed Valley hil, this pastel captures the advance of the first rays of morning light.
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Waimea Plains early morning II
A moody treatment of the tapestry of landforms across the Waimea Plains, the colours were chosen to represent the luscious verdancy of the landscape.
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Waimea Plains early morning III
One of the artists favourite works, this pastel again focuses on early morning light using a Cezannesque palette. A bright but cold sky partners an awakening landform.
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Winter poplars by the river
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The river path
This pastel focuses on the brilliant late afternoon light of winter. A typical New Zealand farm landscape with a rutted track and old man pines.
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Winter willows
A detailed, textured approach to winter colours in a river landscape.
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Apple trees series 111 (orange)
This work tracks the seasons on an orchard landscape. It features a dark almost forboding sky and burgeoning spring growth on the apple trees.
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Lewis Pass
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South Canterbury crops
This painting is a reflection of the fascination held by the artist for the patterns and colours of seasonal landscapes. This panoramic snapshot of rape and radish crops in rural South Canterbury vividly captures the intensity of a summer landscape.
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Dark morning
This is a working painting for a much larger work. A very dramatic but subdued palette is used to depict the breaking of a cool morning light over a wide plains landscape
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The Estuary
This is a painting to float away in. A clear uncluttered lanscape, focusing on muted colours, textures and patterns, overseen by a pristine blue sky. The graduation of the sky, and shape of the painting give the viewer the feeling of endlessness and space.
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First Light - Waimea Plains
A huge sky and the first stirring of cold morning light, tinges of pale purple and pink in an otherwise unrelentingly blue scape which suggests first beginnings, drama and cool light. The artist described this painting as one of indulgence where colour and texture were allowed to dominate. The softest of dry pastels were used. There is a smaller working painting of this large work in the sales gallery.
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Rabbit Island : Low tide
Part of a series of painting based around Rabbit Island - mid winter. A departure into a wider pallette for the artist. Texture and design dominate this painting.
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The whitebaiter
Part of the Rabbit Isalnd series of paintings, The Whitebaiter focuses on the texture and movement of rafts of river grasses and tussocks and has a background of warm shimmering water (late afternoon) with the whitebatier presented in the background, at one with nature and his environment. A picture of calm and warmth.
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