Gallery

Rural New Zealand - inks

Cottage on the Fruitlands road

Media:- acrylic ink on paper.
Size:- A1 - 23 * 33 inches
This is a well-known and much photographed sod cottage. I couldn’t resist drawing it. If only these walls could talk…

The old house and the tub

Media:- acrylic ink on paper.
Size:- A1 - 23 * 33 inches
I found this abandoned farmhouse with its old bathtub serving as a water trough for cattle. Nothing like a bit of recycling.

Ruined villa Port Chalmers

Media:- acrylic ink on paper.
Size:- A1 - 23 * 33 inches
This character villa had a hilltop view and at one time must have been prime rural real estate. The corrugated iron was a riot of rusting colours and the painted weather boards were flaking and giving in to the elements. Old New Zealand was before me and so, I added the flag to the house. I think it deserved it.

Old Woodshed near Lawrence

Media:- acrylic ink on paper.
Size:- A1 - 23 * 33 inches
The woolshed was well hidden in a dell but the colours of the wood and the architecture of the building caught my eye.

Barn with water pump

Media:- acrylic ink on paper.
Size:- A1 - 23 * 33 inches
The location for this building is solely in my imagination.

Old sod cottage

Media:- acrylic ink on paper.
Size:- A1 - 23 * 33 inches
I can’t exactly remember where this cottage is situated but it is somewhere on the road to Dunedin. I kept thinking about how small living space used to be with the overriding intent to provide a warm haven in winter and cool refuge in summer.

Old woolshed

Media:- acrylic ink on paper.
Size:- A1 - 23 * 33 inches

Faded farmhouse Golden Bay

Media:- acrylic ink on paper.
Size:- A1 - 23 * 33 inches
Located on the way to Takaka I think this grand old villa could tell some stories, but it has been left to slowly fade away. Lace curtains still billow in the windows and deer antlers still r hold pride of place on the front porch.

Woolshed near Athol

Media:- acrylic ink on paper.
Size:- A1 - 23 * 33 inches
Built to attend to mighty sized mobs this woolshed is an impressive structure.

West coast shed 1

Media:- acrylic ink on paper.
Size:- A1 - 23 * 33 inches
I can’t remember where I came across this old shed but I liked it and had to turn it into a composition. Some artistic licence was employed for this one.

Cattle Yards Christchurch

Media:- acrylic ink on paper.
Size:- A1 - 23 * 33 inchesThe old cattle yards used to be right in the centre of the city near Hagley Park. They are long gone but I remember them well

West coast bach

Media:- acrylic ink on paper.
Size:- A1 - 23 * 33 inches
A typical kiwi homestead near Seddonville. The rabbit was my own addition!