Gallery

Rural New Zealand - oils

Cattle Yards - Christchurch

Media: -oil on canvas
Size: - 36 * 24 inches
Description: - The old cattle yards are long gone now but used to be near Hagley Park. A piece of rural New Zealand right in the centre of the city.

Railway Shed - Ashburton

Media: - oil on canvas
Size: - 36 * 48 Inches
Description: - There is something imposing about these old railway buildings. The lone cabbage tree and red graffiti caught my eye and told me there was a story worth capturing.

Woolshed - Near Athol

Media: - oil on canvas
Size: - 48 * 36 Inches
Description: - What is it about old woodsheds? The colours of the wood and the flaking paint, the architecture of the design, the endeavour they represent.

Old Sod Cottage

Media: - oil on canvas
Size: - 36 * 48 Inches
Description: - Cottages like this have withstood the test of time. Fading now, they are often uninhabited and unrestored. A reminder of tougher times.

House for Sale - Near Port Chalmers

Media: - oil on canvas
Size: - 30 * 40 Inches
Description: - This old villa has gone now and has been replaced by a brand new dairy shed. The signage was a bit of artistic licence!

Fruitlands Cottage

Media: - oil on canvas
Size: - 30 * 40 Inches
Description: - Long empty this is such an iconic cottage. It has been photographed and painted many times. You can feel the past seeping through the thick walls.

Tumbling Shed - Near Seddonville

Media: - oil on canvas
Size: - 36 * 24 Inches
Description: - I saw this old shed the day after we had finished cycling the Old Ghost Road. I liked the way the bush seemed to be reclaiming it and decided I could use it as the basis for a composition.

Shadows on the Shed - Otago Rail Trail

Media: - oil on canvas
Size: - 30 * 40 Inches
Description: - I saw this little shed and its dunny from a distance when I was cycling the Otago Rail trail. It was the play of shadow and light through the poplars that caught my attention. I just had to make a detour.

Grand Memories - Near Nelson

Media: - oil on canvas
Size: - 30 * 40 Inches
Description: - This must have been a grand old house in its day. If only the walls....

The White Woolshed - Near Tarras

Media: - oil on canvas
Size: - 40* 30 Inches
Description: - This white woolshed stopped me in my tracks. It was a typical Otago day. The whiteness of the building and its sharp architectural lines were enhanced by the brightness of the sun. I parred back the foreground of my painting and let the building dominate.

Smiley House - Colac Bay

Media: - oil on canvas
Size: - 36 * 24 Inches
Description: - This uninhabited villa always makes me smile when I see it. Someone with a good sense of humour painted eyebrows and a smiling mouth on the front. I like to think this was once a happy home.

Old Villa - Near Port Chalmers

Media: - oil on canvas
Size: - 30 * 40 Inches
Description: - My second painting of this grand old ville, long gone now.