Gallery

Rural New Zealand - oils

Cattle yards near Hagley Park, Christchurch : SOLD

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

Railway shed in Ashburton

Medium: - 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

Medium: - 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.

Sod Cottage near Hyde

Medium: - 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 Carey's Bay

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Description: - This old villa is gone now and has been replaced by a brand new dairy shed.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

Fruitlands Cottage

Medium: - 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

Medium: - 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 - Auripo Road, Ida Valley: SOLD

Medium: - 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 at Lintley,near Nelson

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

White woolshed near Tarras

Medium: - 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 pared back the foreground of my painting and let the building dominate.

Smiley house at Colac Bay

Medium: - 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 Carey's Bay

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