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Documenting the landscape makes up a large part of my personal work. I like to find interesting points of view in the “ordinary everyday that surrounds us”. I am enjoying painting again after stopping at 32 and not taking it up again until 60.
“In a past life”, I spent 15 years teaching in the Art Department at Western Institute of Technology, …after a couple of years teaching the desire to keep painting really left me… and its taken a while to come back 😉
My painting is based mostly from my travels around the back roads of Taranaki on my Royal Enfield. Most are painted in my studio in The old managers office of the old BNZ Bank in Eltham from various references and memories. They are painted “Alla Prima” – wet-on-wet” and “direct painting,” a method of painting in which the artist applies paint to the canvas essentially in one sitting. The source material is endless and I am continuing to document the landscape around me, and have also produced a number of commissions over the last couple of years.