Category: New Zealand

  • Home Portraits with kerb appeal…

    Home Portraits with kerb appeal…

    Is your home your sanctuary? Or do you still remember one you used to  live in? There are lots of reasons to commission a painting of a loved home. You might be moving on, or it might be the home with great memories… or simply one that you have walked passed and admired. Commissioning a painting […]

  • Somebody’s Darling

    Somebody’s Darling

    New Zealand – the way it used to be. New Zealand – the way it used to be.The freedom of being an artist was epitomised for me by the yellow bus on a one-way bridge recently. One of the last one-way bridges in the south island it connects SH8 between Queenstown and Dunedin over the […]

  • Ms Pacifica’s in the NZ Art Show

    Ms Pacifica’s in the NZ Art Show

    I’m excited and proud to be part of the NZ Art Show Online – which is live NOW. It’s a dynamic online virtual exhibition featuring more than 150 talented NZ artists…well… more or less talented. Event  This years online Art Show was developed when the annual Wellington based NZ Art Show  usually held over Queen’s […]

  • Beneath the Surface – Maori myth

    Beneath the Surface – Maori myth

    This is a series of two paintings I did in Rotorua during the 2019/2020 Summer Artist Residency Open Studios project. During the residency I took workshop participants walking on this path near the Blue Lake to experience the environment and hear the stories. The first painting from this series is called Tikitapu Walking. 500 x […]

  • Beneath the Surface – geology

    Beneath the Surface – geology

      This is a series of five paintings I did in Rotorua during the 2019/2020 Summer Artist Residency. Just prior to my residency Whakaari erupted just off the Bay of Plenty coast with devastating consequences.   Calling in the Fire: Original: 900 x 600mm Acrylic on Canvas, 2020  Original SOLD – Prints available Myth: I […]

  • pt 5: Black Skiing; The descent

    pt 5: Black Skiing; The descent
  • Beneath the Surface – cultural Identity

    Beneath the Surface – cultural Identity

    Continuing the series of paintings I completed in Rotorua at the Artists residency. This is a series of two works in the iconic Rotorua Government Gardens showing the influences on the area. In the first painting I focus on the colonial times dating back to the early 1900’s when the building was designed. It was […]

  • pt 4 …The Summit

    pt 4 …The Summit

    On the long uphill grind, I notice that the distance markers seem to be slowing down. We then realise after walking for 2-3 hours we have only covered 7 kilometres. It’s tough going and when it seems we are resigned to the uphill never ending; we see a cairn…. and then reach a plateau. It’s […]

  • pt 3…The Ascent

    pt 3…The Ascent