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Kaiate Stream

Kaiate Stream

Kaiate Stream, Welcome Bay, Tauranga. I came across this delightful scene while going on a bush walk with my husband and three sons. The New Zealand Pongas (a native silver tree fern) and toetoes (pronounced “toi tois”, a tall native grass) along with the...

Beside Still Waters

Beside Still Waters

God leads us beside still waters. The trees represent the different seasons in our lives. The tree without leaves reminds us of our barren times, the orange and yellow trees speak of transition and the green trees speak of being strong and fruitful. All trees are near...

Northland Outcrop

Northland Outcrop

I captured this scene with my camera and was keen to paint it. Winding roads, pathways or rivers leading into a painting make for a great composition. I chose to paint this in the expressionist style using colours that appealed to...

Early Morning, Pa Hill, Hahei

Early Morning, Pa Hill, Hahei

As a colourist I love expressionism. To me it’s a very creative approach to painting scenes, as it gives freedom to use the colours that appeal, rather than being limited to what is seen with the naked...

Summer Pirongia

Summer Pirongia

I’ve painted Pirongia many times and this work is totally different to my others. I loved painting this very spontaneously and loved the unusual mix of colours. Hopefully you do...

Autumn Ripples

Autumn Ripples

Hamilton, New Zealand is beautiful in autumn – and much of its beauty is seen with the autumn colours reflected in the Waikato River, so this scene was a must for me to...

Ducks

Ducks

I have often taken my art students around the lakes at the Waikato University in Hamilton to capture a beautiful scene to paint. On this day my attention was drawn to the patterns and reflections on the water while the ducks were swimming. I love painting in the...

Hilltop Trees

Hilltop Trees

On a family outing to the top of Maungakawa Hill, Cambridge I spotted these four beautiful trees which I had to paint. This is a textured expressionist...

Ti Point

Ti Point

I love painting expressionist works and my love of colour is obvious in this painting. This scene is north of Omaha Beach, New...

Succulent – Whangamata, New Zealand

Succulent – Whangamata, New Zealand

In this work I wanted to express the beauty of these succulents which grow above the seashore. The red outline complementing the green leaves gives the plant its attractive...

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