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A Starter

A Starter

In a magic moment with my camera in Whangamata, New Zealand, I captured this scene which I was compelled to paint. The little boy was obviously a beginner fisherman and the logo on the man’s shorts “Starter” gave me a clear message on what to title this...
Joy

Joy

I had the desire to express a form of joy on canvas and this was the result. Different to anything I’ve painted and but I really enjoyed the process.
Hope for Christchurch

Hope for Christchurch

When I heard about the earthquake in Christchurch I had a desire to create an image of hope. To me the cathedral is symbolic of the whole city so this work is a metaphor of the rebuilding of Christchurch. I chose the words of the National Anthem as a backdrop to this...
Curious

Curious

This is the first of a new series. I see a young lady curious about her destiny and where she fits in the world. The gold represents the treasures of her destiny that are unique and almost within reach, yet at this point mysterious and unknown.
We Are One

We Are One

A special work representing the nations of the world, united as one under the tree of life. Together and united we are stronger and make the world a better place.
Princess Diana

Princess Diana

I always had a desire to paint a portrait of Princess Diana and because I live in New Zealand and I couldn’t see her in reality or take my own photographs I started my search for the perfect photo of her to copy and paint. I found the one I liked but it was in black...
The Way Through

The Way Through

This represents the twists and turns we often make before we break through to our freedom. The dark blues and purples at the top of the painting speak of the hardest time which can often come before the breakthrough. The splashes of orange, green, magenta and gold...
Heaven to Earth

Heaven to Earth

I had such fun with textures and colours in this work.  Being a natural realist painter I find special enjoyment beginning a work with little idea of what it will look like when finished. the final touches with the gold paint gave the work that special glow.
Glowing Pohutukawa

Glowing Pohutukawa

The area near where I live is known for a popular walkway around a small mountain. The mountain’s name is Mauao in the Maori language (or Mount Maunganui, or simply “The Mount”). Around Christmas time each year the stunning pohutukawa trees, which grow around the...
Catalysts of Peace

Catalysts of Peace

The five ladies represent different nationalities and are wearing crowns to show their royalty as Daughters of King Jesus. There are five ladies, as the meaning of the number five is ‘grace’ and they need God’s grace to be Catalysts of Peace. There is a cross on their...
Glorious

Glorious

I loved the process this work went through because when I began I wasn’t sure what the finished painting would look like. This is so unlike what I used to be like when I was painting mostly realist work. I enjoy the mystery with mixed media with not being totally sure...
Robe Rouge

Robe Rouge

This work is enhanced with texture, gold leaf and glitter representing the uniqueness and value of people. I didn’t know the design of the dress when I began painting and I enjoyed the design process and seeing the final outcome.
Mauao from Matua

Mauao from Matua

Now that we are living in the beautiful Bay of Plenty I felt compelled to paint the amazing vista from near where we live in Matua, Tauranga. Pohutukawas are such a stunning tree in bloom and are always picturesque in a painting and I’ve added a special summery glow...
Shayna

Shayna

I have painted with gold a little in the past but I am now bringing gold paint and soon gold leaf into most of my paintings. This is my first ‘serious’ painting in my ‘gold’ series. “Shayna” means ‘beautiful’ ‘God is gracious’ and she represents a woman of...
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 eye.
Exotic Cardoon

Exotic Cardoon

These particular colours are some of my favourites expressed in this striking single bloom.
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 too.
Summer Blooms

Summer Blooms

While I was wandering around the Hamilton Gardens last November I was awestruck by the beautiful colour burst of flowers in the Indian Char Bagh Gardens. This was my inspiration for Summer Blooms – I was compelled to paint them so I could share what I saw in some...
Living Word

Living Word

Hand chosen scriptures from Psalms in the Bible cover this painting. My purpose is to encourage people to know the scriptures and the promises of God so that there is more peace and security knowing God’s love for them.
Angel on Assignment

Angel on Assignment

I have always loved portraying the three dimensional look in a painting and over the years it’s been revealed in much of my work including my sculpture paintings.
Vibrant Irises

Vibrant Irises

I love painting irises and this impressionistic work I particularly enjoyed painting with the free flowing strokes of chalk pastels.

Poppies

    With these stylized poppies I enjoyed making a bold statement of colour.
Gathering Flowers

Gathering Flowers

This work represents our journey through life to ultimate paradise, appreciating those special moments along the way. Because of my love of colour I particularly enjoyed painting this work over many weeks.
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 me.
Golden City

Golden City

I spent a lot of time forming the textured foundation in the beginning stages of this painting to give it its special effect. I chose some of my favourite colours and then added gold paint to add richness and to complete this work.