Thursday, 18 October 2012

Paraparaumu Tenth Annual Art Show

Last night we attended the opening night of the Paraparaumu Tenth Annual Art Show.
Although it is very much a local art show for the Kapiti Coast, there was a surprising level of good quality realist art among the over 300 paintings on show.

I was honoured to receive two awards.

Merit Award for 'Best Representation of the Kapiti Coast'  for "Kapiti"

Best Oil Painting of the Show for  "Forest"

The Show runs through the three days of Labour Day weekend (20th, 21st and 22nd October) and is at the Southwards Car Museum Auditorium.

Sunday, 7 October 2012

Opening Home Studio Gallery to the Public

Increasing numbers of people have been coming to my home Studio Gallery and so I have been persuaded to open to the public on a limited basis.
The gallery will be open at weekends from 11am until 5pm.
6 minutes from Greytown over the railway line on Waiohine Valley Road


View of the house

Two main walls in the Studio as at 8th October 2012

Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Web Site

I have now added the painting size  to the title of paintings on the 'Works for Sale' page of my website.

My paintings vary in size a great deal and without knowing the size it is difficult to get a real sense of the work, from the screen image alone.

Also after a great deal of thought and investigation I have decided to include prices on the 'Works for Sale' page of my website.

Thursday, 6 September 2012


The Big Wai-Art Sale is open over the next three days, at the Carterton Event Centre.

 My painting "Kapiti" can be seen in the window.

I have a wall display, well positioned, immediately to the left as you enter the exhibition space.

Interest was high on Opening Night, and three of my paintings were sold.
Both Landscape diptych works to the left were sold, and also the small yellow rose painting.

The exhibition is open for Fiday 7th, Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th, and coincides with the Daffodil Carnival in Carterton.

Sunday, 2 September 2012


I have completed six small rose paintings.
Theses are 10 inches by 8 inches and could be considered as flower portraits.

I use these as exercises in colour practise. They are fun to do and will be included in the upcoming Wai Art Sale.

Sunday, 26 August 2012

"BUTTERFLY" on display

My good friend Andrea has convinced me to have "Butterfly' on display (and for sale} in her retail business.

The shop is called "CHICK PEA" and sells luxury ladies accessories, namely bags, shoes, hats and designer jewellery, and is located at 220 Jackson Street in Petone, an area for boutique shopping near Wellington.

On display behind the counter, in the shop.