Saturday, October 21, 2017

Atmosphere Series

This is a new series titled Atmosphere, that I just completed. I'll be showing them at the Waterfowl Festival in Easton, Maryland, November 9-12, 2017.  All four are the same size and framed in 1.5" wide custom Glaser frames.  I'm showing the first one framed.

Atmosphere #1
12" x 12" oil on Ampersand Gessoboard

Atmosphere #2
12" x 12" oil on Ampersand Gessoboard

Atmosphere #3
12" x 12" oil on Ampersand Gessoboard

Atmosphere #4
12" x 12" oil on Ampersand Gessoboard

Friday, June 30, 2017


I do a show every year in Westcliffe, Colorado, called Art for the Sangres. It's a small show with fewer than 30 artists and only runs for two evenings but it's well attended, sales are good and it's a delightful place to visit. This painting was inspired by a scene in the Westcliffe area. Maybe I fibbed a bit about the monsoon clouds as I'm only there in the fall, well past the summer monsoon season, but having lived in Sedona, Arizona for 35 years, I know the monsoon clouds well. Now living back in New Zealand, I don't think I will ever tire of the sound of rain on the roof.

20" x 16" oil on canvas

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Starboard Tack

Starboard Tack
24" x 12" oil on linen

Friday, May 26, 2017

Sail & Sea

This is a 14" x 18" oil on gessoed panel. The sail is from a tall ship in Opua, where I live. Opua is the most northern east coast port on New Zealand's North Island, where trans-Pacific yachties go through biosecurity and customs. It's a beautiful place to live and I have my choice of boats to paint.

I really haven't made a dramatic change from what I used to paint. If you know my work, you'll remember the quilts, sheets, clotheslines and birds that I painted some years ago. I'm still painting sheets, lines and birds but a different configuration.

Sail & Sea
14" x 18" oil on gessoed board

In the Wind
oil on panel, 30" x 30" 

I think this was painted in 2008. 

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Back of Beyond

Another new oil, right off the easel. 

Back of Beyond
8.75" x 13.50"
Oil on linen

Monday, May 8, 2017

Some New Work

Since my move back to New Zealand, the summers are so gorgeous and the beach is just a few minute's drive away, so I've not been in the studio much these past few months. Winter is around the corner - which is when I spend long hours working in the studio. These are some of my warm up pieces.

Wide Spot in the Road
12" x 24" oil on canvas

Moment of Magic
8" x 8" oil on gessoed panel