Been working out what will be going on this year. Looks like "High Country Dawn" will be my last available new painting for 2021. For those of you who haven’t seen this one, here it is.
High Country Dawn, Poolburn Dam, Central Otago, New Zealand
Original acrylic painting on cedar framed board by Michelle Bellamy
1200 x 600mm
Rich in layers of golden red hues, High Country Dawn features a old bus seemingly stuck permanently in place at Poolburn Dam. Poolburn Dam is nestled in a vast rolling landscape of unusual rock formations and is a popular spot for trout fishermen to spend some time trying their luck. The landscape was tinged in frost from a clear -11 degree autumn night and was completely peaceful as the dawn broke.
High Country Dawn just won the Hope and Sons Peoples Choice Award for 2020
Here is a new painting in progress (early stages) that is inspired by the Brook Waimārama Sanctuary and features the Little Spotted Kiwi/Kiwi pukupuku. I have spent much time in this nearly 700 hectare "ecological island” located just up the road from my studio, even before it became a sanctuary. The Waimārama sanctuary is...
I am excited to finally announce that Lady Emily in the Cass is now available as a limited edition art print!
If you are wondering where Lady Emily Hut is, the hut is situated on a gentle ridge overlooking the Cass Valley in the Glenmore Station near Lake Tekapo. With the impressive Liebig Range (peaks towering to over 2800) hidden behind the Gamack Range surrounding the hut it is a pretty impressive...