Falls Dam Afternoon

Falls Dam Afternoon

December 15, 2021

The last month or so has not really gone to plan. I had expected to be working constantly on the large Falls Dam painting, however we have had one of the wettest spring/start of summers I can remember here in Nelson...

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Stanley Point Sailboats

Stanley Point Sailboats

November 26, 2021

I painted Stanley Point Sailboats, with summer fun in mind, the distant moorings and the expectations of the local kids doing backflips into the sea. This contrasting with the urban city-scape. Stanley Bay is a beautiful area - it's right in the heart of Devonport but almost feels like it's own little retreat.

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Taramaku River via Lake Morgan & Mt O’Shanessy to the Crooked River

Taramaku River via Lake Morgan & Mt O’Shanessy to the Crooked River

November 08, 2021

With the most perfect weather window approaching after what has seemed like a very changeable winter/spring a good friend Dulkara and I made up a plan for two nights in the mountains...

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Wellington coast

Wellington coast

September 24, 2021

I had to take a break from Fall’s Dam recently. I was so immersed in it, I was overworking the layers of colour. Also started to get RSI in the wrist, when this happens I know that its time to move into something more free-form...

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The Landscape In Contemporary New Zealand Art Calendar 2022

The Landscape In Contemporary New Zealand Art Calendar 2022

September 22, 2021

The Landscape In Contemporary New Zealand Art Calendar 2022 is on the shelves now, check it out at Potton & Burton or in your local bookstore. If you like the cover artwork, ‘View to Cape Kidnappers’ is also available as a limited edition print...

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Layers of gold

Layers of gold

September 15, 2021

Still working away on Fall’s Dam. Been working on the grass since the last update. There is really no way to rush this. To portray the movement, detail and retain the lush colours it involves may varied layers, using a variety of different techniques...

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Fall's Dam - working on clouds

Fall's Dam - working on clouds

August 13, 2021

Been working on the clouds. Big job, hard hues to get right, many layers to go... Who knew how many tones & colours were in clouds!!!
I will be working on the sky for some time...

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New print release - Back of Beyond

New print release - Back of Beyond

July 28, 2021

Back of Beyond is another piece of paradise not far from home. After scrabbling along rocks with expansive views to the eastern Raglan Range, you traverse up a climb. As you crest the saddle this view awaits...

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New print release - Raglan Range Beyond the Tarn

New print release - Raglan Range Beyond the Tarn

July 27, 2021

I am excited to release the new limited edition print ‘Raglan Ranges Beyond the Tarn’. The painting was painted from a special location within easy reach, yet so seemingly untouched. As soon a lockdown was finished the mountains called…

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Mountain Exhibition at the Red Gallery

Mountain Exhibition at the Red Gallery

July 26, 2021

We live in awe and respect of the New Zealand mountainous landscape which is certainly spectacular this time of year. We are excited about this upcoming exhibition showcasing new works from six celebrated artists all inspired by Mountains and their beauty.
Michelle will be releasing two new limited edition prints…

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Lady Emily

Lady Emily

July 16, 2021

We had a bit of sun last week and this week, so the light in the studio was really good, essential when working on delicate colour combinations. Although the lighting in the studio is really good...

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Lady Emily in the Cass

Lady Emily in the Cass

July 14, 2021

This is Lady Emily Hut. I started working on this scene at the start of May, before I started work on the large Falls Dam scene...

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