High Country Dawn, Poolburn Dam

High Country Dawn, Poolburn Dam, Central Otago, New Zealand
Original acrylic painting on cedar framed board
By Michelle Bellamy
1200 x 600mm
Completed 2020

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.

Winner of the Hope and Sons Peoples Choice Award for 2020