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Ruby Bay and the Seagulls

Ruby Bay and the Seagulls was inspired by the two paintings Flight of the Seagulls and Ruby Bay. It occurred to me that we always see the seagulls flying over the land- and seascapes, but what would it look like if we see the seascape through the seagulls. It’s a little play of what is in front and what is behind. It engages your eye and makes you think and analyse. The painting is currently exhibited at Wall to Wall…

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Ruby Bay

This painting shows the view from my studio at Ruby Bay and was painted with the palette knife. The painting is currently on display at Wall to Wall Art Gallery, Nelson. Most of my little 6” x 8” paintings are done en plein air (painted outside). During the warmer season I like to go out to different locations and paint a little gem on the spot. Outside I usually paint in oil using the palette knife. The little paintings created…

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Autumn at Silvan

This painting was accomplished with the palette knife and painted at the beautiful property "Silvan" in Richmond/Nelson (New Zealand). It is currently exhibited at Wall to Wall Art Gallery, Nelson. Most of my little 6” x 8” paintings are done en plein air (painted outside). During the warmer season I like to go out to different locations and paint a little gem on the spot. Outside I usually paint in oil using the palette knife. The little paintings created this…

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Pigeon House at Isel Park

This painting was accomplished using the palette knife. I painted it at Isel Park, Stoke, Nelson (New Zealand). Most of my little 6” x 8” paintings are done en plein air (painted outside). During the warmer season I like to go out to different locations and paint a little gem on the spot. Outside I usually paint in oil using the palette knife. The little paintings created this way are always special to me. Not only do they show a…

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Painting Basics Workshop

When: Tuesday, 31 Aug - 7 Sept, 10-12:30pm Where: Nelson Women's Centre, 44 Trafalgar Street Nelson Enjoy a refresher or start learning with the painting basics workshop. In this workshop you will learn about composition, values, colour harmony and some basic drawing tips. Please bring: - paper - pencil - eraser - a still life or photo (optional) Materials provided: - brushes - acrylic paint (yellow, red, blue & white) - acrylic paper You are welcome to bring your own…

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Flight of the Seagulls

At the beginning of the year I visited the Nelson Harness Races to do research for a painting of the horses. However, I wasn’t only fascinated by the horses and people, but also by the seagulls. Although nobody cared about them, they were an important part of the scene. Their flying skills were amazing to watch and after many sketches and photos of them I immediately created this painting after the Nelson Harness Race painting. It’s not only the seagulls…

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Small Artworks Exhibition

I love these wee little watercolour paintings. They are so much fun to paint. The Art Group Nelson has organised the Small Artworks Exhibition at Wall to Wall Art Gallery and the paintings can be viewed there during August 2021. The Opening Event is on Monday 2nd August 2021, 5:30-7pm.

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The Nelson Harness Race

I always wanted to paint something that is typical for the Nelson Tasman area and thought why not paint the Nelson Harness Race? I love painting horses and I love painting movement. So I packed my sketchbook, my camera and my two daughters and off we went to the races. This was our first time at the harness race and we loved the atmosphere. The horses were racing hard while people were cheering them on, betting or just chatting. The…

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