The Southern Alps are the longest and highest mountain range of New Zealand. They extend 550 km across the length of the South Island, from the Blenheim area in the North to the Hollyford Valley in the south. They include all New Zealand summits of over 3000 metres, all of which but one (Mt Aspiring) are located in the Mt Cook area. High precipitation also causes the range to carry more glaciers at lower altitude than mountains of comparable altitude in other temperate regions of the world. This painting clearly shows how exceeding high rainfall on the Alps’ western side and high erosion rates, results in a very dynamic landscape. This is the largest and most challenging painting I have ever attempted.
|Title||Sun Rising over the Southern Alps|
|Location||The Southern Alps (Mt Aspiring National Park)|
|Size||1450mm x 1100mm|