Selected Past Works

A curated selection of Peter's previous paintings

Beautiful Sunday

One of the pleasures of living near the beach is experiencing the changing moods of the coastal landscape.... the storms, the wild nor-west winds, the sunsets and sunrises and long Sunday walks on a crisp winter's day.....


Morning Song, Adele Island

On a recent sailing adventure to Abel Tasman National Park we arrived at our safe anchorage in the lee of Adele Island just before dusk. Our arrival was announced by bird song...........


South of Bark Bay, Abel Tasman National Park

Abel Tasman National Park may be NZ's smallest national park but it has the biggest profile around the world. We sail in this coastal paradise where golden sand beaches......


The Winter Sea

After a long, wet week in mid-winter ........


Summer Afternoon - Takaka River

Summer Afternoon -Takaka River' is a lovely painting. The colours are soft and restful...........


The Trickle Down Effect

As a hot, dry summer progresses drought is imminent. The pasture.....................


Adelaide Tarn

Peter and I have always had on our bucket list the seriously challenging tramp from the Aorere Valley to the Cobb Valley via the Douglas ..............


The Dance of Light, Cobb River

The Cobb Valley in Kahurangi National Park is a realist artist’s paradise. It has a diversity of natural features from rugged mountains to deep caves and rolling tussock .............


Old Hut, Rainbow Valley

Nelson Lakes National Park is a realist painter's paradise and often on our list of winter 'essential trips'........


Autumn Storm

Our annual autumn pilgrimage to Byron Bay to visit our kids and beautiful grandchildren always results in a painting or two............


Tracks in the Sand, Wainui Bay

Wainui Bay is the northern gateway to Abel............


On the Other Side of the Fence

Anyone who is familiar with Peter's early oil paintings from the 70's and 80's would recognise a similar ........


Tides of Change, Ligar Bay

On a curving sheltered shore-line and golden sand beach east of Pohara, lies the sleepy coastal settlement of Ligar Bay. It was the scene..........


Pohara Sunrise

One of the pleasures of living near the beach is experiencing the changing moods of the coastal landscape......


Against the Tide, Torrent Bay

One of the highlights of our February sailing trip into Abel Tasman National Park was the day we spent at Torrent Bay and Anchorage. Golden sand beaches, native.....


Touch and Go

This is the second painting in the series of 'seagull in flight' paintings. 'On the Wings of a Seagull' was the first which I completed 12 months ago.


A Touch of Autumn Gold, Lindis Pass

The Lindis Pass, located on the South Island of New Zealand is a mountain pass linking the Mackenzie Basin with Central Otago. It’s one of NZ’s best known...........


Horizon Lines

One of the pleasures of living near the beach is experiencing the changing moods of the coastal landscape.... the storms, the wild nor-west winds, and ...............


Stillness - Takaka River

A very simple and serene painting of the Takaka River during midsummer.


The Home Paddock

Peter's first exhibitions in the late 1970's and early 80s featured paintings of mostly farming scenes from around the Nelson district. Iconic old sheds, letterboxes and hop kilns ..............