Selected Past Works

A curated selection of Peter's previous paintings

Wainui River

The trail alongside the Wainui River in Abel Tasman National Park, is a perfect afternoon walk with a lovely mix of NZ rainforest, superb trees, beautiful river, arriving at a waterfall........


The Last Bastion

These historic wee baches which are considered locally as true icons of the original kiwi bach......


Boulder Lake, Kahurangi National Park

The Douglas Range track which links the Aorere Valley with the Cobb Valley, is one of the most spectacular tramps in Kahurangi National Park.....


Cerus the Bull

Cerus, the wild bull from Greek mytholgy, was tamed by Persephone and was made into the Taurus constellation. ....


Daybreak , Farewell Spit

Farewell Spit, New Zealand’s longest sandspit, curves around Golden Bay to create a wading bird sanctuary of international significance........


Morning Stillness, Tata Islands

When the wind doesn't blow, this sailor sits in his yacht off Tata Islands sketching and photographing.....


Morning Tide, Separation Point

The distinctive, granite headland of Separation Point, forms a natural boundary between Golden Bay and Tasman Bay. From the Abel.....


Piwakawaka -the Fantail

Anyone familiar with the New Zealand environment will love this little guy.The Piwakawaka or fantail is a cheeky wee bird commonly seen .......


The Haast River

The Haast River, rises near Haast Pass in the Southern Alps and flows north in a deep, narrow mountain valley to join the ......


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............