Selected Past Works

A curated selection of Peter's previous paintings

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


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.


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


Against the Tide, Byron Bay

Our first port of call after closing the gallery at the start of winter is Byron Bay, Australia. Our kids have...............


All that Glitters..Sam's Creek

Sam's Creek is a hidden gem, tucked away in a steep gully 25 km south of Takaka in the Cobb Valley.....


Sunlit Cliffs, Abel Tasman Point

Abel Tasman Point is the rocky headland that separates Tata Beach from Wainui Bay. We often kayak.....


No Ordinary Morning

We visited friends in Alaska in June and while there we were fortunate enough to fly through Denali National Park in a ................


Castles in the Sea

Many of you will be very familiar with the distinctive limestone.....