Selected Past Works

A curated selection of Peter's previous paintings

Bark Bay

I painted 'Bark Bay" after a short yacht trip into Abel Tasman National Park in February.


Tonga Island - Abel Tasman National Park

Sailing in the azure waters of Abel Tasman National Park doesn't get much better than this.


A Walk to Remember

This quote speaks to me ..... “In every walk with nature, one receives far more than one seeks.”


Tui on Harakeke

Our nearest neighbours are several families of noisy, boisterous tui. They feast on nectar from our kowhai and harakeke flowers in the ...........


Early Morning - Lake Rotoiti

The alpine area of Nelson Lakes National Park is another of our favourite tramping......


Shifting Sands - Farewell Spit

Situated at the extreme northern tip of the South Island, Farewell Spit stretches more than 30 kilometres.....................


Sunrise

We recently travelled through the South Island stopping in some of NZ's most scenic locations; Mt Cook, Ahuriri Valley, Mavora Lakes, Wanaka & Queenstown. Although we love NZ's mountainous environment we always miss the sea........


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