"Just Over the Fence"
Oil on canvas
1222mm x 702mm (48 1/2 in x 27 5/8 in)
Private collection: A McLachlan
"Just over the fence" was commissioned by a farmer friend of mine who has collected my work over the years.
It is a painting of his own farm on the Kaipara Harbour, just north of Auckland on the west coast. This region offers some stunning scenery as you can see by the painting. The light is ever changing and, by its very nature, the area always hints at the raw force that the elements have the potential to throw at you. This is an exhilarating source of inspiration.
The day I took this painting in to get it framed, I happened to find out from one of the frame-shop staff that her daughter was an immediate neighbour of the man who commissioned the painting. Apparently, not long before that, a tornado had ripped through there and taken the roof off her house.
Please contact me for further information. I do take commissions for original paintings and sculptures, so if you have an idea for something you would like me to consider, don't hesitate to get in touch.
PO Box 527
Phone: 09 420 3308