Marlborough Moana Aroha
Size: 55 x 156cm
Medium: Gold leaf, acrylic inks and glazes on canvas
Framing: Float mounted and ready to hang. Satin black timber frame
Influenced by the stunning Marlborough Sounds and beautiful Tasman sea, this painting is equally inspired by the atmospheric beauty and illuminating landscapes of Aotearoa.
If I were a poet I would write light filled love letters to New Zealand... essentially these paintings are just that - my visual declarations of love and respect to this land.
The strong horizon line and possibilities of what lies beyond. The taonga and treasure that is this wonderful land we live on is shown with respect and aroha with lots hand applied gold-leaf.
The landform glowing differently in whatever way you approach the artwork. The many layers in the water and sky allows a different reading of the painting with different times of the day casting changing light.
This painting is on display at Parker Gallery, 90 Achilles Avenue, Wakatu Square, Nelson.