the valley

the valley – acrylic on linen 1020 x 760mm stretched

the valley – SOLD – serial number 778, acrylic on linen, 40″ x 30″

Layers of acrylic paint loaded onto this linen canvas in a free style, to play with these colours that run through these six paintings that make up a small body of work for this year.

I happen to be living in a small country town called Maungaturoto in the Kaipara, Northland. What a precious place it is, full of history and character. The people are the heart and soul(s) of the place and are always there to support each other – it’s just the way they are. This painting is of an imaginary valley though, something in between this place we live in, and the place we come from… where my heart dwells some days.