Living with the ocean as an extension of one’s front yard as a surfer is a constant and of course welcome distraction – the moods, the light, the atmosphere are constantly changing. “Sunstrike – Wainui” captures one of those fleeting moments when disparate elements come together to create an eye-catching spectacle.
The walk along the beach from the car park to The Point allows time to catch up with old friends, about to share another surf together.
This coastal niche has inspired many of my artworks. I captured this scene on one of my first visits to Whangapoua many years ago and it has always summed up in a simple way the experience of being there – stoked to have finally interpreted it into print!
Glad to have captured one of the last cottage baches on the Wainui beachfront, where many local surfers over the years have chosen to flag work and go surfing!
Returning to the West Coast south of Raglan to again interpret a stretch of coastline world-renowned for its surfable waves. Living in nature with the ocean as a backdrop is every surfer’s dream.
For my latest screenprint, I have stepped back from the coastline and highlighted these amazing beehives that I came across last summer on a trip to Waipiro Bay. I am stoked with the result.
I was approached early last year to donate a commissioned print to raise funds for the proposed Hunterwasser Museum Project in Whangarei. This print is available now through the website www.bepartoftheart.co.nz.
Anaura Bay is located on the East Coast north of Gisborne and is a favourite location for family holidays and coastal activities. This is my second print of this inspiring Bay.