At the end of a day exploring the hills above Whangapoua, I rested to take in the scene before me, and daydreamed of living with this view – this artwork encapsulates that moment.
A Northland location that has inspired me over the years, revisited early this year. This corner of the Bay is suggestive of a time that has largely come and gone. A family of baches arisen on the land in this stunning location, all with stories to tell I’m sure.
New Zealand bush and coastline, forever my inspiration. This scene inspired by time spent exploring East Cape.
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!