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Picture Perfect Peonies

Full-bodied poetry in motion

Oil on Canvas
 
900mm x 600mm
 
Peonies are at their showiest in a New Zealand garden in November and December. To me, they are the most romantic and "olde worlde" of all the garden flowers. In this painting they are opening their arms and turning their faces to the first signs of the summer sun.
 
$540
 

Fiery Show

Pohutukawa trees displaying red flame-like flowers

Oil on Canvas

1000mm x 760mm

The bright red flowers of the pohutukawa show up so strikingly with their backdrop of verdant leaves. These trees typically cling to the cliffs along NZ's coastline and throw gorgeous red flowers from December through summer. They are a beautifully decorated Christmas tree given to us ready-made by nature.

$760

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The Earth Laughs in Flowers

A pansy party

Oil on Canvas

760mm x 760mm

I always think that pansies have little smiley faces. What a happy gathering in the garden!

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Still Waters - The Sea

Estuary on a very calm day

Oil on Canvas

1000mm x 760mm

The pohutukawa dips down and looks at itself in the mirror of the still water. The gulls are coming to see as well.

$760

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Still Waters - The Lake

These waters run deep

Oil on Canvas

1200mm x 920mm

Autumn leaves hanging over very deep, dark waters.

$900

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Flamenco

Kicking up their heels

Oil on Canvas

40mm x 300mm

Geraniums in hot pinks and reds flounce around like flamenco dancers.

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Red Hot

Gerberas sizzling in the heat

Oil on Canvas

460mm x 910mm

Gerberas are the most decorative of all daisies. If bright red works with your decor, then this painting will make a statement.

$420

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Divas

Delphiniums lording it over the others in the garden

Oil on Canvas

920mm x 450mm

Well! There is nothing shy about the way delphiniums tower over the other flowers in a border. They are rich in colour and they look as though they are showing off.

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Popping the Question

Pop, pop, pops of hot colour

Oil on Canvas

900mm x 600mm

These poppies were literally popping out of their skins! They looked so hot and happy as they shed their husks and opened to the sunshine that they just had to be painted!

$540

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Rosy Glow

Marshmallow pink roses

Oil on Canvas

760mm x 1030mm

I think this painting has a dreamy, old-world quality to it. Pretty, blush-pink roses with a misty backdrop make this painting very feminine.

$720

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White Hydrangea

Damask white

Oil on Canvas

400mm x 400mm

A white lacy hydrangea flower features in this painting as it languishes in its spot against the garden wall.

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Simple Pleasures

Simple swing at Ruakaka estuary

Oil on Canvas

900mm x 600mm

My family have had quite a few picnics on the grass reserve here looking up towards the river mouth. I wanted to capture this restful place on a day when there was soft light and the sun just peeked out now and then.

$640

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In the Still of the Evening

Let's go for a walk

Oil on Canvas
 
610mm x 910mm
 
I love the time of evening on the beach when the light is changing and the day cools a little. I wanted to capture the last of the soft light reflecting on the flax bush at the top of the dunes. This scene is Ruakaka Beach looking south down the bay.
 
$640
 

Playful Pansies

A party going on in the pansy pot

Oil on Canvas

1020mm x 760mm

These cheeky wee flowers are smiling and making the garden come alive with their chatter.

$775

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Pretty Faces

Pansies and violas have cute little faces

 Oil on Canvas

700mm x 700mm

These rich jewel colours are a delightful combination when pansies are planted tightly together in the garden or a pot. I loved the colour combinations so simply had to paint them.

$490

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Blue Melody

Fresh pompoms of soft colour

Oil on Canvas

760mm x 760mm

Hydrangeas singing the blues in a summer garden

$600

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Still Waters - The Creek

At the bottom of our garden

Oil on Canvas

1200mm x 920mm

Dark and mysterious water slowly flowing. I think there are eels in there!

$900

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Innocence

I'll give you a daisy a day, dear

Oil on Canvas

460mm x 910mm

Fresh and clean and simple. That is the feeling this painting evokes. Blue and white and lemon are such restful colours, and there is no more simple pleasure than picking a daisy for someone.

$420

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Pink Petticoats

Roses dressed to kill

Oil on Canvas

460mm x 910mm

I think these roses look like ladies' crinoline petticoats...... layers and layers of frothy, fine fabric. The day I painted them they were sashaying and swishing provocatively in the wind.

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Telling Secrets

Irises whispering to each other in the hidden part of the garden

Oil on Canvas

760mm x 760mm

The meaning of the iris flower is "eloquence." These lovely blooms do seem to have a language of their own. They speak to me of coolness and refreshing colour in a warm garden.

$600

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Gathered Together

Whangarei Heads in the background

Oil on Canvas

900mm x 600mm

This scene was painted at Bream Bay in the late afternoon on a winter's day.       A shower of rain had just passed over. Gaps in the clouds let a shimmering spotlight through to highlight a collection of scallop shells. It just had to be painted!

$640

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Rich Profusion

Velvet red roses

Oil on Canvas

760mm x 760mmmm

This whole painting was created with oil paints and a palette knife - no brushes at all. Stylized rich red roses popping against the deep green background leaves.

$580

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Pink Hydrangea

Damask pink

Oil on Canvas

400mm x 400mm

This deep pink hydrangea painting has a damask quality about it. Rich and olde world.

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Blue Hydrangea

Damask Blue

Oil on Canvas

400mm x 400mm

Sky blue and fresh looking makes the blue hydrangea a perfect representative of the late summer garden.

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Singing the Blues

Hydrangea harmonise beautifully

Oil on Canvas

900mm x 400mm

Pretty blue, pink and white pompoms nestled in generously rounded leaves softly sing summer.

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Fine China

Magnolias look as though they are made of delicate china

Oil on Canvas

900mm x 460mm

The pure white of the magnolia blooms light up when seen in contrast to the deep-green, shiny leaves with their rich, velvety undersides. This painting pulls  the viewer's eye deep into the painting to focus on the main flower nestled safely in its strong, leafy haven.

$420

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Lift Up Your Heart and Sing

Tulips jostling with each other for attention

Oil on Canvas

600mm x 900mm

Look at this congregation of tulips singing their hearts out! 

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