New Zealand Hills Series 3

New Zealand Hills
Series 3

In Series 3 of the 2013 New Zealand Hills landscape exhibition I deliberately pushed the gestural marks and impasto paint further to play with the balance between a romantic representational landscape and the materials and marks used. This is by no means abstract expressionism but if you read these works against Series one and two there is a progression towards expressive mark making.

That aside, for me, there is a feeling of place and a nostalgia for days spent working in the hills of New Zealand many years ago.