Estuary as Environment
Regular visits to estuarine environment of Tamaki Makaurau, inform developments of the work presented. The approach take to such places attempts to paint an environment rather than to picture them as landscape.
Western painting traditions, are in particular the formulation of landscape ideas within a New Zealand context, have bound land within the frame of pictorial splendour. The shift away from a generalised and idealised view of landscape toward a relationship of body to its environment, is key to these paintings.