Saturday, October 20, 2018

New Zealand Greenstone Valley

New Zealand Greenstone valley, an original painting of mine

Pounamu refers to several types of hard, durable and highly valued nephrite jade, or serpentinite stone found in southern New Zealand. Pounamu is the Māori name. These rocks are also generically known as "greenstone" in New Zealand English

Friday, October 12, 2018

New Zealand Kowhai flowers

The kōwhai is one of the best known native trees in New Zealand and it’s our unofficial national flower.
They are best known for their brilliant yellow flowers that appear in profusion in Spring and stand out among the forest greenery. We love to have kōwhai in our gardens. Kōwhai imagery is popular in art works and has been used on postage stamps and coins.
There is a tree not far from me in flower, so I bought some home and painted some Kowhai fairies, cheers Marie.

Saturday, October 6, 2018


A little painting of mine to celebrate Spring here in New Zealand