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Being There Is Everything


This great housebus set-up is a hermits’ home on the rugged Wairarapa coastline where private hill country farms roll pretty much from the desolate beaches to State-highway 2, taking up the bottom south-east corner of the north Isand .  It’s a fairly remote part of the country, well, of the world for that matter.  With an abundance of seafood out your bus door, fertile soil and no one around, it’s the perfect place to escape to.  Whoever lived here was organised, and I guess one had to be to survive out here. He had tomatoes growing on the inland side of the bus to keep them protected from the harsh salt winds, a kayak and fire wood stored under the bus, crayfish pots were bobbing around just off the deck, and a creek for fresh water nearby.  Who was this recluse? What was he like, had he been a lawyer, a suit, in New York or London and realized it wasn't really him? Had he travelled the world as a nomad and this was just one of his many stop-offs on his bigger journey? What were his reasons for pursuing solitude?  All these questions go through my head every time I look at this painting and I think at the bottom of it all I’m inspired by his back-to-basics, non conformist way of life.

Each Limited Edition Giclee and Canvas print is hand signed and numbered by me the artist.

Giclee Prints are on beautifully heavy archival Hahnemule stock, certified by the Fine Art Guild.


A3 :: 17 x 8" // Limited Edition :: 100

A2 :: 24 x 12" // Limited Edition :: 50

A1 :: 33 x 17" // Limited Edition :: 25

A0 :: 47 x 23" // Limited Edition :: 10


A1 :: 33 x 16.5" // Limited Edition :: 10

A0 :: 47 x 23" // Limited Edition :: 25

Canvas Prints are made with 10oz, 100% cotton duck, acid free primed

Both Canvas and Paper print as made using lightfast inks to keep your artwork looking as vibrant as the day you first set eyes on it for 100+ years. Remember paper prints that are framed will see it's lifetime double that of one left in it's tube under your bed.

Canvas prints are then varnished with a UV protectant.
For New Zealand buyers the canvas is stretched over a 40mm deep wooden frame and tubed for all other countries.
For those outside NZ - most reputable framers should be able to make a custom wood frame, also stretching guide lines are printed on the canvas edges. 

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