From November 2015 – March 2016, I walked the length of New Zealand from Cape Reinga to Bluff, a total of 3000km and 116 days on the trail. Each day, rain or shine, I painted. The result is what I call “The Long Landscape” as it shows how the landscape of New Zealand changes from forest to field, beach to mountain, and back again. Paintings are organized by region and appear in reverse-chronological order.

Southland

Southland

Day 116 - Bluff - Lighthouse
Southland

Southland

Day 115 - Oreti Beach - Ocean
Southland

Southland

Day 114 - Colac Bay - Caravan Sleep-outs II
Southland

Southland

Day 113 - Colac bay - caravan sleep-outs
Southland

Southland

Day 112 - Longwood range - bluff
Southland

Southland

Day 111 - Otautau - pub accommodation
Southland

Southland

Day 110 - Takitimu forest - mountain garden
Southland

Southland

Day 109 - Takitimu forest - The Billy and the Fire
Southland

Southland

Day 108 - Takitimu forest - green house

Day 107 - lake mavora - tough land
Southland

Southland

Day 106 - lake mavora - under beech trees
Otago

Otago

Day 105 - glenorchy - the red shed
Otago

Otago

Day 104 - Matakauri - contrast
Otago

Otago

Day 103 - lake wakatipu - at sunset
Southalnd

Southalnd

Day 102 - Queenstown - lake
Southland

Southland

Day 101 - Queenstown - storm brewing
Otago

Otago

Day 100 - Arrowtown - Masonic hall
Otago

Otago

Day 99 - macetown - miner's cottage
Otago

Otago

Day 104 - Matakauri - contrast
Otago

Otago

Day 100 - Arrowtown - Masonic hall
Southland

Southland

Day 97 - lake Wanaka - difficulty
Otago

Otago

Day 96 - lake Wanaka - lone tree
Otago

Otago

Day 94 - atop breast hill - lake Hawea
Otago

Otago

Day 92 - ahuriri river - rabbit country
Otago

Otago

Day 101 - Queenstown - storm brewing
Canterbury

Canterbury

Day 90 - Sinclair range - Royal hut
Canterbury

Canterbury

Day 89 - Mesopotamia station - big country
Canterbury

Canterbury

Day 88 - Mt. Potts - Rohan
Canterbury

Canterbury

Day 87 - clent hills saddle - scree
Canterbury

Canterbury

Day 86 - Le bons bay - waiting for waves
Canterbury

Canterbury

Day 85 - Akaroa harbour - French NZ II
Canterbury

Canterbury

Day 84 - Akaroa harbour - French NZ
Canterbury

Canterbury

Day 83 - Harper river - oh canterbury
Canterbury

Canterbury

Day 82 - black range - stag hill
Canterbury

Canterbury

Day 81 - grasmere - as it should be
Canterbury

Canterbury

Day 80 - goat pass - wet dawn
Canterbury

Canterbury

Day 79 - upper deception valley - pohutukawa in the alps
Canterbury

Canterbury

Day 78 - Taramakau stream - Locke stream hut
Canterbury

Canterbury

Day 77 - lake sumner forest park - unexpected cows
Canterbury

Canterbury

Day 76 - hamner springs - difficult hitch-hiking
Canterbury

Canterbury

Day 75 - hamner springs - King of four squares
Canterbury

Canterbury

Day 74 - Ada homestead - dawn
Canterbury

Canterbury

Day 91 - stag saddle ridge - Aoraki sinks
Marlborough

Marlborough

Day 68 - Richmond range - red hills
Marlborough

Marlborough

Day 67 - Richmond range - mid wairoa
Marlborough

Marlborough

Day 66 - Richmond range - mt rintoul
Marlborough

Marlborough

Day 65 - Richmond range - starveall hut
Marlborough

Marlborough

Day 64 - Richmond range - middy hut
Marlborough

Marlborough

Day 63 - pelorus bridge - the worst b&b
Marlborough

Marlborough

Day 62 - Marlborough - Hans herzog
Marlborough

Marlborough

Day 61 - queen Charlotte sound - bay of many coves
Marlborough

Marlborough

Day 60 - Kenepuru sound - our Caribbean
Marlborough

Marlborough

Day 59 - Kenepuru sound - portage bay
Marlborough

Marlborough

Day 58 - queen Charlotte sound - Furneaux
Wellington

Wellington

Day 57 - Wellington - oriental bay
Wellington

Wellington

Day 56 - Wellington - civic centre
Wellington

Wellington

Day 55 - Wellington - mount Victoria
Wellington

Wellington

Day 54 - Wellington - wind wall
Wellington

Wellington

Day 53 - plimmerton - somehow industrial
Wellington

Wellington

Day 52 - paraparaumu - kapati
Wellington

Wellington

Day 51 - Tararuas - waitewaiwai
Wellington

Wellington

Day 50 - Tararuas - whiteout
Wellington

Wellington

Day 49 - Tararuas - carkeek ridge
Manawatu-Whanganui

Manawatu-Whanganui

Day 40 - Whanganui river - canoes
Manawatu-Whanganui

Manawatu-Whanganui

Day 41 - Whanganui river - after Jerusalem
Manawatu-Whanganui

Manawatu-Whanganui

Day 42 - Whanganui river - flying fox lodge
Manawatu-Whanganui

Manawatu-Whanganui

Day 36 - Whakahoro/Taumaranui/Auckland - the perfect hitch
Manawatu-Whanganui

Manawatu-Whanganui

Day 35 - Kurua Road - Hills
Manawatu-Whanganui

Manawatu-Whanganui

Day 34 - Tongariro Crossing - Mt Ngauruhoe
Manawatu-Whanganui

Manawatu-Whanganui

Day 48 - Makahika outdoor education centre - after dinner and wine
Manawatu-Whanganui

Manawatu-Whanganui

Day 47 - Waitarere beach - Matisse beach
Manawatu-Whanganui

Manawatu-Whanganui

Day 46 - fielding - fields
Manawatu-Whanganui

Manawatu-Whanganui

Day 45 - koitiata beach - black sand
Manawatu-Whanganui

Manawatu-Whanganui

Day 44 - highway 3 - green hill sky
Waikato

Waikato

Day 25 - Waitomo - Poplars
Waikato

Waikato

Day 23 - Kapamahunga Ranges - Or Wales
Waikato

Waikato

Day 22 - Hamilton - hotel sheets
Waikato

Waikato

Day 33 - a rest day - lake taupo - black swan
Waikato

Waikato

Day 32 - lake taupo - forbidden village
Waikato

Waikato

Day 31 - Owhango - peach rose
Waikato

Waikato

Day 30 - Out of Pureora - Totara
Waikato

Waikato

Day 28 - Pureora - Bog inn hut
Waikato

Waikato

Day 26 - Waitomo - kahikatia
Auckland

Auckland

Day 39 - Devonport - Rangitoto II
Auckland

Auckland

Day 38 - Devonport - Rangitoto
Auckland

Auckland

Day 37 - Tawharanui Peninsula - Kawau Night Lights
Auckland

Auckland

Day 21 - Pukekawa - red shed
Auckland

Auckland

Day 20 - Tawharanui Peninsula (Home) - Puriri and the Islands
Auckland

Auckland

Day 19 - Pakiri - Sandbank
Northland

Northland

Day 12 - Russell - Sun Drenched
Northland

Northland

Day 11 - Russell - Arcadia Lodge
Northland

Northland

Day 10 - Kerikeri - Rewarewa
Northland

Northland

Day 9 - Omahuta Forest - Kauri Light-wells
Northland

Northland

Day 8 - Omahuta Forest -The Bend in the River
Northland

Northland

Day 7 - Raetea Forest - Moss
Northland

Northland

Day 6 - Raetea foothills - Scared of Cows
Northland days

Northland days

Day 5 - Herekino Forest - Just out of the bush
Northland

Northland

Day 4 - Ninety mile beach - Shipwreck bay
Northland

Northland

Day 3 - Ninety mile beach - Hukatera Gold
Northland

Northland

Day 2 - Ninety mile beach - the dunes
Northland

Northland

Day 1 - Ninety Mile Beach - Te Paki Stream
Northland

Northland

Day 18 - Mungawhai Heads - A Crisp Horizon
Northland

Northland

Day 17 - Waipu - Night
Northland

Northland

Day 16 - Ocean Beach - Post Storm
Northland

Northland

Day 15 - Matapouri - Sorrow Bay
Northland days 1-18

Northland days 1-18

Day 14 - Whananaki - Pohutukawa
Northland

Northland

Day 13 - Helena Bay - Teal Bay