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Southern LightSouthern LightSouthern Light is a scene of the Two Thumbs range of mountains to the west of Lake Tekapo. Lake Tekapo lies in the centre of the South Island of New Zealand. This highland lake and settlement at 710 metres (2300 feet) is in the heart of the Mackenzie District and surrounded by a vast basin of golden tussock grass. The name Tekapo derives from Maori words Taka (sleeping mat) and Po (night). Finely ground rock in the glacial melted waters give Lake Tekapo a beautifully unique turquoise colour. This painting is SOLD. It was the runner up at the New Zealand Pastel Artists' annual exhibition in Feilding in March 2009. At the same exhibition it won the People's Choice award. The actual size of the painting without the frame is 1300mm X 460mm. Please click on the image for a larger view.
Base Track at MauaoBase Track at MauaoMount Maunganui (Mauao) is an extinct volcano which appears to rise out of the Pacific Ocean. Shrouded in history and legend, the mountain is a dominant feature of the landscape, and a climb to the summit offers amazing views of the surrounding city and ocean. A walk around the base track is a must for every visitor to Tauranga and a regular activity for residents in the area, followed by breakfast at one of the many coffee shops on the beach front. This painting is pastel on board. It measures 950mm X 650mm and has been SOLD. It won the People's Choice award at the Tauranga National Art Awards in November 2008. Click on the image to view it in more detail.
Evening on Lake WanakaEvening on Lake WanakaLake Wanaka is located in the Otago region of New Zealand, at an altitude of 300 metres. Covering an area of 192 km² (74 sq mi), it is New Zealand's fourth largest lake and estimated to be more than 300 m (980 ft) deep. Its name is Māori, a corruption of Oanaka ('The place of Anaka', a local tribal chief). This painting is pastel on board and it measures 930 mm X 660 mm without the frame and is FOR SALE. This painting won the people's choice award at the New Zealand Pastel Artist's annual exhibition in Stratford in March 2008. Click on the image to view the picture in more detail.
Meltwater near Lake TekapoMeltwater near Lake TekapoLake Tekapo lies in the centre of the South Island of New Zealand. This highland lake and settlement at 710 metres (2300 feet) is in the heart of the Mackenzie District and surrounded by a vast basin of golden tussock grass. The name Tekapo derives from Maori words Taka (sleeping mat) and Po (night). Finely ground rock in the glacial melted waters give Lake Tekapo a beautifully unique turquoise colour. This painting is pastel on board and is available FOR SALE. This painting won best landscape of show at the Molly Morpeth Canaday awards in Whakatane in 2008 and went on to be chosen as one of ten international finalists in a landscape competition run by International Artist magazine. It was also the runner up at the New Zealand Pastel Artists' annual exhibition in Stratford in March 2008. Please click on the image for more information.
The GardenThe GardenThis painting was created out of admiration for the amazing gardens which grow in Tauranga, New Zealand. A combination of a sub-tropical climate and volcanic soil with an unlimited supply of water makes this area of New Zealand the dream of all keen gardeners. This painting is pastel on board and measures 660 mm X 430 mm without the frame and is FOR SALE. Please click on the image to view it in more detail.
Stoney RiverStoney RiverMichael's ability to paint in pastels and create a transparent effect in water so that the viewer can see the pebbles beneath the water, is displayed in this painting of a river near Calitzdorp in South Africa. This painting is pastel on board and measures 620 mm X 430 mm without the frame and is FOR SALE. Please click on the image to view the painting in more detail.
Ben Avon TarnsBen Avon TarnsBen Avon Tarns are situated in the Ahuriri Valley, Otago, South Island, New Zealand. This painting is pastel on board and has been SOLD. Click on the image to view the picture in more detail.
The Church of the Good ShepherdThe Church of the Good ShepherdThe Church of the Good Shepherd at Lake Tekapo, New Zealand, South Island, was built in 1935 to the glory of God as a memorial to the pioneers of the Mackenzie Country. Congregations of the three main faiths worship regularly in the Church, which offers awe inspiring views of the lake and mountains through the altar window. This painting is pastel on board and has been SOLD. Click on the image to view the picture in more detail.
Meltwater in the Dart RiverMeltwater in the Dart RiverThe Dart River flows into the North end of Lake Wakatipu in the pristine wilderness of a World Heritage Area, deep into the heart of Mt Aspiring National Park, in the Southern Alps of New Zealand. This painting has been SOLD. Please click on the image to view it in more detail.
Lake Hayes in AutumnLake Hayes in AutumnLocated just a short distance from New Zealand's most exclusive vacation resort, Queenstown, Lake Hayes offers magnificent views with unique character and history. This painting is pastel on board and is available FOR SALE ready framed. Click on the image for more information.
Lake TekapoLake TekapoIn the centre of the South Island of New Zealand lies Lake Tekapo. This highland lake and settlement at 710 metres (2300 feet) is in the heart of the Mackenzie District and surrounded by a vast basin of golden tussock grass. The name Tekapo derives from Maori words Taka (sleeping mat) and Po (night). Finely ground rock in the glacial melted waters give Lake Tekapo a beautifully unique turquoise colour. This painting is pastel on board and is SOLD. Click on the image to view the picture in more detail.
Mount AspiringMount AspiringMount Aspiring National Park sits in the South Island's south west, at the southern end of the Southern Alps. It encompasses a large area, from the Haast River in the north to the Humbolt Mountains in the south. Mount Aspiring (the park's name sake) is the only peak outside of Mt Cook National Park to rise over 3000 metres. The nearest towns to Mt Aspiring National Park are Queenstown, Wanaka and Te Anau. This painting is pastel on board and is available FOR SALE ready framed. Click on the image for more information.
Mount Maunganui from Welcome BayMount Maunganui from Welcome BayWelcome Bay is situated in Tauranga, New Zealand. It boasts magnificent views over the city, the harbour and Mount Maunganui itself. Mount Maunganui is an extinct volcano which appears to rise out of the Pacific Ocean. Shrouded in history and legend, the mountain is a dominant feature of the landscape, and a climb to the summit offers amazing views of the surrounding city and ocean. This painting is pastel on board and has been SOLD. Click on the image to view it in more detail.

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