Recent Works


Whakatane River Mouth - Pastel on Board - 500 X 350 mm


The Whakatane River in the Bay Of Plenty, Tauranga, after a storm



Arthur's Pass - Pastel on Board - 700 X 360 mm


This picture is a view taken from the bridge at the bottom of Arthur's Pass, South Island, New Zealand



Lilies - Pastel on Board - 700 X 485 mm

Michael's first still life



Turret Road Bridge - Pastel on Board - 700 X 490 mm

This scene was taken from the Turret Road Bridge looking South in Tauranga, New Zealand

South Island Memories - Pastel on Board - 900 mm X 360 mm

This is a scene taken at Lake Hawea in New Zealand's South Island.  This painting has been framed in a box frame to create an almost 3D effect.  It won the People's Choice award at the 2011 New Zealand Pastel Artists annual exhibition.

Pacifically Surreal - Pastel on Board - 1300 mm X 500 mm

Mount Manganui is a favourite walking destination, not only for the locals, but for visitors to the area too.  You can walk the base track around the Mount and stop to enjoy a host of little coves and beaches along the route, or you can climb to the summit and enjoy panoramic views of the east coast of the North Island. This scene was taken from the same spot as "Base Track at Mauao" but in the opposite direction.

Ruapehu Stream -  Pastel on board - 950 mm X 650 mm

Mount Ruapehu, or just Ruapehu, is an active stratovolcano at the southern end of the Taupo Volcanic Zone in New Zealand. It is 23 kilometres northeast of Ohakune and 40 kilometres southwest of the southern shore of Lake Taupo, within Tongariro National Park. The North Island's major skifields and only glaciers are on its slopes.  Ruapehu is one of the world's most active volcanoes and the largest active volcano in New Zealand. It is the highest point in the North Island and includes three major peaks: Tahurangi (2,797 m), Te Heuheu (2,755 m) and Paretetaitonga (2,751 m). The deep, active crater is between the peaks and fills with a crater lake between major eruptions.

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Mount Beach - Pastel on board - 950 mm X 650 mm

Mount Maunganui, New Zealand, is situated in the city of Tauranga in the Bay of Plenty region. Mt Maunganui is New Zealand's favourite summer holiday destination with its white sandy surf beach on the ocean side, which you see here, and a safe sheltered inner harbour beach. Mount Maunganui is also the name of the extinct volcano which rises above the town. 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 was a finalist in the 2010 Molly Morpeth Canaday Awards.

Pilot Bay - Pastel on board - 950 mm X 650 mm

This painting is of the inner harbour beach called Pilot Bay.  The scene was captured after a winter storm. 

The Mount from Pillans Point - Pastel on board - 450 mm X 650 mm

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This view of Mount Maunganui is taken from to opposite side of the harbour.

Base Track at Mauao - Pastel on Board - 950 mm X 650 mm

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Mount Manganui is a favourite walking destination, not only for the locals, but for visitors to the area too.  You can walk the base track around the Mount and stop to enjoy a host of little coves and beaches along the route, or you can climb to the summit and enjoy panoramic views of the east coast of the North Island. This painting won the People's Choice award at the Tauranga National Art Awards in November 2008.

Southern Light - Pastel on board - 1300 mm X 460 mm

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Southern 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 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.



Lake Moeraki - Pastel on board 950 mm X 650 mm