en Plein Air or

Open Air Acrylic Paintings

This era of my painting began in 2017 when I embraced en Plein Air of Open Air Painting. Tired of painting from photographs and sketches I decided to paint the large oils from smaller acrylic paintings done in the field. The style is impressionism which can be completed a lot faster then the larger realism oil paintings. I have concentrated on paintings from around my immediate surroundings in the Central Plateau and the Bay of Plenty with plans of a motorcycle trip to paint on location in the South Island to be followed by another large collection of oil paintings.

Lake Taupo Pier 4.8.17 SOLD

Otarawairere Bay looking West Painted en Plein Air on the 28.12.17 in Otarawairere Bay. Bay of Plenty, New Zealand. Acrylic on paper framed in contemporary white. 530 x 410mm. AVAILABLE.

Otarawairere Bay looking East. Painted en Plein Air on the 28.12.17. AVAILABLE..

Craters of the Moon. 25.08.17. Painted on location (en Plein Air) at the amazing volcanic Craters of the Moon near Taupo New Zealand. 30 x 42cm Acrylic on canvas paper and framed in recycled Rimu with a frame by Derek Gutteridge. Presently being exclusively marketed by Craters of the Moon Taupo. AVAILABLE.

Aratiatia Dam. 5.09.17 SOLD.

Mt Ruapehu from Desert Road. 18.08.17. SOLD

Five Mile Bay, Lake Taupo. 21. 08.17. SOLD

Craters of the Moon. 14.08.17. Painted on location (en Plein Air) at the amazing volcanic Craters of the Moon near Taupo New Zealand. 30 x 42cm Acrylic on canvas paper and can be purchased framed in a solid Rimu frame by Derek Gutteridge. AVAILABLE.

Huka Falls. 10.7.17. This is a painting of Huka falls in evening light painted in the open air (en Plein Air) on the 10th of July 2017. Acrylic on Canvas paper and can be purchased framed in solid Rimu by Derek Gutteridge or mounted on foam board only..42 x 30cm. AVAILABLE.

Huka Falls. Painted in Open Air (en Plein Air) on the 8.07.17. This is a painting I did in open air on location at Huka Falls near Taupo New Zealand. Acrylic on Canvas paper and can be purchased framed in solid Rimu frame by Derek Gutteridge or mounted on foam board only. 42 x 30cm. AVAILABLE.

Taupo Bungy. 21st June 2017. SOLD.

Spa Thermal Park Taupo. 18th June 2017. SOLD.

Mt Tauhara from Taupo Botanical Gardens. 25.06.17. Painted en Plein Air or Open air on the 25th June 2017. 42 x 25cm Acrylic on Paper framed with lovely gold frame to match the painting. AVAILABLE.

Lake Taupo from Taupo Botanical Gardens. 26.06.17. Painted en Plein Air or open air on the 26th June 2017. Acrylic on Canvas Paper framed in recycled Rimu by Derek Gutteridge or on foam board only. 530 x 410mm. AVAILABLE.

Tongariro River looking upstream. 16.6.17. A small painting by the banks of the Tongariro River on the 16th of June 2017. Acrylic on canvas paper and can be purchased framed with a solid Rimu frame by Derek Gutteridge or mounted on foam board only. 42 x 30cm. AVAILABLE.

Tongariro River looking downstream. 16.6.17. This is another painting I did on the same day on the banks of the Tongariro river New Zealand on the 16th of June 2017 in a study towards a larger oil painting. Acrylic on canvas paper and can be purchased framed with a solid Rimu frame by Derek Gutteridge or mounted on foam board only. 44 x 30cm. AVAILABLE.