Gary Schofield - New Zealand Seascape/Landscape/Fine Art
Sir Edmund Hillary
Sir Edmund Hillary's Smile
"New Zealand beaches burst into a flame of colour in December and touch the hillsides and shorelines with the red flowers of summer" These trees, Metrosideros Excelsa, are named from the Maori word Pohutukawa. Legend tells us that the red is coloured from the blood of the Maori hero, Tawhaki. Departing souls, Wairua, leap from the northern most Pohutukawa tree at Te Reinga into the entrance of the underworld.
Resting with great stature on New Zealand soil in the United States, the Chancery is a symbolof the bridge and the bond between our two countries. It is seldom that a painter will paint directly into the light but this dynamic approach has captured the stature and subtleties of this extraordinary building. Raking light accents each brick and reveals everything from the intricate Maori archway to the asymmetry of the building itself. Shadows leap forward and draw the viewer into the picture.
"The Ferry Boats" Although the ferry and history is important in the painting it is actually the water that is moving.
"Breakdown at Wharanui" Rural New Zealand is a quiet, quiet place
"Mitre Peak" The breathtakingly beautiful South Isand peak in the region of the fjiords
Ferry Boats Early Morning
"Rangitoto" The sleeping volcano sillhouetted in the cool light of winter
"Education Cuts" A political painting statement from the 1980s
"Auckland City viewed from Gulf Harbour Whangaparaoa" The blue Waitamata contrast against the Terra Cotta
The New Zealand Pub and TAB
Taupo Pastel on Canson Paper
South Island Pastel on Canson Paper
Harbour Oil on Board
Flower Study Oil on Board