The most mundane aspects of our lives are often majestic, if we only knew it. In New Zealand we live in such overwhelming beauty that we so often take for granted and seldom stop to take it in. Walking on a beach, participating in the most prosaic day-to-day stuff, is to participate in a world of natural splendour. These paintings I hope will convey just a thought about beauty and its omnipresence for all of us – on our doorstep and fundamentally a part of us. This is what I have attempted to address in my paintings.