This drawing is part of The Art of a Hut Collection exhibited in 2015. All the works are drawings and paintings of New Zealand back country huts. The drawing is framed in a hand made wooden frame made out of beautiful native kauri.
'This is one of the huts where I had an opportunity to do something a bit different in my drawing. From the moment we arrived at this hut ,after a long scramble down from Ballard Hut, I knew what I wanted my drawing to look like. There was a beautiful big beech tree growing beside the path whose branches framed the hut in the clearing beyond.
'I spent about five intense hours getting all this drawn before we had to carry on down to the next hut that afternoon. This was a very full on trip with not much time for wasting or failing on a drawing, but I managed to get some of my best drawings in the Kawekas.'
Paper, graphite pencil, framed in native Kauri wood.