This piece is part of the Art of a Hut collection. Drawings of New Zealand backcountry huts which I tramped to and drew on location.
'This was the first hut of the second trip, and there were six of us this time. You could say I had a very large support crew, and they were all supportive, telling me to get out there and get working while they played cards in the hut, read books, and went hunting. While they were on holiday, I was out in the hot sun struggling with shadows which kept moving across the bright orange walls, and trying to figure out how to make bushes look real on paper with pastels. I did a lot of learning on the job so to speak, every drawing and painting teaches me something new, or something which needed relearning.
By the time I had finished the morning’s work lunch was ready for me and then we walked on all afternoon to the next hut. And so on in a similar pattern for two weeks.'
paper, pastel, kauri wood,