In May 1826, Thomas Shepard, a young draftsman stood on the deck of Captain James Herd's barque Rosana and drew a quick sketch of the South Coast and the entrance to Wellington Harbour. He described it like this.
"Half the width is full of rocks so the entrance is rather dangerous, left side of the entrance are low rocky barron hills and on the right side are high rocky barron hills."
These new paintings look again at those hills. They will be exhibited at Suite Gallery, 108 Oriental Parade from Thursday November the 24th. Come along to the opening at 5.30 on the 24th. The Gallery is open Thursday and Friday from 11 am to 5 pm and on Saturday from 11am. to 4 pm. and by appointment. To contact Suite Gallery click here; http://www2.suite.co.nz/home
Turakirae Head. Oil on board 120 x 120
Towards Tory Channel. Oil on Board, 20 x 180
Cape Terawhiti. Oil on board, 20 x 180
The Brothers. Oil on board, 25 x 63 cms
Makaro/Ward Island, Oil on board, 25 x 63 cms
Red Rocks. Oil on board, 25 x 63 cms
Pencarrow and lake Kohangapiripiri. Oil on board, 25 x 63 cms