Prints

These Giclee prints are on the highest quality canvas or paper, limited to 100; signed and numbered.

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This painting "Young-One at Rest", is of my favourite dinghy at beautiful Matapouri Bay on the Tutukaka Coast, Northland. I painted this work for our good friend and gallery-owner Geoff Young, whom with his partner Bronwyn Davies, owned Arts Desire in Warkworth, and also Bank Street Gallery in Whangarei. In late 2014 Geoff was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, and sadly passed away two months later at North Haven Hospice. I am very indebted to both Geoff and Bronwyn, as when I returned to painting in the 90's, it was they who encouraged me and had faith in my work. Their enthusiasm and expertise gave me the confidence to push forward with my career. When Geoff told us his sad news I realised I didn't have a lot of time left to do the painting I'd long planned to give him. Matapouri was Geoff's favourite fishing spot, and in the background I have painted Geoff and his grandson going off to fish. I decided while doing the painting that I would get prints done of it, and donate $50 from each one sold to Hospice. When I told Geoff this shortly before he died, he loved the idea. In purchasing a print you are not only keeping Geoff's memory alive, you are also supporting North Haven Hospice, who cared so well for him in his last weeks. Thank you. Taddy at Parua Bay
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