The last two to three years have been spent building (with my own hands in many respects) a new house and studio. Painting has been a memory, a lost love, a craving. But not able to be realised until quite late in the year. So it is a meagre offering. A finally finished tribute to the Derwent River, and some new work from a trip to the Tasman Peninsula whose rocky shores provide such a diverse palette. Now it is 2013 and I hope to capture more of that trip, from the sea looking in.