Every weekend and holiday thousands of New Zealanders "take off" from their homes and workplaces into the great outdoors. We are lucky: some of the world's great countryside is only a short distance even from the centres of our largest cities.
We have a country of abundant variety, and an abundance of ways to enjoy it. The paintings on this page are a tribute to the diversity of New Zealand. They are an expression of the wonder of the earth's wild places, and the 'presence' that can be felt most strongly - out there.