Routeburn and Caples Track

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I had a great time doing the Routeburn and Caples , a 5 day treck in the South Island these holidays with my family. The scenery is so amazing  and  I managed to get loads of good sketches and photos for future paintings. I definitely recommend the walk to anybody. You have to go well […]

Ruapehu Art Treck

Mt Ruapaehu, helenblairsart

Had a great treck up the Waihohonu Track at the base of Mt Ruapehu. Took my easel and paints with me and managed to get a quick painting done. The light was changing very quickly and the mountain clouds cleared for a short time enough for me to get it down. I ended up finishing […]

Call of the wild

helenblairsrart - Bush Treck - mini

2/9/11 Now with spring here I really feel like getting out into the wilderness again. As an artist I need to get out doors and experience nature . I feel that drawing directly from nature has a good influence on drawings and can put more life into paintings as well. Im gathering up some extra […]

Pauanui Beach

Pauanui Beach, helenblairsart

    I love going to Pauanui Beach, located on the east coast of the Corromandal NZ, I used to go there alot when visiting my sister who lives very close ,  but havent managed to get there for a while.  If you can get to Pauanui beach in the early morning light just as […]

Tongariro National Park Treck

Mountain Blizzard, helenblairsart

The Blizzard.   This Easter weekend my family and myself went on a 3 day treck around Mt Ngaurahoe . There were 9 of us altogether. It took a bit to organise  all the gear but was worth the effort. We decided because of the bad weather predicted  4 of us would take a shorter […]

MT COOK

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Lake Tekapo   9/3/11 . Well , just got back from a tour around the MT Cook range and Mckenzie country ,had a wedding to go to and I have totally fallen in love with this area.I think I will be coming back here for sure. The day at Mt Cook was clear and cool, […]

BOG INN

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21/2/11 Had a lovely walk up to Bog Inn. Its a Hut built in the 1960’s  in the Ruapaehu District. It was meant to be a short drive and walk, but as we soon discovered it took us about 4 hours there and back, by the time we drove in and walked up to it […]

On Top of the World

helenblairsart - Mountain Valley, Original Oil for sale

I have just come back from the South Island, it is so so beautiful down there. I was traveling back from Geraldine with my husband and 4 children when he decided he wanted to drive to the top of Mt Hutt. It was a bit hairy raising to say the least, we travelled through thick […]