This Solar Signature created on New Year's Eve day 2020, at the enchating Anaura Bay in Gisborne, New Zealand.  Images above display this artwork and the beach, just moments before the sun and sea created this beautiful saltwater cyanotype.


Solar Signatures are works created without a camera or a lens, but are original photographs on paper, straight from the heart of our Mother. I hope you enjoy.


Title: Anaura Bay

Body of Work: Solar Signatures

Saltwater Cyanotypes on Watercolor Paper

" Original Art":  Price includes Framing and Matting as shown in photographs. 

(Additional Solar Signatures to be added weekly, presale requests accepted)

Artist signature at bottom right of original.  


Solar Signatures:  Artist Statement: 

The day brought us rain and a southerly wind. Just enough sun filtered through the clouds to provide me the ability to experience the glimmers, shadows and reflections that grace us. The sun paints this planet, brings us rainbows and all life joyfully receives a moment to dazzle. My gratefulness for the light and warmth of the sun and the healing and humbleness brought to me by this force of the sea has me diving deeper into my work, striving to encapsulate this emotion.


I would like to surrender to the mystery and sacredness of our planet by allowing the elements of nature become center stage. I will arrive unencumbered and join in the symphony of my surroundings.


I returned from the beach today with this camera-less impression on paper, impossible without the light of our sun and the movement of the sea, an original Wainui Beach signature.


Original Cyanotype size: A3, 297x420mm

Frame dimensions: Total size 55cm × 42cm, 20mm deep.

MEDIUM: Original Saltwater Cyanotype on Watercolor Paper, Framed (shown in 2nd photograph)


For more information about my cyanotype and mixed media process, please see "About",  "Process".  and this overview. 

  • Original cyanotype on acid-free watercolor paper - Sold unframed- please inquire for framing and  choose your frame style here.

  • The original cyanotype will be signed before leaving my studio.  Location and date details written on back of work. 

  • Shipping cost is added at checkout.

  • Framed Original not shipping outside of New Zealand. Framed prints and canvas available to ship internationally. 


Please note that while I do my best to represent the true colours of the cyanotypes, they will still differ from screen to screen and depend on the lighting of your place and time of the day.



Original Cyanotpye on Watercolor Paper, Fine Art Print or Stretched Canvas Print: Sizes A3" - A1

*See Paper Size Conversion Chart Above




Limited edition: 50 in each size.

Archival inkjet print 

INK: Archival Epson UltraChrome K3™ ink

PAPER 100% cotton, museum quality, 308gsm, matte finish

All prints created with white border to allow for matting

Fine Art Giclée Prints are made to order in New Zealand and in California.  All paper prints are exclusively created with Hahnemühle Photorag 308gsm*, smooth, lightly textured matte fine art paper.   Fine Art Prints look almost identical to the original painting.  

*Depending on the size, the print cropping may vary slightly from the listing photo.


*gsm= grams per square inch = paper weight.  Standard printer paper is rougly 80gsm.

Stretched Canvas Print Details: 
Limited edition: 50 in each size.

Printed directly onto museum-quality 350gsm matte canvas using professional archival inks. UV Lustre Laminate is applied to each piece to protect the surface.  Images are mirror-wrapped around the edges so none of the original artwork is lost to wrapping on the sides. Edges can be left white, include this request at checkout "add a note".
Stretched canvas is ready to hang on the wall right out of the box, and can also be displayed propped on a mantle or bookshelf.

*Depending on the size, the print cropping may vary slightly from the listing photo.

*Float framing of your stretched canvas is available, please inquire. 


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Framing, Matting and Signatures:  If you prefer your artwork arrive to you framed and matted, I am very happy to provide this for you.  Please specify when adding to your cart, custom frame pricing will be arranged within 24-48 hours of your art order. Please read FAQ for more information. 


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