This marks the introduction to a new series: Solar Signatures These works will be created without a camera or a lens, but are original photographs on paper, straight from the heart of our Mother. I hope you enjoy.


New Body of Work: Solar Signatures

Saltwater Cyanotypes on Watercolor Paper

(Pricing and Invidividually Titled Descriptions available March, 2020, presale requests accepted)


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 Sizes:  A3, A4 and A5

MEDIUM: Original Saltwater Cyanotype on Watercolor Paper or Fine Art Print 

FINE ART LIMITED EDITION PRINT DETAILS: Archival inkjet print (limited to 50 in each size)

INK: Archival Epson UltraChrome K3™ ink

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


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

  • 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 on the back before leaving my studio, please note if you'd prefer front orientation.

  • Shipping cost is added at checkout.  Original art not shipping outside of NZ at this time, please consider a fine art print or stretched canvas print of this piece. 


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 A5" - A0

*See Paper Size Conversion Chart Above

*Stretched Canvas print not available in A5



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: 
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.


CUSTOM SIZING: If you'd like to see any artwork as a custom size, please send me a note and I will create a sample and post it here in my shop for you.


Please see FAQ for the following additional information:
Shipping and Processing: 

Customs and import taxes
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Returns and Exchanges
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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. 


If you have any further questions or comments, send them my way in the chat below right or email me:



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Print Size & Finish
  •  All prints are created with Professional, Archival Photographic paper to last a lifetime. I offer two paper choices:

    ~ Matte Paper with a beautiful, smooth and lusterless surface 

    ~ Metallic Paper with a three-dimensional, high definition quality with a stunning pearlescent finish.


    Fine Art Prints are measured in inches and may not include borders, unless requested, up to size 14x21".  Larger prints will be borderless.


    Please note that all square print sizes will be cropped to suit best composition for each image, as shown in preview. 


    *** Please note, prints larger than 14x21 are printed in a professional lab that I've trusted for years.  Photo transfers larger than 14x21 will also be printed locally, but will be hand transferred by me in my studio with the same process as smaller sizes.  

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