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Painting #11: Mataura River Winter

Artist for A Pristine PlanetMataura River Winter. This is the view of the Mataura River from about a block away from the old church in in Gore, New Zealand, where I spent a year and a half as Artist in Residence.

This river is purported to have the best fly-fishing in the world, especially upon the hatching of the May Fly – people come from all over the world for this brief (3 or 4-day) event!

The clouds and the water in this painting were a bear – they look so simple, don’t they? But nooo – it took way longer than I thought it would to really catch the right color and movement!

To get this original painting for a mere hundred bucks, I invite you to send me an email at Lyon at with APP Mataura in the subject line.

Remember, my paintings usually sell for way more than this – I’m raising money to help organizations clean up our water bottle mess, that’s why the paintings are so inexpensive. This is a way for you to support a great endeavor and get some great art for your home or office in the bargain!

Get a mousey-pad of Mataura River Winter here:, or a quality print on paper or canvas (starting at about $102) here:


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