Simon Williams
Reflections, Matapouri Bay
Oil on canvas
107 x 183 cm
Relative Size: Reflections, Matapouri Bay
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Tranquil Matapouri Bay is one of the most pristine beaches along Northland's Tutukaka Coast. It is consistently ranked amongst New Zealand's most beautiful bays with a scenic walkway along the region's magnificent coastline.

Simon Williams paints this very special slice of heaven on a hot summer's day. The horseshoe bay with its ribbon of white sand and softly lapping waves is rendered to perfection. The sandspit is home to several traditional Kiwi baches nestled amongst Pohutakawa and native bush. For many, these well-cared for buildings engender a fond sense of deja vue and nostalgia. In this painting they remain forever present - immortalised by one of New Zealand's leading artists.