"Mangopare". I found an old shovel in an antiques store in Reefton, on the West Coast and couldn't resist the purchase. I had had this design in mind for some years after being inspired by something similar. A bit of light relief after my first portrait of Dad in the boat.
"Patricia". My lovely mother in law. She was always up for a party or a joke. She holidayed with us to Australia, twice, and to Golden Bay a few times. She was a big part of my life for 27 years and we miss her very much. RIP. C2009