Cynthia McKenzie paints with pastels, inspired by the colours of the New Zealand landscape. She finds the landscape very soft and gentle compared with the harshness of Australia, where she grew up. Her landscape journey travels through many different parts of New Zealand, both the North and South Islands, from beaches through forests to snow-capped mountains.

She loves the luminosity of pastel as a medium ... the way the light catches each particle to give a very special effect.

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