Deep in awareness - an extra large original painting

If you've visited Milford Sound in Fiordland you'll understand the profound sense of wonder that is experienced there. If you haven't then maybe the allure of this collection will have you intrigued to travel there one day.

My family and I visited Milford Sound earlier in the year for a long weekend and took a boat trip out on the water through the sound. 

I was mesmerised.

I stood on deck and soaked it all in.

I felt the vastness of the huge hillsides cascading down to the sea touch the inner most part of me.

I instantly knew I would have to create large paintings to capture the the deep sense of wonder I felt.

This new collection of Milford Sound paintings reflects the intensity of awe that is felt beneath such a strong and imposing landscape. I instinctively knew that I could only use dark blues, greys and blacks to represent a visual interpretation of the emotion felt while visiting this special place.

Milford Sound is indeed a spectacularly beautiful place but it can also offer an internal shift and leave you with a deep and profound sense of awareness of your inner world if you allow. Through the darkness of overwhelm and fear that can be sensed in the hillsides comes a release in the clouds inviting an awakening to a sense of peace within. The clouds reflect joy and light in contrast to the unknown feeling of depth in the water below. Then a deep knowing settles in that feels like everything always has been and always will be ok in the end.

After the initial feelings of awe and wonder have passed you are left with a better understanding of the connection to your authentic self.  The inner shadow work is always there to be done, you just have to be open to seeing the opportunities to grow from it. It is my intention with these paintings that are a return to my previous black and white signature style that you join me in furthering your own inner development.


‘Deep in awareness'  is an original watercolour fine artwork painted on 300gsm Fabriano Artistico professional paper

Art size: 100 x 80cm

Framed size: 130 x 115cm

Available framed in natural timber, off-white, charcoal or black. Please add your frame choice into the comments at check out or email me to discuss your preferences. I'm only too happy to recommend framing options to suit your artwork and interior style.



Allow 2 - 4 days for your unframed artwork to be packaged with the utmost of care and to ship.

Framed artwork can take 3 - 4 weeks to ship depending on my framer. Framed paintings are only available to be shipped within New Zealand due to the fragility of glass.

Original artwork may be collected from my home studio in Wanaka, New Zealand. Enter the code COLLECT at checkout to receive free shipping to pick up your artwork in person.



Payment plans are available on larger works such as this one, please contact me to discuss how you can secure this artwork now.

Artist studio photo by Leigh Jeffrey