Gold lies within you - a small original painting

‘Gold lies within you' is the smaller version of 'Where the gold lies' and was inspired by a beautiful early morning autumn walk where instead of finding joy in the sky and landscape I found it at my feet.

It felt as if the leaves on the path in front of me were golden.
As this painting was in creation the concept of our weaknesses being our strengths and began to be formed. This poem will take you on a journey to understand.

There is strength in your weakness.
Your weaknesses are your strengths.
That's where the gold is.
It's in your failure.
It's in your unravelling.
It's in your anguish.
It's waiting in those places that you really don't want to go.
It's hiding in the darkness.
It's watching you through the process.
It's holding space for you.
The gold lies within you.

It always has.
You just need to open yourself to see it.
You need to feel into the uncomfortableness.
You need to believe.
Let the gold guide you even when you feel like it's not possible.
Let the gold show you the way.
Let the gold rise up and become your strength.
The gold lies within you.


‘Gold lies within you'  is an original watercolour and gold ink fine artwork painted on 300gsm Artistico hot pressed professional paper.

Art size: 20 x 25cm

Framed size (without mat): 23 x 28cm (8 x 10”) 

Framed size (with mat): 28 x 35cm (11 x 14”) 

See images for framing options. 

Available framed in natural timber, white 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 2 - 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.