Where the gold lies - a large original painting unframed

‘Where the gold lies' 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.


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

Art size: 50 x 70cm

Framed size: 75 x 95cm

Available framed ($575) in natural timber, white, charcoal, gold or black. Please request framing in the comments at check out or email me and an invoice will be sent separately.


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.