John is generally all about New Zealand's native birds.  However, once every now and then he enjoys doing something a bit different. The story behind this piece is as follows...

John's good friend had been out hunting and hadn't come across any sign of anything all day long.  It was beginning to rain and the light was beginning to fade so he decided to call it quits.  He crouched down next to a large flax bush to sort out his pack and rifle before the long walk out, but as he stood up to leave he stepped directly in to the gaze of a large stag.  It was roughly four metres away on the other side of the flax.  They both locked eyes for what felt like minutes before they finally headed in their own separate directions.  John's friend had never experienced a connection with nature quite like this before, and when  John heard the tale he knew he had to capture the soft gaze of the stag as it had been described to him.

This piece has been hand drawn by John with coloured pencils upon an imperfect piece of old ply wall panelling.  The grain of the wood works beautifully with the artwork.

The finished artwork has been sealed with a matt varnish and comes ready to hang.

Please note this artwork is not intended for outdoor display.

The artwork measures 65cm tall by 52cm wide.