Journey through the painted landscape of New Zealand seen through the eyes of artist Graham Young as he endeavors to capture the character and motifs of the various regions with his colourful paintings coupled with his own thoughts of his travels.
These paintings represent snapshots of the laid back kiwi lifestyle, evoking pleasurable memories of summers gone by, growing up in these exceptional landscapes, highlighted by the ramshackle baches, old vehicles, caravans and once loved and abandoned sheds that are so familiar.
This book covers a large part of the South Island as well as the North Island, particularly his journey through vast high country of Central Otago featuring iconic images of the remaining settlements from the gold mining era and later the rail road, each leaving their indelible marks on the region.
Graham Young was born in England and trained as a photo-lithographer then ran his own design and prepress studio in New Zealand before returning to his first love of Oil painting. Graham's first book with New Holland, Lazy Days, was a huge success. He has exhibited widely in New Zealand, Australia and the UK.