This stunning large painting by Amy Hoedemakers perfectly captures the dreamy, dramatic and mystical quality, that is the New Zealand landscape. The water appears translucent as though we can see through it to what lies beneath and what’s there is left to our imagination. We are compelled to look into the deep dark pools of her paintings and are drawn in towards luminous colour. We can see where she has scraped back the paint and applied more, creating exquisite, transparent layers. She allows the paint to run and yet there is no doubt that the runs are part of the landscape. Her paintings draw us in, inviting us to linger, leaving behind our busy lives for a moment. Amy’s painting's give us a glimpse into another world, a sanctuary, a place to rest.