Taranaki, North Island, New Zealand
Pastel 50 x 82 cm
WOMAD — World Of Music, Arts & Dance — is an annual celebration of New Zealand and international performing and other arts that Lethea and I have now attended for several years. Held in mid-March, in New Plymouth’s beautiful Brooklands Park, the site is ideal, and more often than not, the weather is, too. This painting, the first of my WOMADness series, was inspired by a dynamic performance of the band Afro-Celt Sound System at WOMAD 2011, which perfectly expressed the colourful, vibrant essence of the WOMAD experience.