Laurence Aberhart

Towards the end of last year
Laurence Aberhart
visited Taranaki
and I had the pleasure
of introducing him
to some of my favourite places.
It was a pleasure,
not just because Laurence is a colleague
but also because he is a friend.
Both of us took photographs
and this one
of mine has now found its way on to the
cover of Art NZ. I’m glad because
for some reason it makes me want to smile.
The river is the Waitara
about 20 minutes drive north of New Plymouth.
Famous New Zealand
art dealer Peter McLeavey
went to school in Waitara.