Graham Young's painted journey
Images of Central Otago's high country, from remnants of its gold mining era to small settlements nestled into the distinctive landscape, are captured in paintings by Graham Young. The Auckland-based artist has a nostalgic edge to his work. Battered old VW vans, loved but rough cribs, and weather-beaten boatsheds hold as much appeal as our idyllic beaches and bush. Graham's latest book is called New Zealand A Painted Journey, a combination of paintings and written reflections on his travels around the country. Lynn Freeman asked Graham about his first impressions of New Zealand when he arrived here from England: New Zealand A Painted Journey by Graham Young is published by New Holland Publishers.