Ken Gray was a famous All Black (NZ Rugby player) of the late 60s, a liberal man ahead of his time, now passed on. His family farm is above the inlet across from my place (per gallery photo), the farm hills particularly are a local landmark, often painted, very visible across the inlet from the south/Mana Bridge.
Perhaps in his day Ken rode out as in The Two Towers (the Helm’s Deep set was 8km from here in the quarry at the other end of Haywards Hill), very probably not, doesn’t matter. Sam Hunt, our unofficial poet laureate, described Ken as “a very very good man, who also knew his dogs”, not a bad epitaph.
Oils 100cm x 100cm (acknowledging Kandinsky)