Dad in Port Chalmers

My dad Arie was just 20 years old, when he first arrived in NZ, from Holland.   The year was 1953 – note wide collar on shirt- the fashion in those days.  And that’s Port Chalmers. Dunedin in the background (sort of) based on a very old postcard I found.  This painting was quite a challenge, seeing as the only photos I have of my parents from this period, are tiny black and white ones, not much bigger than the old Beehive matchbox.  I like to think that Dad would’ve been pleased with the end result.  I still miss him.  xxx

SizeWidth51 cm  x  Height61 cm