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THE NEW TUSCANY 2 – Where dreams are made for a season

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THE NEW TUSCANY 2 – Matakana Coast, New Zealand. New Zealand Matakana Tuscany
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The new Tuscany New Zealand Matakana Tuscany
Action a vision
And history is made

THE STORY

From the same image as “Tuscany 1”, this sight greeted me driving to Omaha beach for an early morning SUP (Stand Up and Paddleboard) with a friend. They had been running late which afforded me some time to cruise. Driving along Sharps Road, Matakana this scene popped over the hill and this photographer/artist could not let this go by. I had to stop and capture. I remembered the Tuscany I have seen in other images and heard about from friends. WOW, Tuscany is in New Zealand as well.

The Comparison

With the image of Tuscany running through my mind, I decided to research its history in central Italy. The Renaissance (Rinascimento in Italian means “rebirth”, dating back to the 14th century and my envision is a similar development happening in this North Auckland District in New Zealand.  Although Warkworth/Matakana is on a smaller scale, I watch the development of men’s dreams take shape, to create a unique town and district but without the wars and prehistory that the Tuscan’s had endured.

The region has a relief dominated by hill country. Comfortably embedded with beautiful ocean bays, islands to the East, the fortress ranges of Tamahunga to the North, fertile plains river and streams, Matakana is a jewel in the making.

The first settlers in this district came to log native timbers, the next generation established farms, market gardens, and service industries fuelled the growth of communities around the churches, sports clubs, and pubs. Most of the labor today is farming with a changing emphasis to vineyards, olive groves, lifestyle blocks, tourism, and the arts. With its summer harvesting, olive groves, wineries, art galleries, restaurants, and cafes spread throughout the district Matakana is the New Zealand Tuscany.

Tuscany 2 colors are desaturated to portray moody scenery. These colors are fashionable in Australian and New Zealand scenic photography.

Could Warkworth, could Matakana and the embedded towns become to New Zealand what Tuscany has to Italy? Let our children tell the story in 100 years’ time.

 


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REPRODUCTIONS FOR SALE *
Printed on long-life archival canvas and fine art papers.
* Limited Edition reproductions are supplied with Provenance, coded Authentication of Sale Certificate and maintenance/care information.

20 LIMITED EDITIONS “ACRYLIC ENHANCED” CANVAS REPRODUCTIONS
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45 LIMITED EDITIONS CANVAS REPRODUCTIONS * 
Unframed sizes | 1500 x short side – $975  |  1000 x short side – $725
Stretch mounted | 1500 x short side – $1500 | 1000 x short side – $1200
Printed on long-life archival canvas and protected with two coats of UV archival protection spray.
* Stretch mounted reproductions will incur added charges for freight.

OPEN EDITION POSTER ART PRINTS * 
Unframed sizes | 594 x short side – $145  |  420 x short side – $95
* Posters printed on fine art or photographic papers.


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  • Includes insurance and package/handling fees.
  • The Original and Limited Edition reproductions ship with the Provenance coded Authentication of Sale Certificate and maintenance information.
  • Poster art prints ship in insured tubes.

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