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Take the smart approach of choosing pest control for relief!

Unfortunately, pests are now seen everywhere in the home, either on the lookout for new places to nest or new sources of food. Pests like carpenter ants, bed bugs, wasp or bee are more frustrating and destructive creatures for health.  500 more words

Pest Control

Cinque Terre (Manarola)

Practicing pen, ink and charcoal sketches of Italian scenes (see gallery) in readiness for a bit of travelling – with the most complicated image then done in oils 75 x 50cm. 44 more words

Alistair McDonald

Record number of student scholarships awarded

A record number of students were awarded Whitireia Foundation scholarships for study in 2017. For this, we are grateful to our amazing sponsors, a good number who have been supporting Whitireia students for a decade or more. 400 more words


Oriental Bay

On a mission to finish abandoned works this month. I finished the hills and reflections in this late last year, then decided that I liked the sea and sky in white per the canvas instead of turquoise and blue as planned – so it got put aside while I took 6 months or so to agree with myself!!! 39 more words

Alistair McDonald


Either a painted sculpture or a sculptured painting – from 15 or so years ago when I was doing both and (vaguely) interested in where the boundaries might be. 17 more words

Alistair McDonald

Mitre Peak #2

One of New Zealand’s iconic scenes, from Milford Sound, Fiordland. I aimed at keeping this one uncomplicated/stylistic. I’ll cut loose in a 3rd (and final) version sometime later in the year. Oils 1mx1m

Alistair McDonald

Old Boots 1990-2017

I found this sketch in a pile in the garage at Christmas – from my black and white pre-1994 days when I thought I couldn’t do colour. 24 more words

Alistair McDonald