Spending time as artist-in-residence at Alexandra's Henderson House has been a ''perfect window of opportunity'' for Dick Frizzell of Auckland.
His first reaction when viewing the ''beautiful house'' designed by Austrian architect Ernst Plischke in the 1950s was ''wow''.
There was ''something about the mid-20th century period'' that was very special, and it didn't take long to feel like a local, he said.
''You really are here - you really are living it.''
With an exhibition of Central Otago landscapes at Milford Galleries in Dunedin scheduled for October, the artist's residency was well timed.