It's been an eventful couple of months!
I did a great day trip delivering paintings to Art +
Enterprise Gallery in Napier. An amazing drive through the ranges
into Hawkes Bay. Such a breath taking part of the country!
On the way I discovered Lava Glass on the north side of Taupo. Great
coffee, food, glass art and paintings on rotation from Ferner
Galleries. Worth a look if you're passing...
I've been painting like a maniac, with two new works (below). These are
painstaking pieces to create, demanding in that they're painted more
like watercolours, light to dark. The semi-transparent paint is added
in layers to create light and depth. Every brush stroke can be
seen. Not photorealistic though. This isn't something I want
in my work. I need them to be seen as paintings, slightly imperfect
where you can see the hand of the artist.
+ Enterprise Gallery, Napier.
of my works are currently being
shown at A + E Gallery until around the end of August. So if
you're in that part of NZ during this time, pop in for a look.
Read below from the website...
Gallery, is owned and managed by Annika Bennett, who has returned to
Hawke's Bay after 23 years of working overseas. Annika has managed
artists, photographers and designers for two decades. She founded
Auckland's Original Art Sale in 2005 and has more recently managed Boh
Runga's design business and is the current Chair of the Auckland
Festival of Photography Trust.
+ Enterprise looks forward to promoting the gallery and it's associated
artists to buyers and collectors both nationally and internationally -
please see the Exhibitions page for details of coming shows.
Visit the A
+ E Gallery website for more.