Waterline series by Clyde Scott. Seen at the Suter Gallery in Nelson, comprising of images about the Cook Straight. Clyde Scott trained at Ilam Art school in the 50's . The current work he is doing is inspired by the timber found in a boat shed and manifested on long thin strips of Kauri called strakes. He has rendered these wonderful long thin coastal drawings, inspired by Herman Sporing's drawings ( aboard the Endeavour) .This began the Waterline series: In the wake of Captain Cook.
Beautifully painted in acrylic and pencil. I kept coming back to look at this piece because it stirred such emotion in me. To me, such a successful use of material, imagery, story, history and landscape.
A work by a favourite artist of mine , Euan Macleod and Greg O Brien.
The Suter Gallery in Nelson had this exhibited last month. Title: Water Testing stations of the cross country river systems, 2017. I really enjoy the format and composition of this work and how you can follow the flow and destination of the water in a very recognisable New Zealand land mass. The tall composition is satisfying to portray a high local landscape .
Do I need to say anything about how this object just engages you as a thing of loveliness. I saw it at the Suter Gallery in Nelson, New Zealand.
It is created by Mandy Gargiulo .
I appreciate the detail, design, delicacy and how she has manifested this into something delightful that reminds me of the sea. Its title is: The Mighty Quinn.
'Study for an Apricot tree' by Martin Poppelwell, a NZ artist based in the Hawkes Bay.
Oil on canvas.
This image immediately evokes a reaction of lighthearted emotion before I even notice that it is a tree. I enjoy that it is abstracted into squares of all sorts of greens and the wonderful red ladder allows you to make up your own story of its subject.
It is a definite favourite because of the intensity of colour and directness of image.
An installation art work by NZ artist Anna Stichbury, called Gilded Butterflies.
This work caught my eye in the window of Ora Gallery in Wellington.
The work attracted my attention firstly because of the circle shape it is presented in and secondly the wonderful shades of gold it is painted in.
I like it as an image because of the repeated pattern , rhythm and colour it offers.
I love that it is about butterflies and that each butterfly is a different design. It reminds me of nature and prompts me to think about New Zealand conservation.
I feel it is a very satisfying piece of work manifested in 200 pieces that are hand painted on 650 gsm cotton card.
I still enjoy this image that I was commissioned to create. Showing the loveliness of the Tasman and Marlborough area of New Zealand.
It is a collage and painting set within the interesting map shape of the top of the South Island.
There is alot of detail to keep your eye interested , hopefully it encourages the viewer to reflect on the elements that the Tasman and Marlborough district means to us , how much variety and real well being can be gained from our whenua. Maybe this image allows one to feel something and smile as well as enjoying the colours and patterns of the composition. That to me ,would define a successful image.
I just love this little boat made from tin that sits on my wall. It reminds the way a container ship sits on the sea horizon before coming into port. The design is expressed in such a simple and naive way , a bit tipped up so you can see the deck, the funnels are different shapes as a child might draw. It never fails to make me smile. I think it succeeds because of the original and delightful way it is presented. I have a few of Barry's ships sitting beside each other on the wall. A little bit of the ocean in my living room.
Barry was born in Surrey England and has lived in New Zealand since 1992, he had a career in the British merchant navy developing a love of shipping and the sea. His ships are all different shapes and colours portraying real ships that he has worked on and /or loves.
RED art gallery in Nelson stocks his work.
There are objects and pieces of art that can be so beautiful to live with each day.
This is a piece of New Zealand cast glass, I purchased from Nelson years ago and it sits in its own spot to catch the light and sun.
In this blog I will share my thoughts and observations on how an art object or image has a certain POP and 'must have' quality.
I love the repeated circle pattern in this cast glass that are in the design rather than the colour, all the circles and bubbles catch the light in a different way. Very cute and loved every day.