Dimensions:60cm wide 50cm high
Four years ago I started painting small seascapes, as my confidence grew so did the size of my canvases, progressing now to include New Zealand birds. I use acrylic paint for its fast drying and easy blending abilities. as a member of Hokitika Art Group my artwork has been displayed in the Hokitika ASB window and at the Left Bank Gallery, Greymouth with other artists. Joining with other local artists willing to share their knowledge is helping my artistic journey flow from strength to strength. Painting is a way to relax for me, it has become a talent I enjoy in my own time at a leisurely pace in an enviroment that must be painted.
Living on the rugged West Coast I am inspired by the natural environment and wildlife around me. The Tasman Sea is on my doorstep and I paint what is around me. The ocean has much to offer as a subject, defined by the uncertain weather and we are often entertained by four seasons in one day. The wave I chose to paint is vibrant and full of energy. I experienced this energy in every brushstroke blending and layering the acrylic to mimic the flowing structure of the wave thus enhancing its powerful realism.
During the COVID 19 lockdown, I had 4 young children at home. We spent a lot of time mixing the primary colours and making lots of lovely artworks. I personally had no time to pursue my own artistic interests. It was great to share my skills with my grandchildren.