New Zealand Artist
ABOUT MY ART
Often commissioning an artist to paint a particular scene that may hold special memories is a great way to acquire an artwork that has a great deal of meaning for you or maybe as a gift that you know will last the distance. The couple that ordered one of these works had taken a two week rafting trip down the Grand Canyon ......... they now have a memory on their wall that will last them their lifetimes.
If you are interested in commissioning a work of art please don't hesitate to contact me and if you would prefer to see more of my art on display first, my gallery/studio (Barrier View Gallery) is open on request.
The traditional style of acrylics I paint are either on stretched canvas or on canvas which is then mounted on a 5mm thick mount glued to a traditional canvas. Both methods can then be left as is or framed. Both methods look great on the wall…….it’s up to personal preference.
The traditional style of oils I paint are either on stretched canvas or on canvas which is then mounted on a 5mm thick mount glued to a traditional canvas. Both methods can then be left as is or framed. Both methods look great on the wall…….it’s up to personal preference.
My watercolours are produced using good quality watercolour paper and paint. The finished work is sealed front and back with up to 6 coats of a matt uv protective archival varnish giving it great water resistance and longevity, negating the need for the traditional framing method of setting it behind glass. The painting itself can be dabbed with a damp cloth or tissue to remove fly spots without damaging the underlying painting. The watercolour paper is permanently attached to a 5mm thick mount by the use of adhesive. That mount is glued to either a stretched canvas or an mdf mount. A picture frame can then be added (minus the glass) if desired.
The works under the mixed media title generally are a combination of oil and acrylic paint associated with driftwood, granite, stainless steel and a variety of other materials, organic and inorganic. The canvasses can be hemmed and stretched between combinations of materials.
This direction I’m following is a combination of representational and abstract styles, both of which I’m very passionate about. This style of painting lends itself well to generous sized canvasses to fill in large open wall spaces.