Come to The Little Gallery in Tairua to meet
Dr Carole Shepheard, Professor Emeritus of
Fine Arts at Auckland University and holder
of an ONZM for her contribution to the visual
arts. Carole opened the 2015 Mercury Bay
Art Escape Open Studio Tour as feature
speaker and is returning with her own work
as the Gallery’s ‘artist in residence’.
Artist in Residence
5th & 6th March
Come and meet Carole during the first
weekend in March to discuss her work, and
the process and techniques she uses. Carole’s
work is held in national and international
collections and her insights are not to be
228 Main Road • Tairua • 07 864 7204www.thelittlegalleryoffinearts.co.nz
OPEN 10 TILL 4 DAILY
THE LITTLE GALLERY OF
FINE ARTS PRESENTS
The little GALLERY of fine ARTS
Right, “The Language of Paint” series
Established artists take new directions
Our ‘Road Trip’ artist created paintings of
a specific style – vivid landscapes, historic
buildings and beach tractors – all outlined in
black which we shared in the magazine with
her musings. Months ago, Charlotte completed
this Coromandel series... moving on to paint
large outdoor murals, including the decorative
trimwork under the display windows of Mosaic
Gallery in Whitianga where her art is on display.
Then in ‘publisher mode’, she collected these ‘Road Trip’ and ‘big sky
paintings’, with new ‘art-slanted’ musings, for a book,
(book launch soon at Mosiac Gallery, see ad at right). Her book
will also be available at Bread & Butter Gallery and Beach Habitat.
Charlotte has been evolving her style of landscape and seascape
painting, and has rendered a series of powerful self-portraits entitled
‘Emerging into the Light’. She is honoured to have recently been named
as a finalist in the Adam Portraiture Award at the NZ Portrait Gallery, and
is looking forward to attending the awards ceremony in Wellington.
Charlotte shares the process of her work on FB, including that of
‘Simpsons Beach’ shown above. Next day, she posted a revised painting
and explained, “I painted over the whole sky, added in birds and a plane,
and – voila! – now it’s FUNNY and happy, not just cutesy.”
Visit Charlotte’s Whitianga art studio on the Mercury Bay Art Escape tour in
March. Also view more of her work and a list of galleries exhibiting her work atwww.bouncingpig.co.nz an
d on facebook.
The Little Gallery of Fine Arts, Tairua.
Renown and sought-after Tairua artist,
Paula McNeill has often changed her
painting style, but last month, she sent us
photos of recent paintings...but on urns,
200-400 mm tall in grey and white.
On closer inspection we saw there were
painted figures and asked her about her
leap to 3D. “My urns were ‘conceived’
from the desire to create something
‘amusing’ and slightly ‘animated’...
especially for people to enjoy turning them around... ‘taking part’ in the
many ‘antics’, designs and characters that are part of the work. Not like
a painting which ‘sits’ as it is and usually finds a permanent home...and
this is how it should be. But I feel my urns find that special place where
nothing else will ‘fit’ and can be changed to suit.”
As one of the co-founders of Mercury Bay Art Escape, Paula remains very
active in the Coromandel arts scene. Visit her studio during MBAE or by
appointment at 150 Pumpkin Hill, off Sailors Grave Road north of Tairua,
and see the great variety of Paula’s styles and the beautiful environment
where her amazing work is conceived.
COROMANDEL LIFE 2016 SUMMER/EASTER
CAROLE SHEPHEARD: 5-6 of March
Multi-media artist to be
The Little Gallery of Fine Arts
Dr. Carole Shepheard, Professor Emeritus of Fine
Arts from Auckland University, will be at Tairua’s
Little Gallery of Fine Arts during the Mercury Bay
Art Escape’s first weekend, 5-6 of March.
Dr. Shepheard works in a wide variety of styles –
from prints to paintings, sculpture to exhibition hall installations – and has
taught workshops in numerous media. Visitors can meet her, talk with
her about her life as an artist and also view works shown in the gallery by
other artists with open studios in the Mercury Bay Art Escape tour. Seewww.thelittlegalleryoffinearts.co.nz or
visit them on Facebook.
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