Other Featured Artists & Photographers...
Popular Tairua artist Paula McNeill works in a variety
of mediums, surprising the viewer with her diverse
use of colour and subject matter. There is a familiar
sort of abstraction in colour, line, and form – yet one
discovers detailed works of intrigue and intimacy.
Paula’s compelling rendition of Paku Mountain was chosen as the cover
image for a past issue of our
. This issue, she offers paintings
about our favourite beverage – coffee!
See her work at Tairua’s Little Gallery of Fine Art, and view online at
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...the long way
t the beginning of 2012 my partner Tyrell and
I began a self-propelled, three-month journey
covering the length of the South Island. The calm
water beyond the ferocious waves at Te Waewae
Bay was the start of our journey by paddle, pedal
and foot leading to Cape Farewell, the most
northerly point of the South Island.
...The series of paintings that I have created from
reminiscing about our journey share the significant
moments of ‘...the long way’. They are designed
from memory and constructed using details from
photos taken on the journey.
When I gaze at these paintings ...I feel the sea
spray in my face, the cold alpine air, taste the fresh
seafood dinner, and hear the cascading rivers.
“...the long way”
photos and paintings. Tyrell Browne
took most of the photographs. (Aries
Publishing, $49.95). The couple, above,
shown during thelr self-propelled
journey up the South Island coast.
, also a practicing psychotherapist, trained as a painter in London
and Melbourne. These two interests lead her to seek meaning behind
the surface – partially abstracted, spontaneous and
intense. She has exhibited regularly in New Zealand for
the last 10 years.
We were jazzed that coffee was an ongoing theme for
Susan and decided to share several of her works in our
She notes that her work recently has been influenced, colour-wise, by a
trip to France, where she took in a Matisse exhibit.
You can see Susan’s paintings at Tairua’s Little Gallery of Fine Arts, online
at her studio.
surfboard won People’s
Choice Award – Mercury
Bay Art Escape 2014
cover artist of the last
captured the perfect still mood of the wharf in McGregor
Bay with his painting, ‘Tied-Up’, as seen on the centre
pages of Road Trip section.
Now retired, Ian enjoys devoting his time to days at the
bach in Whangapoura, golfing and ‘plein aire’ painting.
His landscapes can be seen at Mosaic Gallery in Whitianga,
Little Gallery in Tairua, Castle Rock Cafe in Te Rerenga, Weta
Gallery in Coromandel Town, and online atwww.iangiven.com.