Milly’s on Main
236 Main Road in Tairua
522 Pollen Street in Thameswww.millysonmainstreet.co.nz
These ten cover artists are
among over 75 who will open
their art studios during two
self-directed art tours.
Tour studios at the Mercury
Bay Art Escape, March 7-8 &
14-15, and visit those on the
April 11-12 & 18-19.
To learn more about both tours
and other happenings in the
‘art scene’ see pages 42-49.
It’s open art season
on the Coromandel...
Celebrating the people and places of the Coromandel Peninsula
COROMANDEL ARTSTOUR ARTISTS
4 CAITLIN MOLONEY
Photographer Ollie Dale has produced an
award-winning short film which will take your
breath away, featuring this popular ceramicist at
work in her studio in Coromandel Town. Caitlin’s
varied other passions are print-making, painting
and she has recently been exploring fabric
design. Tiles, cups, vases, pots, and bowls
are fired in her kiln in the studio, all inspired by
nature and delicately hand painted.
8 JAN PANTHER
Jan’s home and studio look over the Coromandel
harbour and ranges, inspiring many paintings of
the sea and landscapes. Self-taught, she uses
oils to give vibrancy to her subjects in a ‘Modern
realism’ style. Jan moved to Coromandel three
years ago and her camera goes with her always,
capturing the changing moods and differing
lights of scenes that influence her works.
9 JEANNE-MARIE CANTEREAU
French born, Jeanne-Marie lives in Thames,
and says her favourite medium is watercolour,
“a challenge to master, requiring practice,
patience, perseverance, risk and sometimes a
little luck...”. Her subjects include landscapes,
flowers and still life and describes her style as
“loose representational” and offers workshops
in her area. Jeanne-Marie has herself published
a book titled
French Cooking in New Zealand.
10 PATRICK GREENE (1934 - 2014)
We remember and pay tribute to this long-time
Coromandel resident, potter and watercolour
artist. Patrick painted the landscapes, townships,
boats, and buildings of the Coromandel area
for over forty years. Painter Barbara von Seida
says through his art he has left a comprehensive
pictorial and historical record of scenes from NZ
and overseas, in his skillful and sometime quirky
signature style. She is managing his vast body of work and a selection of Patrick’s
paintings will be available at her open studio during the tour (see page 44).