Kerry Cline "Seasons"
24 April to 28 May
Kerry has just returned to New Zealand after living in Seward Alaska since 1996 where she opened her Gallery/Studio. She enjoys working in different mediums, Dye on silk, Oil on Canvas, and Acrylics.
Kerry’s work while in Alaska included:
Her commissioned works include: Murals, oil paintings and silks currently on display in New York, Los Angeles, Michigan, Utah, Hong Kong and Alaska more recently Had work in Hospice Show in Matakana.
Kerry will be present painting on site on Thursdays and Saturdays in May between 10.00am to 2.00pm
Ray McTeigue "Bays and Vistas"
G4: Foyer Gallery
3 April to 30 April
Ray grew up in Christchurch and was always drawing, constructing, or deconstructing as a child – once taking the roof off the chook house and converting it into the Alamo while his dad was at work.
Having taken art at high school he joined the NZ Ministry of Works draughting division on leaving. However, hankering for new ideas and desiring more artistic mark-making than drawing technical plans Ray studied sociology at Canterbury University and took an arts prelim part time while draughting. Ray later qualified in landscape architecture and while practicing in this discipline frequently attended various short courses to study design, life drawing and painting to further his art interests.
Hand drawing and rendering – pre CAD days – were essential to convey landscape design concepts and ideas to clients. Ray has focused more on his interest in painting in acrylics and oils since recovering from Lymphoma in 2010.
Subjects have mainly been based on coastal and seascape motifs. Ray has been attracted to fluid sea colours and seemingly immovable coastal landforms that the sea flows and moves against.
Acrylics are preferred for their fast drying, colour qualities and for glazing, though Ray enjoys oils for texture and the way this medium can be modified for longer and for wet-on-wet painting.
Ray admits to experimenting with a range of styles at present often depending on mood and the weather, as many of his paintings are created outside in his studio garden from reference sketches of the coastal and seaside subjects, or from his own original schematic subject drawings.
Hibiscus Matters article on Ray:
Jo Bain "Dedication"
G2: Kowhai Gallery
3 April to 30 April
Paintings created on a mixed media surface of leaves, lace and natural fibres.
“ I am Mixed media Artist working on a surface of leaves, laces and natural fibres. I create paintings in vivid colour of the beauty around us, especially passionate about the trees. I have a unique style and exhibit nationally. My work is held in international collections.”
Jo graduated in 1981 from Training College majoring in Art. She embraced the creativity of being a kindergarten teacher and utilised the annual 12 weeks holidays to paint.
Jo continued to study art through the Auckland Art society. Whitecliffe College as well as graduating from Hungry Creek Art & Craft School majoring in Panting and Ceramics.
Jo has tutored art to both adults and children at Estuary Art Centre, College Community classes, Helensville Art centre and Lakehouse.
Jo has won Art awards from the Pumphouse, the Easter Show, the Goldwater Award, [Waiheke,] and Franklin Art society.
Jo continues to teach part-time and is concentrating on her arts practice.
"I am dedicated to capturing the light in our natural world. Expressing in my art how important the trees are to our spirit and inner tranquillity"
Jo Bain painting 'A little piece of Paradise" in her studio (below)
Image: Tranquility (Above)
Hilary Campbell and Jasper Boer "Coastal Cues"
G1: Main Gallery
04 April to 30 April
Hilary and Jasper are bringing their creativity to the Hibiscus Coast and we are pleased to be displaying their work. The married couple has been combining their skills and talents and often collaborate.
Hilary draws inspiration from Jasper’s photographs for her paintings and the pair also love to photograph weddings and take on design projects together.
Jasper will be exhibiting framed and block-mounted photos of our native birdlife and local landscapes, often captured during sunset or sunrise. His latest seascape series are the result of using a contemporary technique known as Intentional Camera Movement (ICM), where the camera is in motion during the exposure for a creative and artistic effect, resulting in photos that give the impression of abstract paintings.
Hilary will be displaying a collection of oil paintings and illustrations, inspired by local bird life and landscapes which can be seen around the Hibiscus Coast. She uses rich colours and leans towards realism in her style an approach.
Hilary Campbell, born and raised in Orewa, was a very keen artist throughout her childhood and teenage years at Orewa College. Going on to study graphic and digital design, she now runs her own business freehand.co.nz from home. She paints and does illustrations whenever possible and absolutely loves incorporating native New Zealand elements into her work.
Jasper has moved over from Amsterdam, the Netherlands and through his strong passion for photography has successfully founded his business photoadventure.co.nz. After teaching landscape photography and post-processing to assist enthusiastic photographers to advance their skills, he is now sought after for weddings and family lifestyle shoots.