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Watercolour Paintings by Robin Kay and Wendy Masters


Wed 4 Nov 2015, 10:00am–5:00pm
Thu 5 Nov 2015, 10:00am–5:00pm
Fri 6 Nov 2015, 10:00am–5:00pm
Sat 7 Nov 2015, 10:00am–5:00pm
Sun 8 Nov 2015, 10:00am–5:00pm

Where: Alfred Memelink Artspace Gallery, 223 The Esplanade Petone, Lower Hutt, Wellington Region

Restrictions: All Ages

Listed by: rpurnell

Artspace Gallery is delighted to bring to you an exhibition by two of New Zealand’s foremost watercolour artists, Wendy Masters and Robin Kay. The two artist friends will present an exhibition of watercolours which will fill you with the joy of fresh and clean colours.

Robin Kay, now in his 90's and still painting regularly, has had an incredible life in art, enough to write a book. After a young start to watercolour painting, Robin painted an amazing collection of paintings whilst stationed in Egypt during the Second World War. He was appointed assistant archivist with the 2nd New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF) which gave him the opportunity to go sketching in Egypt, Libya, Palestine and Lebanon. Since coming back home, he carried on with his love of watercolours and went on to win many art awards. He has been an artist member of the NZ Academy of Fine Arts since 1938, serving for twenty-one years on the Academy Council, including eleven years as vice-president. His paintings are collected not only in New Zealand but sought after all over the world.They have been purchased by the National Art Gallery, Archives New Zealand, the Turnball Library, former Prime Minister Keith Holyoake, fomer Governor Generals and US President, Lyndon B Johnson.

Wendy Masters is also a master watercolour artist who has painted and exhibited for many years. Also using clean colours and confident brushstrokes, her paintings come to life and freshness. As well as her expressionistic scenes of Wellington and Kapiti coast, Wendy is also a very skilled and admired still life artist. In her artworks she looks for shapes, shadows or lines which echo and reinforce each other. Sometimes she draws with a permanent medium under or over the paint, a combination of mediums that she really enjoys.

Wendy paints that which surprises and delights her, from life, or from her own drawings and photos. Painting and sculpture have been her main work for over 40 years, and she has exhibited and taught both mediums extensively, with artworks in public and private collections. Wendy is a life member of the N.Z.Academy of Fine Arts, Watercolour N.Z, and Kapiti Arts and Crafts Society.