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Brushed Off - An Exhibition By 3 Local Artists


Sun 2 Dec 2018, 10:00am–2:00pm
Mon 3 Dec 2018, 10:00am–4:00pm
Tue 4 Dec 2018, 10:00am–4:00pm
Wed 5 Dec 2018, 10:00am–4:00pm
Thu 6 Dec 2018, 10:00am–4:00pm

Where: Creative Arts Napier, Community Arts Centre, 16 Byron Street, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Listed by: Christine Heaney

Brushed Off is a collaborative exhibition by three local Hawke's Bay artists. This is their second exhibition at Creative Arts Napier this year.

About the artists.

Karen Panton:
'I have been painting, and selling my paintings for a number of years now. I have featured in the NZ Artist – including being selected for that month’s cover picture. I have also won prizes in several competitions with my art. My twin, Gail, and I have always had very vivid imaginations, thanks largely to our upbringing, where love, laughter and mindfulness were part of the norm.

My paintings are probably classed as real/surreal. Birds and trees are my passion, but I cannot stop tinkering, and often personify my subjects. If I am painting a cold scene my birds will often have boots and a hat. My ideas are mostly from my imagination although I will use reference for the more ‘serious’ parts of my paintings'.

Gail Davidson:
'I have been painting for more than 10 years now and have been very fortunate to have sold many of my paintings throughout NZ and overseas. I mostly use acrylic paints and love the use of bright, bold colours. I consider myself a painter of humour and am as far from being a realistic painter as the sun is from the moon, with my characters finding their shape to suit the story being told. I like my paintings to speak for themselves by tempting the viewer into a discussion, a smile or a chuckle'.

Christine Parnell:
'I have been painting for more than 18 years and work mainly in acrylic and watercolour, with some mixed media as well. I paint a wide range of subjects and enjoy portraying people and local scenes, finding the immediacy of watercolour an ideal medium for this.

I have found that with acrylics my style is becoming more abstract. My artwork can be found throughout NZ and also overseas. I teach watercolour at my home in Greenmeadows, and also open ‘Bent Gum Gallery’ there during the summer months'.

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