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Tuesday 20th November-Tuesday 11th December 2018
In this solo exhibition 'Light + Wild', Caroline Bellamy captures the essence of New Zealand's landscape; the colours, textures, light and the evident beauty of the land.
Energetic, thick, bold brush marks depict the naturalistic forms. Simplification and exaggeration of the landscape characteristics communicate emotion and give the work a sense of spontaneity. A complex use of colour creates an emotive atmosphere and conveys a strong sense of depth.
Caroline translates the energy of the landscape by becoming physically involved in the process, using her full arm-span and bodily movements in the brush flourishes. The large scale gives the painted landscapes a greater sense of space and scale and places emphasis on the large weighty land masses.
From the valley rivers up to the mountain top alpine tarns, Caroline, a passionate tramper and mountaineer, tramps into these remote areas (often long multi-day trips) directly experiencing the landscape. She then translates these experiences into her paintings.
The exhibition opens on Tuesday 20th November at 5.30pm, with the artist in attendance. All welcome!
Opening Tuesday 20th November, 5.30pm. Then 10-4 Mon-Fri, 10-2 Sat
90 Achilles Avenue, Wakatu Square
Ph. 03 539 4280