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Monday, December 31, 2007

Spring Rain - by Lisa Matthys

This piece is totally stunning a very talented and well known NZ artist - Lisa Matthys who is based in Wairarapa New, Zealand.

Title: Spring Rain
Artist: Lisa Matthys
Medium: Acrylic
Size: 920mm high x 1520mm wide
FOR SALE: $3500
The photo is a little darker than in life.

Lisa Matthys is an artist working in mixed media. Her original works contain many layers of paint, paper, fibre and found items. While her formal training is in fashion and textile design, many of the mark making and drawing techniques aquired attribute to her original, often quirky style.
Collage is a feature in many of Lisa's works and often these materials inspire the direction or theme of her paintings. Symbolism and story telling are areas Lisa is currently exploring with strong ideas about finding a kind of natural rhythm or balance in life.
In May 2006 Lisa and partner, Photographer Salvi Frika, opened HARVEST ART GALLERY in Greytown New Zealand.

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Reflection on this year

Well here I was thinking I had oh so slack with my art promotion this year - due to committments with the NZAG, work, kids etc ..... but when I sat down and thought about it - I was ionvolved with 11 exhibitions - including 3 charity art auctions and one art award.

Feb - Hotel Grand Chancellor - joint exhibition
Feb - Bruce Mason Centre - NZAG member exhibition
Apr - Royal Easter Show Art Awards
Apr - Albany Garden Centre and Restaurant - joint exhibition
May - Rangitoto School Art Exhibition
Jun - Parklane Art Awards - Finalist - Charity Art Auction
Jun - Bruce Mason Centre - Joint Exhibiton with Catherine Outwin
Aug - Art Aid Trust Charity Auction - Exhbitions at the Depot
Aug - Bruce Mason Centre - NZAG Members exhibition
Aug - Original Art Sale
Oct - Windsor Park Art Aid Charity Art Auction
Dec - Snells Beach Summer Art Exhibition and Awards

Not to mention having two new galleries represent me in Christchurch which is great!

Now I just need to start doing some more paitning!

Next year will defintiely be a more quiet art year form me - at this stage I have nothing in the pipeline ... well apart from co-ordinating the NZAG Art Awards and all the other NZAG exhibitons including the dedicated venues in Auckland and the members one in July ....

Anyway - Just wanted to wish you all a very happy and safe Christmas and New Year period!! :-)

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

No New Photos

Recently I completed a few small paintings for a gallery in Christchurch. I went to take photos only to discover my camera is broken - sob sob .....

This time of year is not so good to be making big purchases so unfortunately it will have to wait til after Santas has been .. and the sales are on! :)