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A Matter of Debate, Beverly Claridge

Oil on Board, warratah, gilding, copper wire,  430 x 1200 mm


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beverlyclaridge
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Female
About Me

I'm Beverly Claridge and I have a real passion for seeing the Great South become the best place possible in which to create and experience visual arts.



In which area of visual arts are you involved?

Co-Founder of Great South Professional Artists Association

In 2011 I opened my studio for art classes.

I am a visionary surrealist working with oil on board for many of my works;  also I create mixed media abstracts from using found objects.


Ben Christensen
Member
Male
42 years old
About Me

From leaving school I ventured into the world of glass design and construction, gaining the qualification of a New Zealand Flat Glass Trade Certificate.

Having an artistic mindset led me to using the product to create an extensive range of designer glass works over the span of fifteen years.

Following the experience in the glass industry I returned to full time study for five years to gain a Diploma in Architectural Design and a Bachelor Degree in Applied Arts.

Academic study has given me a passion for modern technology. Coupling this passion with an understanding of the ancient product of glass, I am investigating the potential of glass in the sculptural field. Areas of focus at present are light reflection, refraction and projection.

I also enjoy drawing, painting, graphic design and photography.

To view a portfolio of my art works visit the following link.

www.flickr.com/photos/ben_Christensen 

You can contact me by email at [email protected] 


In which area of visual arts are you involved?

Sculpture, graphic design, etc....


Kate Morrison
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Female

Tanya Dee
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Female

EvieMcS
Member
Female
35 years old
About Me

I love to paint and sketch. Tamara De Lempicka, an unjustly forgotten artist is my muse.


My favourite things to paint are figures of women wearing dresses. I collect fashion magazines and covet any dress with beautiful folds that create contrasts.


I also like to sketch faces. The best faces to sketch are wrinkled ones - fantastic tones.


In which area of visual arts are you involved?

I love using acrylic paints. My favourite tool to use is my hairdryer. I can't be without it. I also go through tonnes of black, white and skin coloured paint. I love my chalk pencil too. I can't paint without music. Music really helps me concentrate on what I'm doing. The best music to paint to is Coldplay, Roy Orbison, Tori Amos and any musical.


I also paint fast. These days I'm so busy that I don't have time to muck around!


Here is my Facebook page. Feel free to join.

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Art-by-Eve-McSoriley/282765431845?v=photos#!/pages/Art-by-Eve-McSoriley/282765431845?ref=ts


Jill Nicholls
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Female
75 years old
About Me

Since my grandmother taught me to knit before I started school I have always had busy hands and a mind seeking the new and refining the known.

 My large weaving studio ran from 1977 until recently when I set up the Something Special Gallery in Riverton.

 

Undertaking the Diploma in Art/craft  Design at Christchurch Polytechnic from 1988-91 gave me a broad experience of a range of crafts. Followed by a B.Sc in Geology with a Philosophy of Art paper thrown in 1995-8, has given me the the technical background for my passion for clay which I am at last following!

 I believe strongly that real art and craft are vital to the wellbeing of humankind. It seems unfortunate that commercial considerations blur the margins of what is good art and what has been 'sold' as good. Much of what I see today has been made primarily to sell, not for the challenge and the joy of masterful creation.


In which area of visual arts are you involved?

Both as a gallery owner and a potter.


Courtney Gaudion
Member
Female
27 years old
About Me

Courtney currently paints from home in Gore NZ, where she currently lives with her husband John and son Thomas. A love of God, craft, art and her surroundings has led to a developing journey of artwork ranging from the more serious exploration of portraiture, to lighter whimsical and imaginative scenes.

Currently the majority of work is completed in acrylics. While motherhood and domestic goddess life take most of her time, art is snuck in to any free minute as a portfolio and collection are established



Rhonda Hall
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Female
About Me


Caroline Holmes
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Female
66 years old
About Me



In which area of visual arts are you involved?

watercolours and pastel sketching


Catherine
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Female

Kathryn Mitchell
Member
Female
About Me

I am currently resident in Invercargill. I moved here in March 2011 to tutor visual arts at SIT. Previous to this I was the Manager/Curator of the Ashburton Public Art Gallery (for six years). I completed  my BFA and MFA at the Otago School of Art, (Dunedin being my home town), and was involved with Gallery projects - Satellite Gallery and later Introspect Contemporary Art Space. I am really enjoying Invercargill and am happy to be back down South! The highlights of my time at SIT so far have been getting the Transition Gallery in the SIT Arcade back up and running and teaching professional practices to students across all levels - Foundation, Certificate and Degree. The tutors here in our department are also passionate about their work and  we are fortunate to be supported by the wider staff in what we do.

 


In which area of visual arts are you involved?

Everythinger: Visual Arts Tutor, Gallery/Museum, Art Administration, Writer, Painter........ 


Maggie
Member
Female
About Me

A writer, an artist, a frustrated writer, a gardener, living a moment on the planet.


In which area of visual arts are you involved?



Kim Lowe
Member
Female
About Me

Displaced Christchurch printmaker currently staying in Arrowtown.



In which area of visual arts are you involved?

Printmaking, painting and teaching


Claire
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Female

claire
Member
Female
44 years old
About Me

i live in Amberley in an 11 metre housebus with my husband Graham and Leo and Isaak, our sons. My studio is an old shearing shed next to the bus.


In which area of visual arts are you involved?

I enjoy working with mixed media - incorporating acrylic paints, pastel, charcoal, fabric and found treasures, i also dabble in mosaic and sand/cement. I guess you could say im still emerging!


kellie-jean
Member
Female
About Me

I love art, obviously,  and I hope that one day I will have a career in the art industry :)


In which area of visual arts are you involved?

Photography, Painting, Drawing


Gael Ramsay
Member
Female

Chris Mclachlan
Member
Female
About Me

Hi, I am  the mother of three and Grandmother of two.  I live on an acre at Otatara, which houses 2 lambs, a Golden Retriever, 1 Black Cat and or course.. 11 chickens that provide my family plus others beautiful free-range eggs.

 

 


In which area of visual arts are you involved?

I have always been Arty-Crafty and have done many short courses over the years, including.......Pottery, Airbrush painting, Lead-light,  Mosaic, Jewellry crafting.

Now with more time on my hands I have takin up Painting again. Using mainly acrylic as a medium.   


TRISTA
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Female
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