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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
Member
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....


Tanya Dee
Member
Female

angela burns
Member
Female
59 years old
About Me

DipFA BA art history dip tchg

currently continuing painting practice while combining full time work in a family business and occaisonal relief teaching  currently exhibiting at the MORAY GALLERY princes street Dunedin


In which area of visual arts are you involved?

painting


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
Member
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.


Ash
Member
Male
59 years old
About Me

I have been into art since I was a kid. I have been to Art Schooland having a Dip of Craft Design from Christchurch Polytech. I currently work at Anderson Park Art Gallery which is great, working amongst an Art collection of National significance. Originally trained as a photographer in the New Zealand Airforce. I have moved back to Invercargill after a thirty year absence.


In which area of visual arts are you involved?

I work in acrylic paint and waterbased printing ink. Having picked up a cheap commercial pastry press from Todds Auctrion house I have converted it into a reasonable printing press . I am making collagraph prints at the moment and having alot of fun


Fay Mitchell
Member
Female
63 years old
About Me

I'm a lover of art since school days,have taken it up again after living on the west Coast. We also farmed at Mona Bush Southland Dairy Farming .I have enjoyed Some lessons with Brent Trolle,Richard Robinson,Ron Espin,Ben Ho and in July 12012 Wayne Egdington Which was alot of Fun and learnt as well !! Keen to hear of any great teachers who give lessons as we are always learning

I Have a 1976 Seddon which I coverted to a home in 2005, I still have my bus but now I work full time for Southern District Health as a Driver and live in a home in Mosgiel with my husband of 40 years.

I like a fast loose style of painting and paint in Oils and water colour.



Lynley Brownridge
Member
About Me

 

 I work in a wide range of  media.


In which area of visual arts are you involved?

Photography, painting and sculpture.  


Nicole.
Member
Female
29 years old
About Me


Marion Metz
Member
Female
About Me

Marion creates different kinds of artwork, with jewellery and photography being her main focus.

She also creates mosaics with a variety of materials.

In 2007 her gift cards were sold at the Kapa Design Gallery in Queenstown.

From 2008 until 2010 Marion's necklaces and mosaics were sold exclusively at the Something Special Gallery and Gift Shop in Riverton.

Now Marion's work can be found in various Galleries and Exhibitions, and on her website www.marionnz.co.nz


In which area of visual arts are you involved?

Wire work, Photography, Mosaics


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



Maree Beker
Member
Female
About Me

I LOVE to paint & create, 

I LIVE to paint & create,:)

I've studied, I've practiced, I've worked hard,

I BELIEVE  I can do most anything I set my mind to do

and if I don't know how to do...

 then I will try to learn to do.

THEN THERE ARE TIMES I JUST LEAVE

THE DOING TO THE EXPERTS!!

http/www.facebook.com/?sk=app_2309869772#!/Maree.Beker

you can find me at  MY STUDIO / GALLERY

'PUKEKO ALLEY  in FORTROSE

South Catlins just look for the

giant PUKEKO in the driveway.


In which area of visual arts are you involved?
 I PAINT...mostly... but have many different skills. 
 if someone asks me to make something, my mind 
races with ideas and solutions to design limitations
 and requirements.  cabbage trees  and vistas
 from around  South Catlins... my home..
 

Kathryn Taiaroa
Member
Female
52 years old
About Me

http://katandadls.blogspot.com/2010/05/blog-post.html



If I was a painting..it would be one of myself in absence.There would be three beautiful children, a lovely man called gary who I am married to. A small dog named Mango, who is a Cairn Terrier, some chickens, cats and two pet rats. My day is primarily taken up with the care of these. There would be some paintbrushes, a computer, a Bible and a very large oven looming somewhere, as I do a lot of cooking. The painting would have alot of tropical plants and bright flowers. Plants with big leaves that capture rain.It would have some hearts and cowboy boots.


 



In which area of visual arts are you involved?

Painting 

Textiles

Writing


Rhonda Hall
Member
Female
About Me


Kathryn Bennie
Member
Female
About Me

Landscapes, wild New Zealand coastal scenes, native bush, high country tussock, stockmen, horses, mountains ... if it's remote & rural I love it. Only now, after many years & a 'herd of kids' have I decided to pick up a paint brush. What more can I say than I love it, I am getting great enjoyment & pleasure from painting. I am learning heaps & painting a great variety of subjects. 

I regularly attend the Wayne Edgerton Borland Lodge art weekends & find these very rewarding. Not only do I gain valuable tuition from a very talented artist but I very much enjoy chatting &  mixing with like minded people. Next one is mid July.

I am currently preparing for my next exhibition where I team up with fellow artist Helen Scott for "Off The Brush". This will be at the City Gallery in Invercargill from the 31 Ausust to the 21st September.

If you are in Bluff, pop into The Lighthouse Gallery & check out some of my works. 




In which area of visual arts are you involved?

Oils is my medium of choice just now although I am keen to explore water colour & pastels in the future. 


Katy Buess
Member
Female
About Me

Info on: www.swisters.com


In which area of visual arts are you involved?

Predominantly printmaking and also paper sculpture/mixed media


Lynn Taylor
Member
Female
About Me

I am hoping I can squeeze into being a member - despite being on the rim of the membership area - I live just out of Dunedin at Portobello. (But did my time teaching in Winton and teaching art at Longford Intermediate, Gore, many years ago so Southland always feel close to heart!)


In which area of visual arts are you involved?

I am primarily a printmaker and am attracted to working with processes that utilise light in the processing - photopolymer plate, cyanotypes, laser cutting and photostencil screenprinting. My art work is research based - usually with historical and nautical flavours. I teach alongside my making and some of my updates can be seen on my blog http://lynn-taylor.blogspot.com/  or facebook page http://www.facebook.com/lynntaylorartist


Dawn Glynn
Member
Female
About Me

My work is about a show of warmth and understanding. 

A sensitive genuine engagement with the subject.

Each drawing and painting shows what I admire and love to share.

They reveal and confirm my experiences.

Show my discoveries and reflection.

My hope is that they engage the viewer.

Translating my thoughts and visions into paint is a most personal revelation

and always a challenge.




Lynley
Member
Female
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