Morning Haze Over Lupins $4,950 Status: Available - upcoming exhibition
We are pleased to invite you and your guests to the opening of Rachael Errington’s new exhibition.
Date: Thursday 28th September
Venue: Exhibitions Gallery, 20A Brandon Street, Wellington
Phone: (04) 499 6356
“I grew up living in the middle of an English wood, where my brother and I spent most of our time making dens and treehouses. Undoubtedly, this experience created my fascination with painting trees. I would stand for ages with both hands on a tree, trying to see if there really are tree spirits. I believe there are.
I studied fine art, textiles and then a BA hons in Illustration in the UK; all of which directed me into the way I paint now. After years of travelling, I moved to New Zealand and got lost in the diversity of the landscapes that I was surrounded by.
From doodling intricate ballpoint pen drawings to loose wash watercolours; I’ve always been trying to capture the images that I see. As time has progressed, the tree paintings that I create have taken on life of their own; I try to push new boundaries of perception and dimension to the eye. I recreate the texture of bark with modelling paste and other ‘secret’ mediums that are tactile and 3-dimensional, giving the paintings a sense of realism that draws the viewer in further.
The colours that strike me the most are the depth and warmth of autumn, and the fresh lime green tones of spring. I am endlessly fascinated with using different techniques to recreate the colours.
Painting and art is my passion; it is all I ever want to do. The trees paintings are an extension of that passion.”
The exhibition runs until October 21st.