new work at the nkb Gallery

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Hello friends :) I have some new paintings in a show in Auckland from 9th-28th February, at the nkb Gallery in Mt Eden, if you’re in the area call in and see them. It’s a group show with many talented artists - Paul Woodruffe, Katherine Simpson, Cathy Carter, Barry Ross Smith, Neal Palmer, and more!

Here’s a link to the exhibition page - click here

new work by Amanda Watson New Zealand artist

This is one of the paintings in the show, it’s oil, ink, pigment on heavy card, and it’s about 700x500mm. I made it from looking at video footage that I took on Mt Taranaki of the pools up from Dawson Falls. I went up there and lugged all my painting stuff, along with camera gear, and I spent the afternoon there taking photos, filming and drawing, and really just getting to know the landscape there. It wasn’t hard - I grew up in Taranaki and went to these pools and waterfalls quite a few times.

In these paintings I’m trying to express my experience of being there in that landscape. The cool water, the movement of it, the feel of the cool wind, the solidity of the rocks, the colour, the mood that I sensed in the place. Anyway, i really enjoyed making them, over and over again. It’s almost like I paint the same landscape over and over until I’m satisfied that I have visually articulated a sense of place.

There are some images of more of the paintings on this link - click here