Canterbury Pigments

I’ve been working with my pigment rock collection lately.  Re-testing and recording to replace the work I did in Textbook 2 which was lost (i.e., stolen…).  The rocks and earths of the Canterbury Plains produce these colours that are presently on show in “View and Do” at the Arts in Oxford gallery.  All the artists taking part…

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Colours from a Landscape

I am currently showing some pigment colour swatches at the Dunedin Botanic Gardens, and in October I am doing a workshop on making paint.   This exhibition was facilitated through the Blue Oyster Gallery in Dunedin.  Also included in the show are some natural pigments on paper – eco prints – and some raw pigment.…

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Paint making workshop at the Papakura Art Gallery, Auckland

During the current exhibitions Colour of Distance and What’s on Your Plate at the Papakura Art Gallery, I had the marvellous opportunity to hold a workshop on paint making from locally found pigments.  Three different colours were made during the workshop, and I brought many colour swatches made from Canterbury mineral and organic pigments for…

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