Jan 17th 2015 exhibition opened

Jan 17th 2015 exhibition opened

Garden and Other Landscapes, my latest show, opened at A + E Gallery in Napier, New Zealand on January 17th. In early 2014 I spent seven weeks in France, Sweden and Scotland, painting gardens and forests and doing research for the PhD I am currently engaged in at Australian National University School of Art in Canberra. The trip included a five day painting residency in Monet's Garden. My research stems from many years of living in New Zealand, exploring the South Island forests and painting in response to them.  The works in this exhibition were made both during and after the trip. Kept small for portability, the paintings in watercolour, acrylic and oil explore the physical relationship between painting and walking in nature.

A +E Gallery, 63 Hastings St, Napier South, Napier 4110, New Zealand, Tel. +64 (0) 6 8341331



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At the Melbourne Art Fair and Instagram

Well a week at the Melbourne Art Fair has started with intense inspiration from a number of painters and installation artists. Don't miss my favorites C3 on the 1st floor if you make it. I was so inspired that I took a break, walked to Dean's art supplies and bought water soluable oils, linen boards and some brushes, woke up early this morning and worked on two new paintings. Not what I expected for a weeks with Art Monthly at the Melbourne Art Fair. Heaven.

I have also decided to try Instagram. I don't think I'll be spending every moment there, but will update with images from the studio and other inspiring things. You can follow me at jeanannemarie