The Red Shed Artists in their own words
Born Blenheim New Zealand 1965
Travelled extensively in europe for 9 years
Attained certificate in furniture making and Bachelor of Design ( sculpture) on return to New Zealand. Exhibited extensively on Waiheke Island including Sculpture on the Gulf, design make awards.
social, political and enviromental issues.
Pen & ink
I have been drawing and painting for a long time, but each occasion is new.
Waiheke is a great place to live and invites a creative response to both the landscape and the community. Having explored the landscape for some time, I am currently interested in representing people in their landscape.
Working in the theatre is interesting because the work has a practical as well an as aesthetic purpose. It is about helping to tell a story, and I want to explore how this might affect my painting and drawing.
"Was a commercial ceramicist for 30 years, distributed around New Zealand by two wholesalers.
Retired now and enjoying being involved in the Red Shed.
Enjoy making little Waiheke cottages and Waiheke witches andwizards for the children."
"I am largely self taught, and in the past have done fabric art,(batik, printing, painting), soft stone sculpture, photography, made a living for a while as a potter, and painted jigsaw puzzles.
The last few years however my focus has been painting and I am enjoying working in oils. Most of my recent paintings are sea birds. Probably something to do with living on an island."
"After spending 23 years of her adult life living and working in Europe and USA, Linda left the corporate world to return home to New Zealand in October 2006. She is now living on Waiheke Island and focusing on exploring her passion for photography.
"Self taught however my mother was an artist and her paintings were always around.
Started about six years ago with oils and painting scenes I saw around me however I have now moved to abstract and acrylic with a fair bit of texture thrown in and moved away from traditional surfaces and paint brushes to doors, large pieces of wood with gloved hands, window wipers and knives whatever I think will create the right effect.
Moving away from the exacting nature of painting scenery to a medium which encourages freedom of painting strokes and complete submersion has been the key.
Right now I am looking for the next stage and time wise struggling to find it."