Saturday, October 22, 2011

"The Rocky Barron Hills," opens at Suite Gallery, Oriental Bay, on Thursday 24th of November

In May 1826, Thomas Shepard, a young draftsman stood on the deck of  Captain James Herd's barque Rosana and drew a quick sketch of the South Coast and the entrance to Wellington Harbour. He described it like this. 
"Half the width is full of rocks so the entrance is rather dangerous, left side of the entrance are low rocky barron hills and on the right side are high rocky barron hills." 
These new paintings look again at those hills. They will be exhibited at Suite Gallery, 108 Oriental Parade from Thursday November the 24th. Come along to the opening at 5.30 on the 24th. The Gallery is open Thursday and Friday from 11 am to 5 pm and on Saturday from 11am. to 4 pm. and by appointment. To contact Suite Gallery click here; 

Turakirae Head. Oil on board 120 x 120

Towards Tory Channel. Oil on Board, 20 x 180

Cape Terawhiti. Oil on board, 20 x 180 

The Brothers. Oil on board, 25 x 63 cms

Makaro/Ward Island, Oil on board, 25 x 63 cms

Red Rocks. Oil on board, 25 x 63 cms

Half the width is full of rocks. Oil on board, 25 x 63 cms

 Pencarrow and lake Kohangapiripiri. Oil on board, 25 x 63 cms