Tuesday, 23 February 2010

Peter Lambert writes about his Taranaki Surf Prints series and other recent artwork

I recently asked Peter to tell us more about his original prints - what is he trying to show and what inspires his most recent series of prints.  Have a look at the main listing page for each of the screenprints listed in the Peter Lambert gallery to learn more about what Peter has to say about the new artwork from this popular Taranaki artist.

Friday, 19 February 2010

Coromandel series art prints by Rosemary Mortimer

Rosemary Mortimer is an artist whose work is both political and decorative. In her paintings she juxtaposes classic New Zealand landscape scenery (of eg Coromandel's Matapaua Bay) with subtle tiles of subdivision plans for the same pristine areas of New Zealand coastline. Rosemary prints her limited edition works using the giclee method with museum quality inks onto archival quality 310gsm Hahnemuhle German etching paper.

Mortimer (1959 - ) graduated from Wellington Polytechnic School of Design in 1977 and has exhibited widely in solo and group shows including the Goodman Suter Biennale, Wellington City Art Gallery, Downlands Art Exhibition (Queensland) and the Pataka (Porirua Museum) Opening Exhibition. Mortimer was an 'Artist in Residence' for the QE11 Arts Council in 1988 and has won a number of prestigious awards including the BNZ Art Award for Printmaking. We have three prints of her Coromandel series of paintings in stock this afternoon.

Wednesday, 17 February 2010

Artist Tony Ogle sells out one print, two more about to go

Tony Ogle is producing the best prints of his career. We are astonished at how fast print collectors are snapping up Ogle's editions in a matter of months. In recent days we have sold out of Sunset Piha (one of my all-time favourite New Zealand prints - it was a real wrench to part with the last one which I had actually put aside for my own collection when a colleague sold it!). Still in Service (the artwork of a tractor parked on a beach) and the classic kiwi bach picture Fisherman's Cove are now down to the last print of the edition. Once these last two prints have sold these editions will be gone forever. As always we put a print in the endangered prints gallery when it is about to sell out. Don't say we didn't warn you!

Friday, 5 February 2010

Wellington Prints from Liz Kerr and Ernest Papps

There are more Wellington prints than prints of any other city in New Zealand, and our collection of pictures of Wellington is the largest range in the country.  It takes up quite a lot of space in our warehouse! However there was a noticeable gap for contemporary views of the city - the venerable and popular print "Summertime Wellington" by Marianne Muggeridge is now nearly twenty years old. Anyone who lives or visits Wellington on a regular basis will have noticed some changes over this time! Wellingtonians love sending prints of their city to friends and family as gifts - perhaps because it looks so beautiful if you can't actually feel the wind that is probably blowing.

With this in mind we are delighted to have new modern prints of Wellington by artists like Ernest Papps and Liz Kerr in stock today.

Pictured here is Kerr's print of Wellington Harbour and Oriental Bay in summer.