Rick Edmonds' prints are so popular with New Zealanders. Rick confesses that he is "mad about sailing" and sea scenes dominate the views that he paints from his studio at Moenui Bay in Queen Charlotte Sound. Rick grew up in Pelorus Sound, after graduating with fine art and teaching diplomas Edmonds spent seven years teaching Outdoor Education & Art and a further ten years as a Senior Conservation Officer with DOC. He is now a full time professional artist.
Rick writes "After having sailed many seas, and scaled many summits, a calm day with clear skies and bright light, still sets my heart yearning to be out on the Sound. There is nowhere else that so compels me. This sense of longing, and of belonging, motivates my art. It is an attempt to celebrate the unique combination of light, land, wind, and ocean. In this sense my paintings are not "scenes", though they are of recognizable features, but rather a statement, each in its own way monumental, of what is the Marlborough Sounds."
We have a whole bunch of brand new prints by Rick Edmonds in stock this morning. Photo credit: The Marlborough Express.