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Paul Burge, Christine Lloyd, Judy Jackson & Mary Tietjens: How We See It
August 31, 2013 @ 3:30 pm - September 11, 2013 @ 5:00 pm
Opening in the Main Gallery
Saturday 31 August 3.30 – 5.30pm
How We See It is a group exhibition of painters who explore passion, challenge, expression and what drives them as artists. Paul Burge, Christine Lloyd, Judy Jackson and Mary Tietjens have come together to celebrate friendship and express the balance they have found between life and art.
Twelve years ago, Paul Burge was trapped as a workaholic in his own business. However, a strategy to seek an all-absorbing non-business endeavour led to a four-year journey of painting under instructors at Art Station and now Mairangi Arts Centre. This exhibition of Paul’s work is the result of him “letting the subconscious play through the hand” around the given concept.
Christine Lloyd began her art career as a potter 35 years ago and was President of the Auckland Studio Potters for 3 years. Looking to increase her ceramic decorating skills, Christine explored watercolour painting in the early 90’s. After enjoying the challenge offered by this new medium she went on to work in acrylic and now pastels. She is “drawn to high fashion and musical scenes, in particular conductors and marvellous light on musical instruments.”
Judy Jackson is an emerging artist with an eye for drama and colour. Three years ago Judy attended her first painting class at Uxbridge Art Centre, Howick and during that time explored many aspects of the process of painting. After deciding she did not want to follow the school of realism, Judy threw herself into experimenting with dynamic drawing, texture and abstraction. Judy has found the journey a constant and very liberating challenge.
As a graphic design graduate of AIT, Mary Tietjens’ interests as a designer and artist are reflected in the structure and form of her paintings. Her abstract interpretations reflect an interest in how the eye is drawn to texture and light in the landscape. The works evoke more than a factual account of topography, weather and the architectural, they reflect Mary’s impressions of images seen and distilled in her mind into abstract images.