Over half way through the year already. For my art journey my year has two halves as well. The first half of the year is when I find I do most of my classes and paint, paint, paint. The second half of the year seems to be the season for exhibitions.
This year the season will start in August when our little group Unlimited Palette will be exhibiting at Maddox Jewellers in the Main Street Katikati. Our exhibition is Haiku in Art, where our art works will relate to a haiku from the haiku pathway in Katikati or from another source of haiku poems and the artist’s themselves.
All of the art work will measure 300 x 300mm and all priced at $120.
September will be a preparation and framing month. Submissions for Franklin Arts in Pukekohe with the exhibition from the 2nd October until the 10th October at the Pukekohe Town Hall. A superb event with some amazing art work. Looking forward to seeing that exhibition.
October is the highlight of my year with the Watercolour NZ exhibition SPLASH. Held annually at the Academy of Fine Art Wellington. This year from the 16th October through to the 31st October.
November will include the inaugural exhibition of Bay of Plenty Artists in Rotorua. From the 8th November through to the 12th December.
My big news is my solo exhibition in Hawera in November. I have been accepted to exhibit at the beautiful Lysaght Watt Gallery from the 9th November until the 4th December. Pamela Lines: Watercolour past and present will be a journey through the last decade of my watercolour art. Hawera is the small town where I grew up and still have family there, so it will be like a homecoming for myself and my art.
Please get in touch with me if you would like to be part of opening night on Monday 8th November.
My last class for the year will start tomorrow and go for 5 weeks. I do learn heaps from them but I’m ready to start preparations for Hawera and the coming exhibitions.
Thank you all for taking the time to read my blog. As always would love to hear back from you.
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A trip to Taranaki to see my whanau and some plein air with cousin Helen was a highlight of the month.
A day in the studio resulted in an abundance of beautiful cards. Some days I just feel like cutting paper and gluing it back together in a different format. Usually it results in one of my reconnected art works. This time they became cards.
A hard day for the class this week. Putting colours together and watching them blend and make new colours. Exciting to watch.
I know!!!! They are not abstract!!! I just needed to paint pictures of my beach. I enjoy doing these paintings of what I see but the abstract paintings are about what I feel. I’m now going back to what I ‘feel’ for the rest of the month.
I often have people ask where they can purchase my work. For me the easiest, safest way is through my shop online @ Felt. A website devoted to New Zealand creatives. Go to pamsart.felt.co.nz If you are an international buyer contact me through this website as felt is only for NZ and Australian sales.
That heading sounds a bit boring but it has been a quiet month so far. Classes start next month, and sales have been very slow. Quiet time means time to regroup and get the jobs done that are passed over during the busy season. Cleaning the studio, putting the paints and tools back in their allocated areas so I know where to grab them when I need them. Also a great time for reframing works and getting them exhibition ready.
Although my abstract work is different from my reconnecting series I still see similarities. Horizon lines, water and the land are constant within the images.
I attended the Creative BOP workshop on Writing an Artist Statement and Pricing Artwork. Great time to meet other artists and obtain ideas for working on my business.
My next beginners watercolour class starts on Tuesday 1st June 10-12 for 5 weeks.
Weekend classes available 12/13th or 19/20th. 9-3. $120 with all materials supplied.
Thank you for following my blog. If there is anything you would like me to include please be in touch. I had a request from a subscriber who would like a video of me working on my abstract paintings. I’m currently looking into this so watch this space.
This month I have taken another abstract watercolour workshop and again I learnt so much. A small group but so busy and went away with some stunning works.
Unlimited Palette group finishes their online exhibition at the end of April. This has been held through Taranaki artist, Dale Copeland’s on line gallery http://www.virtual.tart.co.nz Check it out!
On a recent road trip to Taranaki I purchased a supply of possum skins for making my leather journals. In New Zealand opossum are a pest as they eat the young shoots of the native trees causing a lot of destruction. But the leather from this animal is soft and pliable and beautiful to work with. It gives me a lot of sensory pleasure in working with it and I’m sure those who have these unique books enjoy the tactile experience as well.
The April / May publication of Focus magazine, a promotional free magazine, has included Bay of Plenty ‘creatives’ and have included a write up of Pamela Lines – watercolourist. For those of you unable to pick up a copy go to http://www.focusmagazine.co.no. Another opportunity for me to reach more people.
My most up to date way to show my work is through my instagram account, waihibeachart.
Thank you once again for following my blog. Until next month, Ka kite ano.
Whew! Exciting month already. We have just come back from a week in our camper van ( in the loose sense of the words!! A bed and a pota potty) and had the excitement of evacuating our beach front camp site early Friday morning with tsunami alerts on our mobile phones. Wonderful technology! So the van was driven to higher ground, and there we stayed for 4 hours while we waited for a tsunami or the all clear, whichever came first.
Happy New Year to you all. Thank you for following my monthly blog of what’s happening in my art world.
The exhibition Less is More, continued through to the 15th January at the Historic Village in Tauranga. I had lots of positive feedback and some sales as well.
I’m thrilled to be part of Andrew’s space at Waihi Beach Art Gallery. Two of my pieces sold quickly and another is in the window at the moment.
On the 9th January I opened the studio doors for my Open Studio day. I got lots of visitors and again made some sales. I do enjoy my Open Studio days when I can talk about my art journey and where I’m going with it.
I’m also open to people ringing me to book a time to come and see my art. If I’m home I’m more than happy to have visitors.
I’m currently taking a 5 session Beginners Watercolour course with three very talented ladies. This is a fun course but also informative on materials used in watercolour painting, mixing colours, tonal value and perspective.
I’m currently taking bookings for an abstract watercolour workshop for the end of February, beginning of March.
This is not a beginners workshop. Please contact me if you would like to be part of this one day watercolour workshop.
The Waihi Plein Air Painters will meet once a month this year as well. We visit local places of interest to paint, in and around Waihi, Waihi Beach, Athenree and Katikati. If you are interested in joining this group please make contact with me and I can give you the venue.
I do love to get feedback from my blog so please make contact if you wish to do so.
Hi there. Welcome to my December blog where I let you know what’s been happening in my world of art.
In November I also entered the Bay of Plenty Garden and Art festival. Four days of having my art in a beautiful garden in Katikati. Lots of people came to the garden and many left with pieces of my artwork.
Last night saw the opening of the Less is More exhibition at the Imprint Gallery, Historic Village in Tauranga.
I’m now going to sit back and enjoy the rest of the year and the holiday season at the beach.
Although Covid 19 put a stop to many exhibitions this year, it has been very busy for the art scene this time of the year.
The next major exhibition event for me begins on 19th November with the Tauranga Garden and Arts festival. Four days in Sue’s beautiful garden at Highfield Dr, Katikati.
Part of the festival involves an exhibition of art at the Tauranga Racecourse. These are some recent works that will be on show at this venue.
The final event for 2020 will be an exhibition at the Imprint Gallery, Historic Village, Tauranga. Titled Less is More and will showcase small works by myself and Sally Thrush. Opening night for guests Friday 4th December and the exhibition will run until 5th January 2021. As a subscriber to my blog I would like to invite you to the opening. Please contact me if you would like to attend.
Thank you for following my blog and would love to have some feedback regarding my work or observations.
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I’m still working with my wet on wet works that continue to surprise me. Colour and movement come together and some amazing things happen. This IS watercolour.
These are 2 of my recent works. Harbour Light and Old Forest.
The Carlton Gallery exhibition was a success with lots of foot traffic and visitors, with it being the school holidays. Several works were sold between the five participating artists of Unlimited Palette.
I sold ‘Down by the Boat Ramp‘ at the Carlton Gallery.
POP UP. On the Saturday of Labour weekend four artists from the Unlimited Palette group will be exhibiting at the United Church hall, Wilson Rd, Waihi Beach. Saturday 24th October from 9-3pm.
SPLASH is the annual exhibition of Watercolour NZ. This opens on Saturday 24th October (Labour weekend), and goes through til the 8th November. It is held at the NZ Academy of Fine Arts, 1 Queens Wharf, Wellington. I’m looking forward to visiting this exhibition to see some of my work hanging.