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Sheila Brown and Nicky Thompson Exhibition September 19 - October 6
Opening Saturday September 19 at 4pm. (Come and meet the artists)

sheila brown nz contemporary abstract artist, seagulls

 

Sheila grew up on the east coast of America and throughout most of her childhood weekends were spent in the mountains of New Hampshire in a small village called Snowville. These weekends away always involved connecting with the natural surroundings and what nature had to offer. "My life has been strongly influenced by my love of nature and the outdoors"
As an adult she worked for many years as a landscape designer. After arriving in New Zealand she continued working by day in a landscaping business called "Rosa Rugosa" and by night she would commit her passion of the land to canvas with paint. In 2005 she was awarded the prestigious opening award at the Invercargill Licensing Trust Award Exhibition. Her work has also been featured in Denis Robinson's 2010 book "New Zealand Gallery". Sheila has always lived by the beach and her art reflects the strong influence of the much loved coastal environment. " The seagull is a beautiful bird; just look at the colours.
For me the seagull represents freedom, summer, peace." Sheila works full-time as an artist creating works in oils, acrylics, water colours and mixed media.
Sheila Brown    

'I like to think my work evokes a peaceful and restful feeling. I love to capture a moment in time, when for a split second you stop and almost feed on something that slows your breath. Nature has lent me these moments. Inspiration for my work comes from my love of
our surroundings that we are so privileged to have. My work has a common theme of our native birds,their diverse nests and feathers combined with layers of fragile voil lace and highly tropical patterned fabrics entertwined with crisp glass vessels placed with na’ive organic shaped urns. Movement is created with a whispy breeze playing threw the fabrics and allowing a feather or two to float gently across often coming to rest on a delicate flower- a quiet peaceful time. Sometimes I use tapa cloth with its illustrated stories.
I mix acrylic, oils, cont’e, oil pastel and resin together to create this feeling of quiet tranquility.
A private moment suspended in time with paint for ever.'
  Nicky Thompson
    Nicky Thompson

nicky thompson nz bird and lanscape artist
"Keepers of the land" by Nicky Thompson Oil on Canvas Sheet Size: 217cm by 112cm   ENQUIRE NOW Sold
sheila brwon nz bird artist and painter
"Oystercatchers in flight" by Sheila Brown Acrylic on Linen Size: 102cm by 76cm x 2   ENQUIRE NOW
sheila brwon nz bird artist and painter, colourful acrylic paintings
"Black caps Heading home" by Sheila Brown Acrylic on Canvas Size: 102cm by 51cm x 2   ENQUIRE NOW

sheila brwon nz landscape artist and bird painter
"Gull at Godley Head" by Sheila Brown Acrylic on Linen Size: 102cm by 77cm $4200 ENQUIRE NOW Sold
sheila brown nz bird and landscape artist
"Winter morning, White Fronted Terns" by Sheila Brown Acrylic on Linen Size: 102cm by 77cm  ENQUIRE NOW Sold
Nicky Thompson nz landscape and bird artist
"Aoraki" by Nicky Thompson Oil on Canvas Sheet Size: 164cm by 134cm $3850 ENQUIRE NOW Sold
sheila brown nz bird artist
"Woodpigeons at Scrubby Bay" by Sheila Brown Acrylic on Canvas Size: 102cm by 76cm $2450 ENQUIRE NOW
nicky thompson nz bird and landscape artist
"Paparoa" by Nicky Thompson Oil on Canvas Diptych Size: 102cm by 76cm x 2   ENQUIRE NOW
sheila brown nz bird artist
"Tui in Flight" by Sheila Brown Acrylic on Canvas Size: 102cm by 76cm  ENQUIRE NOW Sold
nicky thomposon nz landscape art
"Hope Valley" by Nicky Thompson Oil on Canvas Size: 91cm by 61cm $2200 ENQUIRE NOW Sold



New Zealand Contemporary Artist and Painter of Birds and Nature

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