Art on Sunday! New work going LIVE tonight: a print from Gary Tricker, featuring his well known black cats; an etching for Joan Taylor; a watercolour of Molesworth by Rachel Harre; a diptych from Derek Mitchell; and a watercolour landscape from Ernest Chapman.
Gary Tricker (1938–)
Wairarapa based printmaker, Gary Tricker is known internationally for his semi-abstract, slightly surreal images. Specialising in etchings and aquatints, Tricker is renowned for his whimsical images of landscapes and cats.
Rachel Harre was born in Christchurch and graduated from The School of Fine arts at the University of Canterbury in printmaking. Her paintings have largely focused on the Canterbury landscape. More recently she has been working in clay creating relief panels using similar techniques she has used in past woodcuts and etchings.
Ernest Chapman (1847 – 1945)
Born in Wellington to a significant legal family. His father, a judge, was posted to Dunedin where Chapman finished his education. He worked on the large family station at the Grampion Hills in Burke’s Pass continuing to paint and regularly exhibiting with the Otago Arts Society. In 1888 he left New Zealand, with his family, moving to Melbourne. Here he worked full time as an artist regularly exhibiting. His work is held in significant collections in Australia and New Zealand including both the Hocken and Turnball Libraries.
Joan Taylor is a graduate of Elam School of Fine Arts, Auckland. She spent many years teaching art and art history. While working in Wellington she attended a series of printmaking classes taught by John Drawbridge. She grew to love this process expanding her skills attending an overseas workshop. Over the past 20 years she has established herself as a full-time printmaker with regular solo and group exhibitions.
Derek Mitchell (1933 – )
New Zealand printmaker and painter. This work is part of a strong series of work inspired by the Canterbury landscape and Lyttelton Harbour basin. His work gets its strength from the monochromatic tones.