Art on Sunday! New work going LIVE tonight: an acrylic work full of the joie de vivre of Piera McArthur; a multiple piece work from Sally Burton; and a watercolour scene from Stoke D’Abernon, Surrey, England, by A A Deans.
Piera McArthur (1929 -)
One of New Zealand’s foremost contemporary artists, Piera’s work is known for its ‘joie-de-vivre’ and for the people, movement and excitement. Piera lived and worked for many years in Paris and she was the first New Zealander to have a solo show at the New Tretyakov Gallery in Russia.
Sally Burton (1948-)
Nelson-based painter Sally Burton has been exhibiting widely throughout News Zealand since 1981. She is a graduate of Canterbury University School of Fine Arts. This work for sale is part of a recent series of works inspired by circular vessels. Burton places these vessels in space to create illusion and mystery. Here she paints on Tapa cloth which adds a rich organic texture to the work.
A A Deans (1915-2011)
A descendant of the pioneering Deans family of Riccarton, Alistair Austen Deans is recognised as one of New Zealand’s most outstanding artists. During World War 11, Austen was an assistant to NZ war artist, Peter McIntyre. Once back in New Zealand he and his family settled at Peel Forest near where this scene was painted. His passion for, and intimate knowledge of, the rugged South Island landscape, from time tramping and climbing, is evident is Deans’ paintings.