Chasing Green | Annabel Neall
I grew up in Central Hawkes Bay, always painting and drawing. During the sixties I trained as a nurse and midwife and then travelled overseas for my OE visiting Europe, the Middle East & Australia. I attended several weekend art schools taken by such artists as Pat Hanley and Louise Henderson. I studied and gained Preliminary Fine Arts and completed several art papers through Massey University.
Mostly, I have exhibited in the Taylor-Jensen Art Gallery as well as in Havelock North, Auckland and Wellington. In 2016, I had a solo exhibition in the Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science & History. Abstract paintings are what I usually do nowadays, in mixed media and acrylic paint. To this I often add crayon, charcoal, pencil and collage marks.
This exhibition refers to the theme of water shortage. In some parts of the world this is already a reality and has the potential to become much more widespread. The paintings show figures searching for green space and water sources. Some show scenes of dry hills, salt flats and desiccated landscapes.
The picture of “Figure Through the Window” could perhaps show a tentative approach to climate change.
1 September to 25 September