August 18, 2018
Parnell Gallery Auckland - ' Moving Water' Solo Exhibition May 15-29 / 2018
Caroline Bellamy’s latest body of work continues to depict the South Island’s many personalities – rugged and serene, energetic and contemplative, all of which often occur within one captured landscape.
Broad, intentional brushstrokes describe restless rivers alongside still plateaus or tranquil tarns and lakes within majestic vistas. Caroline’s unique sense of movement transports us to an untouched, private viewing of scenes that hum with tension and glow with the natural hues of our Southern land.
These large-scale works in oil are rendered through the young artist’s hand after spending days tramping the terrain, recognising nature’s ability to compose itself.
With titles that often include a moment in time, “Evening”, “Dawn”, or “Morning”, Caroline recognises how quickly time can shift these views into a different landscape entirely and brings these remote vistas to us, redefining the wilderness through her eye while inviting us to be swept up in that moment with her.
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