Mother and daugh­ter ex­hibit acrylic art

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Tay­lor-Jensen Fine

Arts, 33 Ge­orge Street in Palmer­ston North, con­cludes its chang­ing ex­hi­bi­tion pro­gramme for 2018 with an ex­hi­bi­tion of acrylic paint­ings by mother and daugh­ter Val Jones and Michele Theobald, both of Palmer­ston North.

Shared As­pi­ra­tions, an ex­hi­bi­tion of over 20 paint­ings, will open on Fri­day Novem­ber 30 at 5pm-7pm with a re­cep­tion for the artists at Tay­lor-Jensen Fine

Arts. The ex­hi­bi­tion fea­tures in­ter­pre­ta­tions by the artists of the unique New Zealand land­scape, each in their own style and choice of sub­ject mat­ter.

The pub­lic is in­vited to view the ex­hi­bi­tion and meet the artists. Shared As­pi­ra­tions will run through De­cem­ber 24.

“Paint­ing, pot­tery, sculp­ture, singing, sew­ing, craft,” said Val Jones, “This was the fam­ily en­vi­ron­ment I have grown in. This has been the fire in my belly, my love for all things art – a shared pas­sion.”

“Paint­ing is my as­pi­ra­tion…acrylic is my medium of choice. Acrylic of­fers me the op­por­tu­nity to paint bright and bold, a chance to ex­press my­self in a colour­ful way. I am in­spired by the beauty and mys­tery of the nat­u­ral sur­round­ings in Aotearoa. I take pho­to­graphs for com­po­si­tions and sketches to ex­plore shadow and light. These cre­ative vi­sions then spring to life on can­vas in vi­brant colours.”

Val’s daugh­ter Michele agrees.

“My pas­sion is to paint. My as­pi­ra­tion is to ex­press the feel­ing and moods of the unique New Zealand land­scape. I con­tinue to ex­plore many styles and medi­ums as I cre­ate my art. Re­cently though, it is the vi­brant acrylics which al­low me to ap­ply the quick strokes of the brush to cap­ture move­ment on can­vas.

“Cre­ativ­ity has been high­lighted in all my work po­si­tions. I have used graphic art for de­vel­op­ing lo­gos and print ad­ver­tis­ing. As a teacher aide I have en­cour­aged chil­dren, in­clud­ing my own two young boys, to ob­serve and think about the world in cre­ative ways.

“I have un­der­taken for­mal and in­for­mal art train­ing to fur­ther develop my in­nate artis­tic abil­ity. Pho­tog­ra­phy in­spires me to use my ‘cap­tured com­po­si­tions’ in orig­i­nal ways and keeps me mind­ful of how much light plays a part in my art. Four­teen years as a florist in­spired my love for har­mo­nious and com­ple­men­tary colours and to seek the unique ex­pres­sion in my paint­ing. My as­pi­ra­tion as an artist is to con­tinue to learn, to ob­serve with a cre­ative eye and mind and to paint with pas­sion.”

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Seag­ulls by Val Jones.

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Cloaked in Mys­tery by Michele Theobald.

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