IN THE GARDEN | RICHARD PONDER
Richard Ponder has been painting professionally since the 1970's. Ponder works freely with knife gestures, bold strokes and paint pigment squeezed straight from the tube in an effort to capture the effects of light.
As the artist describes “I create works executed with bold stokes, oozing with mood and feeling…I never intend for a painting to be a view from one exact spot, but a composite picture…my imaginative view”.
Ponder's recent work "Country Garden" certainly captures the imagination with its depiction of a lush garden in full bloom. View this work here
THE GIFT OF ART | THIS CHRISTMAS
We have selected a range of gift ideas from the Black Door Gallery collection, from glass pieces, to sculptures, jewellery and paintings.
These handmade works of art make for thoughtful and inspirational gifts suitable for a range of occasions including Christmas.
Why not forego the throwaway gift in favour of an artwork that will last a lifetime.
View our gift idea pages:
Gift ideas under $200
Gift ideas under $400
Gift ideas- Black and White Style
Gift ideas- For the Colour Lover
PAINTING WITH GLASS | KEITH GRINTER
Whangarei based glass artist Keith Grinter's approach to glass making is experimental and playful, resulting in unique works of art.
His surface designs are achieved through through his 'pick-up technique'. This process involves rolling shards of coloured glass into the molten parison while blowing. These shards add spontaneous line work to the surface of the piece which become reminiscent of modernist paintings- a genre of art that continues to fascinate Grinter. These painterly surfaces are further enhanced by light passing through the piece.
View recent work by Keith Grinter here