WHAT'S BEHIND THE BLACK DOOR THIS MONTH?
BEAUTY IN OUR BACKYARD | SHIRLEY CRESSWELL
Shirley Cresswell specialises in photo realistic New Zealand landscape. Working in luminous acrylic she renders her scenes with impressive realism, bringing to life captivating scenes the viewer can’t help but imagine inhabiting.
Cresswell aims to create scenes that evoke memories and emotions associated with arriving at and enjoying some of New Zealand’s finest locations.
One of Cresswell's latest canvases Cardrona captures the iconic Cardrona Hotel. Established in 1863, it is one of New Zealand’s oldest hotels, and one of only two remaining buildings from the Cardrona Valley gold rush era.
View this painting and other recently released originals by Shirley Cresswell here
NEW PAINTING RELEASE | INGRID BOOT | JULY 23
Ingrid Boot's paintings draw their inspiration from a bygone era. The artist translates her love for fashion history and cinema icons into captivating portraits. Rendered in vibrant colours with no detail spared, from the stitching on a dress to each jewel on a necklace, Boot's paintings evoke an iconic movie still or timeless magazine editorial.
Ingrid Boot's 2020 series titled Shades offers us new compelling subjects that are characteristically stylish, elegant, and big in personality.
We are pleased to announce the release of Ingrid Boot's new series. These paintings will be on show at the gallery and online from July 23.
View Ingrid Boot's artist page here
ACCOLADES FOR BLACK DOOR GALLERY ARTISTS | PARKIN DRAWING PRIZE
Congratulations to Black Door Gallery artists Kaye McGarva and Kara Burrowes for being named Finalists in the 2020 Parkin Drawing Prize.
The Parkin Drawing Prize is New Zealand’s premier award for drawing. It promotes drawing in all its forms – as discovery, a testing of ideas, and decision making. The competition attracted an impressive 482 entries which made for a tough judging process.
The works will be showcased at the NZ Academy of Fine Arts, Wellington (4 August – 30 August).
View currently available works by Kaye McGarva here and Kara Burrowes here