Tue, 24 Nov | 19A Osborne Street

Racheal Errington - 24 Nov 2020

As time has progressed, Rachael’s tree paintings have taken on a life of their own. Intricate textures of bark created with modelling paste and other ‘secret’ compounds are tactile and 3-dimensional. The colours are the depth and warmth of autumn and the fresh lime green tones of spring. Fascinated
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Racheal Errington - 24 Nov 2020

Time & Location

24 Nov 2020, 10:30 am – 23 Dec 2020, 2:30 pm
19A Osborne Street, 19A Osborne Street, Newmarket, Auckland 1023, New Zealand

About the Event

We are pleased to invite you to meet artist Rachael Errington at the opening celebration of her new exhibition

Opening Tuesday 24th November 6 – 8 pm

Venue: ArtSelect Gallery,  19a Osborne Street, Newmarket, Auckland

Phone 09 523 5560 or Ngaire 021 415 449

enquiries: inf0@atselect.gallery

Rachael Errington’s first painting, when she was just three years of age, was a brightly coloured crayon picture on the freshly painted white hallway. Rachael grew up in the middle of an English wood where she, with her brother, spent most of their time building dens and treehouses. This beginning has undoubtedly cemented Rachael’s enduring fascination with trees.

Although Rachael’s BA (Hons) is in Illustration, her studies included photography, textiles and printmaking; all of which have informed the way she paints now. After various creative endeavours and travels, including a research trip to Asia to study the influence culture has on art; Rachael relocated to New Zealand and is now absorbed in the diversity that this landscape presents.

As time has progressed, Rachael’s tree paintings have taken on a life of their own. Intricate textures of bark created with modelling paste and other ‘secret’ compounds are tactile and 3-dimensional. The colours are the depth and warmth of autumn and the fresh lime green tones of spring. Fascinated by the ever-changing play of filtered light Rachael encourages the viewer to step into the woods, to smell it, to feel it and to be soothed.

While formulating the structure and colours of the work in her mind Rachael freely admits to spending quite a lot of time staring at a blank canvas. “I’m endlessly fascinated with using different techniques to recreate colours. I love been able to squash colour across a surface”.

While Rachael states that Edgar Degas and Gustav Klimt are artists that have influenced her, she constantly draws inspiration while walking and hiking and from her extensive photography collection, to date over 5000 images.

“My work is emotive – It is all I ever want to do. “

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