Juliet Best celebrates the beauty and moods of New Zealand’s coastlines and landscapes with strong horizon lines, highly textured impasto landscapes, and lots of luxuriously glowing hand applied gold-leaf. Juliet has painted landscapes, native birds, flora and fauna over many years.
Based on the majesty of our mountain ranges throughout New Zealand, the atmospheric skies and the ever present water being an island nation, along with our many lakes and rivers. Recent journeys and holidays with my family always fill me with awe and respect for this country.
The atmospheric beauty and illuminating landscapes are 'memory jewels' of Aotearoa. The beautiful memories come out in a painting like this, an immense amount of reverence and respect for the land, the sea and the skies we get to call our own here in New Zealand - the taonga and the treasure of this land.
The landform glowing with gold-leaf differently in whatever way you approach the artwork. The many layers in the water and sky allows a different reading of the painting with different times of the day casting changing light.