John Walsh: New works - Art Collector

John Walsh, Whenua Patpaiarche fairyland, oil on board, 120 x 90cm. Courtesy: the artist and Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland

Customary Maori narrative has been an ongoing source of inspiration for John Walsh. In his paintings he conjures up dreamscapes and vistas where ancient beings, gods and demigods weave the fabric of human existence and experience. Initially an accomplished portrait painter, Walsh’s unconventional style and subject matter has evolved over recent years as he infuses narrative paintings with whimsy and wit. Characterised by a distinctively vibrant palette of aqua and green hues, a cast of lyrical hybrid characters and a penchant for bold and expressive brushwork, Walsh has quickly garnered a reputation as a solid fixture in many public and private collections throughout New Zealand.

Opening: 5pm Tuesday 11 June 2013
Exhibition closes: 6 July 2013
Location: Gow Langsford Gallery, 26 Lorne Street, Auckland NZ 1010
Contact: +64 9 303 4290

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