10 Views of Motumahanga- Blue Border

Michael Smither, Artist

This is one of the paintings in our collection. It was made in New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand in 1986.
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About the Work
I really enjoy the boldness of the shapes and colours in this work and the different light in the two larger panels - the contours of our landscapes and the quality of light speak to me in this work. There is a slightly personal connection here too. I was lucky to meet Michael Smither in 1976 while I was in Wellington doing some recordings at the beautiful studios of the now vanished Broadcasting House. He was as vibrant a personality as his painting suggests.
Ingrid Culliford, musician and music teacher, for the May 2020 instalment of the My Choice exhibition series.
Image 580 x 1145mm
Frame 644 x 1210mm
oil on board
Multi-coloured painting comprising of multiple views of Motumahanga (Saddleback) Island near Port Taranaki, New Plymouth NZ.
Credit Line
Collection of the Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare o Rehua Whanganui. Gift of Jenny Gibbs, 1998.
Collection Type
Permanent collection
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