I have contributed to many exhibitions at Bryce Gallery in Christchurch, but perhaps none as close to my heart as the current one, which combines two of my great passions in life — art and music.
I have studied music since I was five and have continued to play the piano throughout my career as an artist, and I really believe that these two creative passions have informed each other.
Like music, visual art has a composition based on the principles of pattern, rhythm, balance and emphasis. Lines, shapes, colours and textures play the role of beats, notes and tones, creating melodies and harmonies that become a painting’s soundtrack, setting a scene, a mood, and a feeling.
Regardless of the theme or subject, I strive to create paintings you can hear and music you can see, but it has been a special pleasure to pour my heart and soul into a collection of work for an exhibition specifically inspired by Art & Music.
Bryce Gallery, on the corner of Riccarton Rd and Paeroa St in Christchurch, is a wonderful location for this exhibition, which also features work by the incredibly talented Min Kim and John Young. With a long-held reputation for exhibiting high-quality pieces by ‘hidden’ artists alongside those of the region’s best-known talent, Bryce Gallery is a feast for the eyes, heart and soul. The expertise of the artist staff is apparent in their service and also in the presentation of the artworks, with rooms of varying size and shape cleverly filled and arranged to allow viewers a good idea of how pictures would look in a similarly modern home. It's a beautiful space to wander around, where you can lose yourself and find yourself at the same time!
You can find out more about Bryce Gallery and view all the works in the current exhibition, Art & Music, HERE. Some of my contributions are shared below.
I hope you find the time to view this exhibition before it finishes on the 9th of April 2019, and I hope you enjoy it!
Thanks so much for your ongoing support.