A breathtaking collection of large acrylic paintings of the Waitakere Ranges and the West Coast - especially created for this exhibition.
“It seems today that Artists are expected to make a statement in their work and that if some obscure meaning or statement can’t be found, the work is not complete. My subject needs nothing of the sort because it speaks for itself. To me the Waitakere ranges and the West coast make the grandest, wildest statement one could wish for and I find constant delight in trying to capture their ever changing moods. I like to find large vistas and the colours necessary to create pictures that will draw the viewer in, then paint in a way that will convey feeling, not necessarily detail. This collection is the result of driving and walking for miles in all different weathers and light. It is a privilege for me to share my view of the place I call home” - Terry Prince
About Terry ...
Terry Prince is an artist living in Oratia. Growing up and living in West Auckland, he spent the best days of his childhood at Foster's bay huia, and as he became old enough to roam, the big surf beaches.
He finds the grand scale, shapes, and endless colour shifts of these places fascinating, and derives great joy from trying to capture them.
An ex student of Garth Tapper and Ralph Venables, he then worked for many years with his long time friend Ted Dutch.
His work is in private collections and galleries throughout Auckland.