Tuesday 2 October 2018, 9.00am - Sunday 28 October 2018, 4.00pm
Exhibition opening and 'Meet the Artist' – Sat 6 Oct, 3pm–5pm
Gallery open Mon-Sun, 9am-4pm
Estuary Art Centre, 214b Hibiscus Coast Highway, Orewa, Auckland
021 172 4113
Prior to being a full-time artist, Tut worked as a graphic designer for 20 years. Today, Tut is living her dream of being a full-time artist by putting her talent and experience in the design world to use. Colour remains an interest to Tut as it is something that can trigger emotive responses along with an ability to represent a time of day.
Tut’s consideration and attention to harmony are present in every aspect of her work, from the size of the canvas to how she chooses a colour and applies it. Another aspect of what makes Tut’s paintings so captivating is how she uses colours to radiate off and blend into each other, creating a magical atmospheric painting.
Her paintings allow the mind of the viewer to drift into them, taking the viewer to a place where there is a warm sunrise that is taking over the night sky, where the pink clouds are being reflected in the sea’s surface, transforming the water to appear as a never-ending supply of strawberry cream.
Through an abstraction of the sea or landscape, Tut’s decision to remove details draws attention to what is important to her and what aspects she wants to share. Instead of the viewer being caught up in the details of the sea or landscape, they are captivated by the ‘essence’ which is triggered through her use of colour.
The size, seamless application and blend of tones and colours make a positive and peaceful impact wherever placed, making them the perfect addition to the home or workplace.
Painting is my passion. I use my art to explore and express my emotions and moods. This gives me the freedom to create for my enjoyment and the enjoyment of others, adding depth to my art as it captures the passion and expression of myself and nature.
Living in New Zealand I am constantly struck by the beauty and variety of nature and scenery. Every day I feel privileged to live in a place that has such extraordinary landscapes and atmosphere. I use it as a base to empower and drive the creativity in my paintings. It fuels my passion to have the chance to share it with the world through my work.