Talented Tuatapere duo show in city

SHIRLEY WHYTE IN TUATAPERE
Last updated 15:15 18/09/2012
Kathy Blomfield
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City Gallery co-ordinator Kathy Blomfield organises works by Tuatapere artists Kathryn Bennie and Helen Scott, which form part of the exhibition Off The Brush.

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Two Tuatapere artists have combined talents to hold an exhibition of their work at Invercargill's City Gallery.

Kathryn Bennie and Helen Scott are students of Tuatapere artist Wayne Edgerton.

The two artists paint in different styles. Bennie is a landscape, wild New Zealand coastal scenes, horses and mountains kind of girl while Scott focuses on portraiture and abstract work while dabbling in landscape pieces.

Bennie said if it was remote or rural she loved it.

“I enjoy working in oils. I'm looking forward to learning as much as I can and painting lots of different subjects. My next big project is going to about my ancestral people at Codfish Island, near Stewart Island, their hardships and where we all are today,” she said.

Scott said she worked mainly in water-based oils but also used acrylics for some of her work.

“I really want to develop my portraiture studies further. I'm constantly being inspired and motivated by different things, especially my grandchildren. I paint what I want to paint when I want to paint," she said.

Off The Brush runs until September 26.

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- The Southland Times

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