Cindy King's vibrantly coloured paintings evoke feelings from her experience as a mother and draw inspiration from the delicate beauty of nature and the threat of its destruction.
The artist, who was born in Auckland but has lived in Timaru since she was 12, will debut her solo exhibition, Fractured Land, at the York Street Gallery of Fine Art on Friday.
The pieces focus on the natural environment, and feature themes such as consumerism, habitat loss, extinction and pollution.
"I was trying to get at ideas of the future of our children," she said.
"The problems that arise with the likes of habitat loss, the extinction of animals and pollution – the problems that they're going to try and solve."
King holds diplomas in fine arts and painting from Aoraki Polytechnic.
Her work is featured in public and private collections nationally, including Timaru's Aigantighe Art Gallery and the Bryce Gallery in Christchurch.
- The Timaru Herald