Gretl Barzotto

Gretl Barzotto

  • Biography

    Gretl Barzotto was raised in Aotearoa New Zealand and spent many years
    around mountains and lakes in the North and South Islands.
    Connection to nature in vast open landscapes is the source of inspiration for
    her work and the catalyst for building a cluster of barns on the outskirts of
    Clyde, with her Italian husband including a purpose-built studio space.
    Gretl responds intuitively to her environment with an experimental approach
    that allows her to express personal freedom; encouraging new ways of
    seeing the landscape and making abstract interpretations.
    Careful selection of paints, papers and substrates for her works allow the fluid
    materials to be revealed. This artist often sources specific pigments and
    papers from Italy and Japan.
    This curiosity about materials led Gretl to a residency in Connecticut USA in
    2013 to explore Nihonga (traditional Japanese mineral pigment painting) in
    contemporary practice. Gretl grinds Japanese inks sticks to make her own
    inks which, combined with her minimal approach to gesture, result in
    contemplative and subtle works.
    Formerly trained as an Interior Designer and more recently in Visual Arts,
    Gretl’s understated aesthetic is evident in her work. She has been exhibiting
    since 2010 and has works in various collections in Aotearoa New Zealand,
    Australia and Italy. These including the Wallace Arts Trust, Distinction Dunedin
    Hotel, Distinction Rotorua Hotel and Private Collections.

Showing 1–60 of 81 artworks

Gretl Barzotto

Clutha 614 - Reflections solo, 2022
58 x 76 cm Framed: 83 x 98cm Water colour and pigments and oil paint $2,950.00

Gretl Barzotto

Still Life Shelf Bianco - Reflections solo, 2022
Mixed media paintings, ceramics (Kathi McLean) and found objects on 70cm long stained shelf - image to come $1,500.00

Gretl Barzotto

Gold and Jasper Nugget - Reflections solo, 2022
65 x 90 cm Cold wax, oil paint and gold pigment on paper $2,950.00

Gretl Barzotto

Three Little Nuggets - Reflections solo, 2022
65 x 90 cm Cold wax, oil paint and gold pigment on paper $2,950.00

Gretl Barzotto

Green Willow - Reflections solo, 2022
59 x 80 cm Cold wax, oil paint and gold pigment on ply $2,450.00

Gretl Barzotto

Midnight Blue 2 - Reflections solo, 2022
40 x 30 cm Cold wax, oil paint and gold pigment on ply $1,750.00

Gretl Barzotto

Midnight Blue 1 - Reflections solo, 2022
30 x 28 cm Cold wax, oil paint and gold pigment on ply $1,500.00

Gretl Barzotto

Between the River 6 - Reflections solo, 2022
58 x 38 cm Framed: 80 x 58cm Water colour and pigments and oil paint $2,450.00

Gretl Barzotto

Between the River 5 - Reflections solo, 2022
58 x 38 cm Framed: 80 x 58cm Water colour and pigments and oil paint $2,450.00

Gretl Barzotto

River Reflection, Galactic Blue - Reflections solo, 2022
100 x 110 cm Oil Paint, Clyde cold wax and pigments on canvas $4,000.00

Gretl Barzotto

River Reflection, Turquoise #1 - Reflections solo, 2021
90 x 80 cm Oil Paint, Clyde cold wax and gold pigment on canvas $3,400.00

Gretl Barzotto

River Soiree Series 2, 2021
21 x 15 cm Framed: 33 x 28cm Water colour, gouache, inks, pastel, oil paint and cold wax medium on paper - float mount framed $750.00

Gretl Barzotto

River Soiree Series 1, 2021
21 x 15 cm Framed: 33 x 28cm Water colour, gouache, inks, pastel, oil paint and cold wax medium on paper - float mount framed $750.00

Gretl Barzotto

River Soiree Series 5, 2021
21 x 15 cm Framed: 33 x 28cm Water colour, gouache, inks, pastel, oil paint and cold wax medium on paper - float mount framed $750.00

Gretl Barzotto

River Soiree Series 4, 2021
21 x 15 cm Framed: 33 x 28cm Water colour, gouache, inks, pastel, oil paint and cold wax medium on paper - float mount framed $750.00

Gretl Barzotto

Down by the River 2, 2021
76 x 58 cm Framed: 98 x 77cm Water colour, gouache, inks, pastel, oil paint and cold wax medium on paper - float mount framed $2,950.00

Gretl Barzotto

Dusky River, 2021
76 x 58 cm Framed: 98 x 77cm Water colour, gouache, inks, pastel, oil paint and cold wax medium on paper - float mount framed $2,950.00

Gretl Barzotto

Between the River 4, 2021
38 x 29 cm Framed: 85 x 64 x 3.5cm watercolour, gouache, inks, pastel and oil stick on Artistico paper - float mount framed $2,450.00

Gretl Barzotto

Between the River 3, 2021
38 x 29 cm Framed: 85 x 64 x 3.5cm watercolour, gouache, inks, pastel and oil stick on Artistico paper - float mount framed $2,450.00

Gretl Barzotto

Terra Incognita 11 (unframed)
Water colour and pigments Sold

Gretl Barzotto

River Reflection, Deep Green - Reflections solo, 2022
58 x 76 cm Framed: 83 x 98cm Oil Paint, Clyde cold wax and pigments on paper Sold

Gretl Barzotto

Still Life Shelf Grigio - Reflections solo, 2022
Mixed media paintings, ceramics (Kathi McLean) and found objects on 70cm long stained shelf - image to come Sold

Gretl Barzotto

Midnight Blue 3 - Reflections solo, 2022
40 x 30 cm Cold wax, oil paint and gold pigment on ply Sold

Gretl Barzotto

River Reflection, Deep Blue - Reflections solo, 2022
58 x 76 cm Framed: 83 x 98cm Oil Paint, Clyde cold wax and pigments on paper Sold

Gretl Barzotto

Down by the River 1, 2021
76 x 58cm Framed: 98 x 77cm Water colour, gouache, inks, pastel on paper - float mount framed Sold

Gretl Barzotto

River Soiree Series 3, 2021
21 x 15cm Framed: 33 x 28cm Water colour, gouache, inks, pastel, oil paint and cold wax medium on paper - float mount framed Sold

Gretl Barzotto

Between the River 2, 2021
38 x 29cm Framed: 85 x 64 x 3.5cm watercolour, gouache, inks, pastel and oil stick on Artistico paper - float mount framed Sold

Gretl Barzotto

Between the River 1, 2021
38 x 29cm Framed: 85 x 64 x 3.5cm watercolour, gouache, inks, pastel and oil stick on Artistico paper - float mount framed Sold

Gretl Barzotto

Green River River, 2021
76 x 58cm Framed: 98 x 77cm Water colour, gouache, inks, pastel, oil paint and cold wax medium on paper - float mount framed Sold

Gretl Barzotto

Hold Back the River, 2021
110 x 100 x 3cm Inks, fluid acrylic, oil paint and cold wax medium on canvas Sold

Gretl Barzotto

Lago 14, 2021
76 x 56cm Framed: 79 x 98 x 3.5cm graphite, inks, pigment and acrylic on Artistico paper - framed with Tru Vue UV anti reflect glass Sold

Gretl Barzotto

Lago 11, 2021
76 x 56cm Framed: 98 x 77 x 3.5cm graphite, inks, pigment and acrylic on Artistico paper - framed Sold

Gretl Barzotto

Lago 12, 2021
76 x 56cm Framed: 98 x 77 x 3.5cm graphite, inks, pigment and acrylic on Artistico paper - framed Sold

Gretl Barzotto

Lago 7, 2020
56 x 76cm Framed: 84 x 104 x 3.5cm graphite, inks, pigment and acrylic on Artistico paper - framed Sold

Gretl Barzotto

Lago 4, 2020
76 x 56cm Framed: 104 x 84 x 3.5cm graphite, inks, pigment and acrylic on Artistico paper - framed Sold

Gretl Barzotto

Lago 3, 2020
76 x 56cm Framed: 104 x 84 x 3.5cm graphite, inks, pigment and acrylic on Artistico paper - framed Sold

Gretl Barzotto

Lago 2, 2020
Framed: 101 x 78cm graphite, inks, pigment and acrylic on Artistico paper - framed Sold

Gretl Barzotto

Lago 1, 2020
Framed: 84 x 104cm graphite, inks, pigment and acrylic on Artistico paper - framed Sold

Gretl Barzotto

Terreno 9, 2020
56 x 76cm graphite, inks, pigment and acrylic on Artistico paper Sold

Gretl Barzotto

Terreno 8, 2020
Framed: 84 x 104cm graphite, inks, pigment and acrylic on Artistico paper Sold

Gretl Barzotto

Terreno 7, 2020
Framed: 84 x 104cm graphite, inks, pigment and acrylic on Artistico paper Sold

Gretl Barzotto

Terreno 5, 2020
Framed: 104 x 84cm graphite, inks, pigment and acrylic on Artistico paper - framed Sold

Gretl Barzotto

Terreno 6, 2020
Framed: 84 x 104cm graphite, inks, pigment and acrylic on Artistico paper - framed Sold

Gretl Barzotto

Terreno 10, 2019
graphite, inks, pigment and acrylic on Artistico paper - framed Sold

Gretl Barzotto

Terreno 11, 2019
graphite, inks, pigment and acrylic on Artistico paper - framed Sold

Gretl Barzotto

Terra Incognita Nero, 2019
graphite, inks, pigment and acrylic on Artistico paper - framed Sold

Gretl Barzotto

Clutha Gold1, 2019
graphite, inks, pigment and acrylic on Artistico paper - framed Sold

Gretl Barzotto

Coste Blu 4, 2019
graphite, inks, pigment and acrylic on Artistico paper - framed Sold

Gretl Barzotto

Coste Blu 3, 2019
graphite, inks, pigment and acrylic on Artistico paper - framed Sold

Gretl Barzotto

Coste 4, 2019
graphite, inks, pigment and acrylic on Artistico paper - framed Sold

Gretl Barzotto

Coste22, 2019
graphite, inks, pigment and acrylic on Artistico paper Sold

Gretl Barzotto

lago e Colline 9, 2019
Framed: 45 x 45cm Inks and gouache, acrylic on watercolour paper - framed Sold

Gretl Barzotto

lago e Colline 8, 2019
Framed: 45 x 45cm Inks and gouache, acrylic on watercolour paper - framed Sold

Gretl Barzotto

Incognita Nero, 2019
Hand ground inks, gouache on water colour paper - float mounted with blackframe Sold

Gretl Barzotto

Terreno Azzuro Grigio, 2019
75 x 75cm Inks, gouache, acrylic and pigments on canvas Sold

Gretl Barzotto

Terreno 2 - Terreno Solo Exhibition, 2019
56 x 75cm Framed: 75 x 97cm Hand ground inks, gouache, acrylic on water colour paper Sold

Gretl Barzotto

Lago e Colline 7 - Terreno Solo Exhibition, 2018
Framed: 350 x 1000mm Inks, acrylic, gouache on paper Sold

Gretl Barzotto

Lago e Colline 12 - Terreno Solo Exhibition, 2018
Inks, acrylic, gouache on paper Sold

Gretl Barzotto

Lago e Colline 11 - Terreno Solo Exhibition, 2018
Inks, acrylic, gouache on paper Sold

Gretl Barzotto

Lago e Colline 4 - Terreno Solo Exhibition, 2018
Inks, acrylic, gouache on paper Sold