Philip Beadle

Philip Beadle

  • Artist’s Statement

    “Capturing the light striking a range of subject matter has
    always interested me whether it is the landscape, nude or
    cityscapes. I'm interested in our emotional response to the
    often fleeting memories we retain of something we have seen
    and how it affected us. It could be a glare on water or a pose
    we see for a millisecond as someone moves in every day life
    to touch their hair or dry themselves after a swim. I'm also
    concerned with creating an exciting painting surface with
    abstract qualities and enjoy painting in warm low evening or
    winter light to resolve form, colour and light into a warm
    companion on canvas.”
    Philip works with oil, water-colour, dry-point and etching.
    His immediate environment is Christchurch, where he lives,
    with its cityscapes, the Canterbury plains, the Southern Alps
    and Banks Peninsula - all sources of subject matter and
    inspiration. Philip regularly travels and paints around New
    Zealand and has had several trips overseas gathering material
    from which he has painted.

  • Biography

    Born in 1959 in Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand,
    where he lives and works.
    1978 - 81 Auckland University - studying architecture
    Canterbury University - studying commerce
    1983 - 89 lived in the MacKenzie Country working seasonally at Ohau Ski Area, watercolour painting and screenprinting with the mountainous environment for inspiration
    1992 travelled and painted in Canada, USA, South America, France and Spain
    1993 started working with acrylic and oils and exhibiting in group shows – joined regular life drawing group and set up studio
    1995 etching course at Christchurch Polytech and developed skills in monotype and drypoint
    1996 painting trip to England, France, Switzerland
    1998 first solo exhibition
    1999 Painting trip to France and Italy
    2006 Painting trip to France and Italy

  • Awards


    Professional Recognition/Awards
    1997 Merit Award – Malvern Community Art Society
    Merit Award – Ashburton Society of Art
    1999 Members' Choice Award – COCA Christchurch
    2001 Premier Art Award – Ashburton Society of Art
    2006 TrustPower Award – Ashburton Society of Art
    2012 MCAC Friends Award – Malvern Community Art Society
    2018 Second prize - Edinburgh Realty Art Awards, Dunedin

  • Exhibitions

    2001 – 14 annual exhibitions at Millwood Gallery (Wellington) and Little River Gallery (Banks Peninsula)
    2014 Exhibition at Gallery de Novo, Dunedin
    2015 Exhibition at Millwood Gallery, Wellington
    2016 View Point at Little River Gallery
    2018 Water & Light at Little River Gallery, New work Bryce Gallery

    Represented by
    Parnell Gallery, Auckland
    Millwood Gallery, Wellington
    Bryce Gallery www.brycegallery.co.nz Christchurch
    Little River Gallery www.littlerivergallery.com Banks Peninsula
    McAtamney Gallery www.mcatamneygallery.co.nz Geraldine
    Wanaka Fine Art www.wanakagallery.com Wanaka
    Eade Gallery, Clyde
    Gallery de Novo www.gallerydenovo.co.nz Dunedin
    Central Galleries, Queenstown

Showing 1–16 of 22 artworks

Philip Beadle

Cloud shadows near Middlemarch
25 x 35cm Framed: 52 x 62 x 3cm Oil on canvas board $1,450.00

Philip Beadle

Vineyard, Bannockburn
25 x 35cm Framed: 54.5 x 65 x 3.5cm Oil on canvas board Sold

Philip Beadle

Sunlight on the Clutha
25 x 28cm Framed: 54 x 57 x 3.5cm Oil on canvas board Sold

Philip Beadle

Shotover River from the Remarkables Road
39 x 29cm Framed: 61 x 51 x 3cm Oil on canvas board Sold

Philip Beadle

Clutha River from Alexandra
102 x 102 cm oil on canvas $5,500.00

Philip Beadle

Portobello and Otago Harbour from Highcliff Road
75.5 x 102 cm oil on canvas $4,950.00

Philip Beadle

Mt. Cook
Framed: 35 x 27.5 cm oil on canvas Sold

Philip Beadle

Apple Orchard
Framed: 25 x 35 cm oil on canvas Sold

Philip Beadle

Ahuriri River, MacKenzie Country
75 x 102 cm oil on canvas Sold

Philip Beadle

Lakefront, Wanaka
100 x 150 cm oil on canvas Sold

Philip Beadle

Arrow River
oil on canvas Sold

Philip Beadle

Ruby Island, Lake Wanaka
Framed: 55 x 62 cm oil - framed natural timber frame Sold

Philip Beadle

Vineyard on Earnscleugh Rd., Clyde
Framed: 54 x 64 cm oil - framed with gold leaf Sold

Philip Beadle

Hawkburn Road and the Remarkables
Framed: 54 x 64 cm oil - framed with gold leaf Sold

Philip Beadle

Boatsheds, Turnbulls Bay, Otago Harbour (10276)
75.5 x 102 x 30 cm oil on canvas Sold

Philip Beadle

Norwest from the Rock and Pillar Range (10276)
76.5 x 102 x 30 cm oil on canvas Sold