abstract, landscapes

Unveiled by Christine Maynard

Eade Gallery

02 Mar 2024 – 03 Apr 2024

The South Island’s unspoilt landscapes are the subject of Christine Maynard’s solo exhibition at Eade Gallery in March 2024 with ten original works to be unveiled.
“My abstract paintings are inspired by the lush rainforests, vast mountain ranges, rugged West Coast beaches, the depths of Fiordland and our beautiful Central Otago,” says Christine.
“These paintings reveal aspects and details of the landscape that the eye would not normally see with many layers and suggestions of what lies beneath the surface.”
Her appealing large-scale canvas works feature layered acrylic paint creating
a textured aesthetic that is highlighted with various glazes.
“I begin by layering acrylic paint on canvas and don’t purposefully choose a particular colour palette, it just evolves as I go. The paint layers are then scraped back to unveil marks and textures hidden below. Once found I use a fixative medium to ensure these gems don’t get buried again then the process starts again. Tying each piece together into one harmonious whole is a complex and
challenging task.”
Christine has a fondness for patinas on old buildings, ancient floor tiles, vintage fabrics and rustic and bohemian décor. “These influences contribute to the earthy organic feel of the paintings. As an artist, I am continually striving to
represent the natural beauty of our country.”