Snells Beach artist Charles Anderson, who paints under the name of Raeburn, will be the guest artist at a Kawau Bay Artists exhibition in the old Masonic Hall, in Warkworth, over Queen’s Birthday weekend.
Members of the Kawau Bay painters group are Jenny Arnerich, Colleen Kangwai, Lillian Fromont and Suzanne Williams.
Since retiring from a career in mechanical design and engineering 14 years ago, Charles has rekindled a childhood love of drawing which has developed into a passion for painting.
While he predominantly works in acrylic paint on canvas, he is also an accomplished charcoal and pencil sketch artist completing several commissioned portraits for people.
He has won several awards, including first place in the Intermediate Category of last year’s Snells Beach Great Summer Art Exhibition and People’s Choice in last year’s Estuary Arts members’ exhibition.
“I have no particular style, I just paint what I enjoy,” he says. “I like experimenting with abstract forms and employ different techniques involving throwing paint at the canvas. I like to see the influence over the final result. I also enjoy portraiture, especially the challenge of capturing a mood or emotion at a particular point in time and bringing the person to life.”
The exhibition will be held on Friday and Saturday, June 1 and 2, from 9.30am until 3pm.