Local subjects encapsulated

Kawau Bay Painters, from left, Lillian Fromont, Jenny Arnerich and Colleen Kangwai.

Four local artists are holding an exhibition in Warkworth this month, featuring paintings of local scenery, bird life and Chinese brushwork.

The exhibition will be held at the old Masonic Hall from Friday November 11 to Sunday 13, from 10am to 3pm daily.
There will be 40 works on show from artists Colleen Kangwai, Lillian Fromont, Suzanne Williams and Jenny Arnerich, who call themselves the Kawau Bay Painters.

It is the third year the women have combined forces for the event, which is the main exhibition of the artists work.
Colleen paints in a Chinese brush style, working on silk and rice paper. She has been practicing the technique for about 20 years after learning the discipline in London.

Lillian paints in acrylic, focusing on realistic depictions of native birds and landscapes.

“I paint a lot of local beaches and summery scenes with pohutukawa and a lot of birds!”

Jenny says she paints in an impressionist style, depicting local subject matter, while Suzanne has a more experimental, mixed media approach.

The women are all members of the Kowhai Art and Craft organisation.

The exhibition will also feature work from Snells Beach School students.