Bruce MacGregor

Painting Sculpture Drawing/Illustration

Painting, Drawing, Printmaking, Interior Design, Sculpture, Furniture Design

I have been drawing and painting from memory since I was four years old. My father taught me to draw as a tool to learn reading and writing.

I have experimented with all manners of paints, dyes, stains, other mediums, metal and timber looking for ways to express my experiences of life and the world. Hence line, colour, texture, abstraction and sculpture are all tools for my creative expression

I am largely self taught but where needed, as with my print making, I am grateful for the sharing of technique and knowledge of Perry Davies, and more recently, Dan Weldon at the University of Long Island, New York at a Masters in Art workshop.

My work can be viewed at my gallery, Lakehouse Studio. Just phone for an appointment.

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Jackson Ansted

Photography Drawing/Illustration

Born in 1996, Jackson Ansted has recently obtained his Bachelor of Applied Arts (Visual) at NorthTec Whangarei. Ansteds process involves the combination of Photography, Drawing/Digital Media, Text and Collage. His art is often reflective of various fringe subcultures, and explores the juxtaposition of various media.

His artistic practice is a reflection of his early influences of 80s-90s skateboarding and punk rock sub-cultural art, and attempts to juxtapose the grime and grunge aesthetics of the bygone era with a more modern 21st century approach. It originally began as a zine, but grew into a variety of outlets which reflects on him and his  friends' lives as skateboarders

It combines elements of photography, illustration, and text into a mish mash collage-esque approach which constantly alters its format of depiction. It aims at experimenting with how classical gallery aesthetics, and outsider subcultural artwork merge in contrast with each other, speaking on where subcultural art is positioned in the underlying hierarchy of modern culture.

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Sara King

Oil, Acrylic, Pastel Drawing/Illustration

Originally having trained and worked as a graphic designer, after a few years I moved into the field of lighting design. This really impacted on my art in terms of how we see colour, and how the wonderful way that a light source can change the feel of an object or scene. I paint in acrylics and I have also recently rediscovered my love for drawing. My recent paintings are a mixture of seascapes and Northland landscapes, living on a farm and in Northland you can't help be inspired by the natural beauty all around us. I have moved into my drawing series, inspired also by the scenes presented to me at home.

I hope you enjoy viewing my pieces, as much as I enjoyed creating them. See you at KOAST 2018.

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