JOHN JOHNSTON – OLD SHED KING COUNTRY (AWARDED)
Title: Old Shed King Country
Artist: John Johnston
Oil Size: 34.5cm x 24.5cm
Frame Size: 49cm x 39cm
Year: 1970s / early 1980s
John Johnston was an Auckland painter and photographer. This painting won a New Zealand Painting and Printmaker Award, but cannot trace the year. It would have been in the 1970s or early 1980s.
SUMMER HOLIDAY – HUGE PAINTING
Title: Summer Holiday
Artist: SIRPA ALALAAKKOLA
Oil Size: 100cm x 150cm
Vibrant, textured, oil painting by SIRPA ALALAAKKOLA. Every one loves this painting as it’s so NZ summer! It valued more than $6000 but on promotion only $4800! Be quick.
ROBERT MORE – LANDSCAPE PAINTING
Artist: Robert More
Frame Size: 130cm x 65cm
This landscape painting is very lovely. The artist is an American artist – Robert More. A lot of his painting have been sold in Ohio in the united states of America.
OIL PAINTING – COCK FIGHT
Material: Oil on Canvas
Art Size: 58cm X 39cm
It is definitely a painting, not a print. Clearly signed to the right hand corner.
Condition: Very good. The frame does show water marking in places, this does not in any way affect the painting itself.
NANCY DE FREITAS – BLOOD FLOORS/CLAY WALLS (HUGE)
Title: Blood Floor/Clay Walls
Artist: Nancy de Freitas
Material: Acrylic on Canvas
Oil Size: 130cm x 110cm
Frame Size: 134cm x 114cm
Nancy de Freitas Large Acrylic On Canvas. “Blood Floors/Clay Walls” part of her family album series. Signed & dated 92 bottom right. The image is in “Very Good” condition. The Rimu frame is also “Very Good”.
For the author’s explain, the three rooms refer to: 1) the place of the family/mother relationship 2) the honing of independence in wider relationships (ie to the family/siblings first) and 3) the growth of ego and personal strength. The bald heads refer to our human vulnerability and innocence.
All of the paintings in this series had a reflective/dark side and consider them to be the best of Nancy’s whole career. This one, ‘Blood Floor, Clay Walls’, is the cornerstone painting of the series. Hope to get a public gallery collection or a significant private collection so that it could be seen by many.
DENNIS PORTTER THE SINGING DETECTIVE
Title: DENNIS PORTTER THE SINGING DETECTIVE
Artist: William Bouwmeester
Material: Oil on Canvas
Picture Size: 83cm x 63cm
A large oil/acrylic on board painting signed Willem B. This is based upon Dennis Potter and the TV series The Singing Detective. It is Dated Aug 1992. William Bouwmeester is a well known New Zealand artist who came from Holland and emigrated to New Zealand in the 1950s or thereabouts. Quite a well known artist.
The picture measures approx 83cm x 63cm. It is quite striking. Is bold and has good colour. Could do with a bit clean and a dust, but apart from that it is fine. Great if you collect Willem Bs work or just want a striking different painting. Be quick.
BEN BARRETT – ZULU WOMEN SELLING POTS
Title: Zulu Women selling pots
Artist: Ben Barrett
Material: Oil on canvas board
Oil Size: 61.2cm x 40.6cm
Media is oil on Canvas board measuring 61 cm by 40 cm painted 11 years ago by Ben Barrett of South Africa. It needs a frame or some screws to hang.