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Sarah McBeath

“A graduate from Canterbury University School of Fine Arts and Christchurch Secondary Teachers College, I have taught art and art history at a number of schools in Whangarei and Helensville. I have been working full-time as a painter for the last ten years. As a painter and printmaker I have exhibited regularly in group and one-person shows throughout New Zealand and my work is held in private and public collections both in New Zealand and overseas. I have lived for many years in Waimauku and in that time have come to know and love the landscape here well.

I have always loved paint. The way it changes on different surfaces; the resonance of layered pigment; the slabbiness of impasto, delicacy of glazes.

Landscape is more than just something to hang my paint on. I feel a deep empathy for the land. The sense of energy and life underlying the land impels and provokes my response. I love the scribble of trees across the sky, the deep fathomless nature of dense bush and the variety of shapes within it. I like comparing the light of sky and sea to the dark secretive places in the landscape.

The Kaipara is a place that for me repeatedly invokes my love for the land. Sky and sea - vast areas of translucent glowing; dark cloud-trampled sky and the harbour shines; a mirror in the early morning; turquoise in the day, the characteristic opaque ochre gleam of the mudflats at full tide. With each change of light the Kaipara is reborn.”

On Taylor Road:Wharauroa/Kukupa., 2008,

This is a print on high quality paper with premium inks.

Each one is editioned and signed

1200x600mm  $90