Queens Birthday Weekend will see another art exhibition at the Mangawhai museum but one with the difference of a new technique adopted by award-winning Waipu artist Colin Unkovich.
The exhibition is entitled ‘From Thin Air’, with each painting painstakingly prepared by airbrush, a technique involving considerable concentration and steadiness of hand so used by very few in the art world.
In choosing the Mangawhai venue Unkovich says he has been impressed by other exhibitions held there.
“The size and scope of the building lends itself well to easy and good viewing for the public and also strategic display of paintings.”
The exhibit will number up to forty prints of varying sizes and in three groupings – landscape, figurative and surreal. Some are painted off photographs and though the landscapes may cover places from the north to the south of the country, many will be recognised as local and well-known places.
“I paint what I like to look at,” says Unkovich whose hilltop home west of Waipu Cove gives him an expansive view of vast tracts of bush and sea which change by the day and the season feeding his imagination and talent.