June 1-4, 2018. Gala Evening – Thursday, May 31, QUEENS BIRTHDAY WEEKEND, TSB BANK ARENA, WELLINGTON
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I originally trained as a zoologist and biochemist and after university worked as a research scientist with Shell U.K. However I have painted all my life and later studied Fine Art at Cheltenham College of Art.
15 years farming in the Welsh borders reduced time for painting but since emigrating to New Zealand 6 years ago I have reconnected with the art world.
The amazing light and dramatic landscape of my new country are exciting stimuli to use acrylics to develop my passion for colour and patterns. My work is continually evolving as, using the landscape as a starting point, I explore semi-abstraction and the language of colour. Recently I have extended this into studies of people, concentrating again on pattern and also body language.
I have successfully exhibited in the Hamilton, Wellington and Christchurch art shows as wall as many local exhibitions. My work is in private collections all over the world.
I have recently moved from Gisborne to live permanently in Coromandel Town, where the thriving and talented art culture stimulates my development as an artist.
To see different subjects and works in other media visit www.janlinklater.co.nz
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