Raumati artist Kimbra Taylor, who teaches budding artists how to use the right side of their brains to enhance creativity, has a new show of her latest paintings at an Eastbourne Gallery.
She was invited to submit work for ‘Simply Watercolour’ at Red Roof Gallery, which shows the works of both established and emerging New Zealand artists.
Several examples of Kimbra’s skill in watercolour are on display. “Poplars at MacKays Crossing” is a deft work that captures spring light and a delicate sense of movement, of the wind in the leaves.
“Puka” was painted in a friend’s garden. Subtle gradations of green convey the aliveness of stem and leaf, the rising sap. “Spring Garden – Abstract” is “having fun” –it is a dynamic kaleidoscope of brick red and curling fern fronds.
An experienced artist and tutor, Kimbra is currently teaching drawing and painting on the Kapiti Coast and in Wellington at Massey and Inverlochy Art House. Her passion is the creative process and teaching others how to access their creativity through what she terms ‘Rightmode’ – recognizing and utilizing the right side of the brain.
Recently she has become interested in how the creative process that is accessed through drawing can have much wider applications, for instance in business and in life.
Kimbra’s website is: www.artmode.co.nz
Other artists exhibiting in “Simply Watercolour” include well known names – Jacky Pearson, Wendy Masters, Phil Dickson and Alfred Memelink. Many of the paintings depict local scenes – views of Wellington, Days Bay, Matiu Soames, and the beach at Eastbourne.
Simply Watercolour runs until 18th May www.redroofgallery.co.nz