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Alan Waters

Gallery: Alan Waters' Art Gallery, Signposted at:, Rapid 81, Pigeon Rock Road, (Off Cornish Point Road), Bannockburn, Central Otago

Originally from NZ, I lived overseas for 30 years and returned in 2002 at the invitation of a major Auckland Art Gallery. An Award Winning Artist for 17 years, my art is very different, surprising and reflects the disbelieving elements of the unexpected.

Watercolour is my vastly preferred medium. Recent technological developments of this medium make it equal in terms of lightfastness and colour brilliance to ALL other mediums. I am also known for taking watercolour out of its 'old-fashioned' and 'boring' categories with paintings that consistently defy all conventions, logic and traditions.
This is NOT the traditional or old-fashioned watercolour medium!

Articles on my work have been widely published in newspapers and magazines and are being acknowledged throughout NZ and elsewhere for their innovation, daring concepts and quirkyness. Countless successes in exhibitions and competitions constantly demonstrate public acceptance.

I attended a 'World Artists Exhibition' in the UK (November, 2010; 62 artists from 17 countries) where I was one of the only 2 NZ artists to be selected for this prestigious exhibtion.

Ultra Contemporary style with Visual Deception would best describe my work, as my prolific and startling ideas repeatedly challenge viewers previous artistic thoughts.

My modern gallery with expansive mountain and water views is open 1 - 5 pm daily and other times by calling first.