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Eade Gallery - Weaving Celtic Art into Te Tai Poutini, by Dorothy Piper

Location: Eade Gallery
Region: Clyde
Dates: Fri, 2 December 2022 - Sat, 31 December 2022 @ Daily

  • Eade Gallery - Weaving Celtic Art into Te Tai Poutini, by Dorothy Piper

Relocating to Roxburgh and renovating an old farmhouse has been a catalyst of change for Central Otago water colourist Dorothy Piper whose work features in a solo exhibition at Eade Gallery in December. 
“My new studio has wonderful views over the Clutha River to the distant mountains. For many years I have painted large, highly detailed watercolours that take months to complete to my satisfaction. However, a recent light bulb moment saw a very simple move to painting smaller works but with no less detail. This change has enabled me to amass the number of works required for the solo exhibition.”
Dorothy and her husband Malcolm spent several years living on the West Coast and the wild nature of the area left a lasting impression on her artistic direction. “Nature provides the most perfect and exquisite garden nowhere better than in the West Coast rainforest. A storm blown tree will become host to a myriad of small, delicate plants on the forest floor. It is these exquisite and miniscule aspects of the rainforest I have tried to capture in my art.”


Eade Gallery

17A Holloway Street, Clyde, New Zealand