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Bibliography: Wolfem Richard & Stephen Robinson. "Artists sat Work: New Zealand Paints and Sculptors in the Studio." Penguin Books, NZ, 2010.
Richard McWhannell - paints from life, no preparation. Focuses on portraiture 'Several Centuries of portraiture. It's a serious art form as far as I'm concerned. And what are we most interested in? Our own species." Artist at Work

Richard McWhannell - paints from life, no preparation. Focuses on portraiture 'Several Centuries of portraiture. It's a serious art form as far as I'm concerned. And what are we most interested in? Our own species." Artist at Work

John McLean  - ;McLean often compares his approach to painting to a dance, there being the point when the painting leads and the point when he leads: 'While I'm leading I scrutinise and I analyse and I do those sorts of things, but once I gauge that the process is taking over, then I'm being led and the dance is being taken on by the painting.' Artist at Work

John McLean - ;McLean often compares his approach to painting to a dance, there being the point when the painting leads and the point when he leads: 'While I'm leading I scrutinise and I analyse and I do those sorts of things, but once I gauge that the process is taking over, then I'm being led and the dance is being taken on by the painting.' Artist at Work

John McLean - Karakia for Departing Whaler. 'came to a point where realism was no longer satisfying him.' Likes to play to perspective and scale. Works currently are related to the rural and isolation in country life

John McLean - Karakia for Departing Whaler. 'came to a point where realism was no longer satisfying him.' Likes to play to perspective and scale. Works currently are related to the rural and isolation in country life

Heather Straka called 'Love'. She believes it's apparent that she's not 'a taught painter.' - Has merticulous surfaces, realistic, illusion. With her brushwork aims to leave no visible marks on the canvas : 'I'm interested in creating an image - it's not about the paint.' She refers to 'the seduction of the surface.' artist at work

Heather Straka called 'Love'. She believes it's apparent that she's not 'a taught painter.' - Has merticulous surfaces, realistic, illusion. With her brushwork aims to leave no visible marks on the canvas : 'I'm interested in creating an image - it's not about the paint.' She refers to 'the seduction of the surface.' artist at work

Heather Straka — Virgin of the Seven Sorrows "As an artist you do a daily autopsy on your models in some ways, compositionally you cut them and and do what you like." Artist at Work

Heather Straka — Virgin of the Seven Sorrows "As an artist you do a daily autopsy on your models in some ways, compositionally you cut them and and do what you like." Artist at Work

stephen bambury artist - he 'circled through seven years ago, 14 yrs ago, 28 yrs ago- and ofcourse you always come back to a different place.' - while some viewers suggest he's been there before

stephen bambury artist - he 'circled through seven years ago, 14 yrs ago, 28 yrs ago- and ofcourse you always come back to a different place.' - while some viewers suggest he's been there before

Stephen Bambury, Ghost XVIII, 2005,   chemical action  silver leaf on aluminium, 170 x 340mm. 'Mutual arrangement between artist and idea: 'We are trying to discover each other.' Artist at Work

Stephen Bambury, Ghost XVIII, 2005, chemical action silver leaf on aluminium, 170 x 340mm. 'Mutual arrangement between artist and idea: 'We are trying to discover each other.' Artist at Work

stephen bambury - He explains "I'm not trying to express an idea, I am trying to made a painting - that's all I'm trying to do." Artist at Work

stephen bambury - He explains "I'm not trying to express an idea, I am trying to made a painting - that's all I'm trying to do." Artist at Work

JEFF THOMPSON cows - 'Preference for existing colours arises because Thompson regards himself as a type of painter, on who is 'using other peoples' paint'.'

JEFF THOMPSON cows - 'Preference for existing colours arises because Thompson regards himself as a type of painter, on who is 'using other peoples' paint'.'

Jeff Thompson cow - career based on the transformation of everyday material. Uses congregated iron. Decisions on the iron he takes is based on colour

Jeff Thompson cow - career based on the transformation of everyday material. Uses congregated iron. Decisions on the iron he takes is based on colour

jacqueline fahey http://www.fletchercollection.co.nz/images/art/md/523.jpg

jacqueline fahey http://www.fletchercollection.co.nz/images/art/md/523.jpg