Desiree has been living in Marton for the past 9.5 years after making a lifestyle move from Wellington. She has been able to grow artistically during this time. Desiree began painting in 2003 but is now focused on printmaking, producing limited editions. Print runs rarely exceed 10 and prints are somewhat hybrid as she combines printmaking techniques together to add colour and interest.
in 2011 Desiree found a passion for printmaking after completing 3 terms at Inverlochy House in Wellington. The various collagraphy, etching, woodcut and drypoint/intaglio techniques have encouraged a more spirited and delicate approach to her art work. Desiree has enjoyed using tetrapak and old cd's to use as plates, each of which have their challenges to work with, but turn out very interesting results.
Past exhibitions include: Inverlochy Art School's Annual Exhibitions in January 2012/2013, and also at the New Zealand Art Show in August 2012. Marton Market Day stall shared with Lorraine Barnett/Potter - 2014. September 2015 - Impressions Exhibition, Feilding Arts and Crafts Centre, a shared show with Lorraine Barnett/Potter. In 2016/2017 Desiree helped develop and run PUG Creative, a pop-up gallery situated in Marton.
Past sales have been from cafes in Wellington, The Barber;s Art Gallery - Marton, The Store Ballance Bridge - Pahiatua, Outrageous Gallery - Whanganui, PUG Creative, Peacock & Sons - Marton, Whanganui Artist Open Studios, Facebook and Commissions.
More exciting is that Desiree had a piece accepted into the 2022 Pattillo Art Review, which was exhibited at the Sarjeant Gallery Wanganui November 2022 to February 2023. Also exhibited in Rangitikei Artist Exhibition at Square Edge, Palmerston North 2022.
Whanganui Artist Open Studios
In 2018/2020 Desiree participated in the Whanganui Artist Open Studios with 4 other artists called The Bronze Garden Party. With a change in Studio name to the Garden Lounge - Desiree exhibited solo in 2022 and again in 2023.
Framing and Mounting - Guthrie Bowron (Humphry Calkin) - Marton.
Hotwyr - Print Accepted into Pattillo Review 2022/23
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