Desiree has been living in Marton for the past 8 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.
When painting Desiree uses acrylic on canvas, with in-depth colour, varying textures, collage and mixed media techniques. However, in 2011 she found a passion for printmaking after completing 3 terms at Inverlochy House, Wellington. The various collagraphy, etching, woodcut and dry-point/intaglio techniques have encouraged a more spirited approach to her art work
Desiree considers her artwork to be contemporary, abstract and somewhat impressionist. Inspiration is drawn from travel both within New Zealand and internationally, significant life events, her garden and from the great artists Monet, Modigliani, Matisse and Picasso.
Past exhibitions include the Inverlochy Art School’s Annual Exhibition in January 2012 and 2013, and also at the New Zealand Art Show in August 2012.
Marton Market Day stall shared with Lorraine Barnett in 2014.
September 2015- Impressions Exhibition, Feilding Arts and Crafts Centre, a shared show with Lorraine Barnett/Potter.
In both 2016 and 2017 Desiree helped develop and run PUG Creative, a pop-up gallery situated in Marton.
In 2018/2019 Desiree participated in the Wanganui Artist Open Studios as part of a group named the Bronze Garden Party. Desiree will be partipating solo in the 2022 Open Studios aptly named the Garden Lounge. Desiree will be located at her home, opening up her garden, studio and in-home gallery
Past sales have been from cafes in Wellington City, The Barber’s Art Gallery - Marton, The Store, Ballance Bridge, Pahiatua, Outrageous Gallery - Whanganui, PUG Creative, Artist Open Studios, Facebook and Commissions.
Etchings are available framed or unframed (wrapped with mat and backing boards). Paintings are canvas or if on paper are framed.
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For my framing requirements I use Guthrie Bowron, Marton.