Under Southern Skies - Graham Young and introducing Justin Venes
Friday 16 Feb to Sunday 11 Mar
Born in England, Graham has lived in New Zealand since 1982. Originally trained as a photolithographer, he had a long career in the design and print industry.
Graham returned to concentrate on his first love of oil painting in the early 2000s. Using vibrant colour and detail he has built a reputation for creating realistic paintings that capture the familiar, yet often overlooked scenes found throughout New Zealand.
With generous sponsorship from David Whitley, Justin Venes from the UK brings us his strikingly realistic portraits seen for the first time ever. Using art as a tool to deal with depression Justin show cases his beautiful portraits inspired by photographer Steve McCurry.