Fifty Shades of Red
An Exhibition by Bee Doughty-Pratt
Popular Wellington artist Bee Doughty-Pratt is a regular exhibitor at Art Matakana and her vibrant abstract landscapes and seascapes will be showcased again this Easter with her exhibition “Fifty Shades of Red” running from Easter Friday April 18 through to May 11 2014. As the exhibition title suggests this show will bring together works painted with a passion for colour. Atmospheric, evocative, often large enough to make a real statement - and on this occasion mostly red!
Bee says “First and foremost I am all about colour and its emotional impact and although of course I do use other subsets of colour off and on all the time, I inevitably return to binge-paint my favourite pink, red and orange palette. I also try to capture the atmosphere and the essence of these ‘scapes, real or imagined, rather than the actual detail. I want the people who buy my paintings to feast their eyes on the colour and let their minds drift. And increasingly water seems to feature in virtually every canvas I paint . . . river water, lake water, sea water – all abstract water. The overall emphasis on water has to have something to do with life’s inevitable ebb and flow – sometimes overwhelmingly powerful, sometimes infinitely peaceful. Most of the paintings in this exhibition are typical of what I do.”
18 April - 11 May 2014
Opening 4pm Easter Friday
For more on Bee Doughty-Pratt visit her artist page