Antipodean Light (2012) is one of eight mixed media on
paper, oil-on-canvas and acrylic-on-board paintings by
Masterton artist Paul Martinson to feature in "Natural
Light", his second solo exhibition in Milford Galleries
Before taking up painting as a full-time career in 1987,
Martinson worked as a science technician for the Department
of Scientific and Industrial Research.
He was commissioned by Te Papa Tongarewa to paint New
Zealand's extinct birdlife in 2004, which resulted in
Extinct Birds of New Zealand, published in 2006.
Martinson exhibited a series of new works, marking a
significant change of direction in his painting and drawing,
• "Natural Light" is held upstairs in the Church Lane gallery
from November 17 to December 12.
• A total of 11 nationally significant artists are
represented in the "Works on Paper" showcase downstairs,
which runs between the same dates. The 26 paintings,
screenprints and drawings include work by Martinson, Dick
Frizzell, Stanley Palmer, Nigel Brown, Karl Maughan, Reuben
Paterson, Neal Palmer, Gary Waldrom, Simon Edwards and Toni