Shotover (2012) by artist Anna Reid, of Dunedin. Photo supplied.
Dunedin artist Anna Reid will introduce her debut Wakatipu
exhibition to the public in the Arrowtown Gallery next
Between a dozen and 18 mixed-media pieces were expected to be
displayed, gallery owner Simon Beadle said yesterday.
The printmaker and painter's latest exhibition in Dunedin
sold out earlier this year, he said.
''She is our top-selling artist and she appeals to so many
people because she's contemporary in her approach, but it's
''She takes traditional subjects, but gives them a
contemporary feel and they're beautifully decorative in their
Anna Reid, nee Gordon, was raised on a high country farm in
the Cardrona Valley and attended St Hilda's Collegiate School
and Otago Polytechnic in Dunedin before travelling overseas.
After living in England, Reid returned to New Zealand to once
again live in Dunedin. She attended a fine and visual arts
course for five years before establishing a studio in Dowling
She has lived next to Otago Harbour for 20 years, and her
artist's statement said she was drawn to outcrops of land and
water. Several of her works represented these.
Her paintings are mainly acrylic and are texturally created
on board. The surface allows sanding and scrubbing between
layers of paint.
She also uses mixed media, dropping printmaking plates over a
Reid lives in St Leonards with her husband and their three
Mr Beadle said art enthusiasts were welcome to attend the
opening in the gallery in Berkshire St on December 20 at
5.30pm. They could register their interest by emailing
or phoning (03) 442-1755.