Oil-on-linen painter Karl Maughan travels from Wellington
to introduce his latest artworks, including Omaio (2014),
at Milford Galleries Queenstown on Friday. Photo by Glenn
Wellington artist Karl Maughan will attend the preview of
his new exhibition, ''Woodlands'', at Milford Galleries
Queenstown on Friday.
The Elam School of Fine Arts graduate will present 10
oil-on-linen paintings created in 2013-14. Woodlands is
Maughan's fourth solo show at the gallery in Church Lane.
Maughan came to the attention of British arts benefactor
Charles Saatchi in 1998, who has bought several works.
Maughan was included in the Saatchi Gallery, London
exhibitions ''The Neurotic Realism'' in 1998 and ''I'm a
Camera'' in 2001.
In 1998, he was offered the opportunity to install a major
six-panel work, A Clear Day in the Habitat in Chelsea,
The work was bought by Te Papa in 2000.
Senior art consultant Jacinta Byron said Maughan's Woodlands
was a ''dynamic exhibition featuring vibrant paintings simply
bursting with saturated colour''.
''His beloved rhododendrons are complemented by green lush
foliage and brightly coloured petals of various flower
species; bright colours jostle and energise through the use
of light and shadow.
''Woodlands highlights a sophistication and maturity of style
that is testament to the dedication Maughan has shown to his
painting practice over time.''
• Karl Maughan previews ''Woodlands'' on April 4 from 5.30pm.
The exhibition runs until April 30.