Blossom inspires painter's work

Photo by Peter McIntosh.
Photo by Peter McIntosh.
Watercolourist Gordon Evans, in the Dunedin Community Gallery, with a work inspired by blossom.

Mr Evans has filled the gallery with the plants, flowers and blossoms which inspired his latest exhibition.

''I can't remember a time when I didn't love flowers,'' the 66-year-old said.

Mr Evans trained under renowned Dunedin watercolourist Harry V. Miller, from 1960 to 1966.

''He was one of New Zealand's best. I trained together with Grahame Sydney. We painted in the Old English style, where you used a limited palette and mixed all the colours together.

''We never used black. Black was taboo. It was a dead colour. I like light and life.''

The exhibition is at the gallery from 11am to 6pm today.

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