"The works of Brian C.Strong... the essence of indigenous New Zealand...an emotional and spiritual reaction to the environment...a statement of our ever changing moods... and simply unique."
Welcome to the remote, exotic island nation that occupies the heart and mind of leading New Zealand landscape artist and painter, Brian C. Strong.
"Our New Zealand landscape is the constant provocation and inspiration behind my paintings. In recent work, the landscape is composed in such a way that it gives us several images within the space of the painting.
Light, the pristine, clear, sharp contrast of the shapes in the sky, water, and coastal land formations... all conspire to participate in the compositions.
In recent times, the icon image of the Nikau palm has been intentionally chosen for its majestic form and used as a symbol of New Zealand's growth and prestige".
Experience the power of a land transformed by the imagination, the skilful blend of landscape and maori history and the emotional and spiritual beauty of these timeless works.
Brian C. Strong studied at the University of Canterbury gaining a Diploma of Fine Arts with Honours. He has exhibited throughout New Zealand since 1965, is featured in private collections throughout the world and receives many commissions.
Brian welcomes visitors to his Studio and Gallery, which is nestled in a stunning garden setting in the heart of Nelson.
The Studio/Gallery is open everyday from 10.30am - 4.30pm, or visit by appointment by arranging a time with the artist that is convenient for you.
Please phone (03) 548 8766, or email Brian.
For an immediate selection of works visit the online Gallery.
Brian C.Strong works are also available at Fisher Fine Arts, Christchurch.