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4 — Howick and Botany Times, Wednesday, February 26, 2014 www.times.co.nz do you know Auckland is home to... the BEST LITTLE MUSIC STORE in the world!!! Proud to be going strong after 60 years in business! SHEET MUSIC Thousands of titles in stock!! Trinity, Royal Schools exams... Tutor books... Popular music... and heaps more... Thousands of happy customers!! We are here to help!! Buy online... www.pianotraders.co.nz 90 Mt Eden Rd, Auckland. Phone 0800 505 003. 124760 pianos from $2500 digital pianos from $1000 cellos $995 violins $249 guitars from $100 ukuleles from $48.50 road bike sale massive A+RightBike_5mmbleed.pdf 5 6/11/13 12:04 PM 125133 Artist David Quinlan exhibits a collection of his new paintings at the Farmgate Art Gallery in Clevedon until March 9. Times photo Wayne Martin Illustrating landscapes By Chris Harrowell ARTIST David Quinlan possesses a unique appreciation for the human form. The former architect displays more than a dozen of his new oil paintings at the Farmgate Art Gal- lery in Clevedon until March 9. Works by Mr Quinlan, who lives in Ararimu, Franklin, were last publicly displayed in East Auck- land when he exhibited paintings at Howick’s Uxbridge Cafe in August last year. He also took part in a recent group art exhibition with three others at the New Zealand Steel Gallery in Pukekohe. Mr Quinlan’s show in Cleve- don is entitled Recent Paintings. It includes colourful depictions of New Zealand landscapes and coastal scenes, including of the Awhitu Peninsula on Auckland’s west coast, and Miranda on the Firth of Thames. “I love big skies in paintings and seeing them disappearing into infin- ity,” Mr Quinlan told the Times. The exhibition also contains three paintings of nude models. Mr Quinlan’s preferred method of creating art is to work first with charcoal, pencil and watercolour paints, before completing each art- work with oil paints. “One of the most challenging things for an artist when painting a nude figure is trying to represent them as a person,” says Mr Quin- lan, who’s inspired by British artist Lucien Freud. “The most difficult part is cap- turing that likeness to the whole person. “The detail that’s the most dif- ficult is the eyes, but that can be done with little dabs of colour. “They say the eyes are the win- dow to the soul.” Mr Quinlan, originally from the United Kingdom, studied at the Liverpool School of Architecture. He moved to New Zealand in 1998 and is a former head of Opus Architects, based in Auckland. Mr Quinlan decided to turn his hand to art full-time after working as a professional architect for more than 30 years. After leaving the commercial design industry, he built an art stu- dio in the garden of his Ararimu home and immersed himself in the creative world. When he’s not working on one of the paintings in his home studio, Mr Quinlan hones his craft as part of a drawing and painting group based in Franklin. Mr Quinlan’s art exhibition Recent Paintings displays at Farm- gate Art Gallery, 20 Main Road, Clevedon, until March 9. It’s open to the public from 9am- 4pm Tuesday to Sunday. Entry is free and all works are for sale.
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