Murray Clode & Tony Pearce at Creative Tauranga


Regular ARTbop contributor  Diane Hume-Green comments on a recent exhibition of the works of Murray Clode and Tony Pearce held at the Creative Tauranga Community Gallery, Willow Street, Downtown Tauranga.

Creative Tauranga had two artists with totally different styles exhibiting recently. Tony Pearce had a series of beautiful oil seascapes on show. Capturing the movement of the surf is difficult but you could almost see and hear the crashing waves on viewing these works. They were the result of three years work by Tony who was inspired by the sea around the Bay of Plenty. They were excellent examples of our coastline captured on canvas with all the blue hues we love.

Murray Clode paints images we all know and love and his work had many sold stickers. Buzzy Bees, farm vehicles and iconic caravans in bold colours leap off the canvas with their bold style. I also liked his tongue in cheek series entitled ‘Deep and Meaningful’, a series of framed Giclee Prints. The small size would make a great gift for someone with a sense of humour.

With titles like Check in, AutoPilot and Face Your Tiger and the accompanying blurb they are sure to make you smile. You can follow Murray Clode on Facebook and Twitter.


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