• Greer Clayton

Parnell Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of new works by Greer Clayton.

Clayton is a contemporary painter who masterfully extracts the essence of New Zealand’s natural environment through her large-scale immersive landscapes.

Drawing on retrospection and evocation, and conceptualised through the act of painting, Clayton’s atmospheric compositions present an abstracted impression of her chosen scene rather than a direct topographical representation. The resulting paintings exude a subliminal connectivity with the land itself, offering themselves as instruments with which to view beyond what the naked eye has previously submitted as fact when experiencing these familiar places ourselves. Moody, timeless, and ethereal, the paintings encourage introspection and a sense of halcyon solitude.

For Clayton, abstraction acts as a vehicle; the ambiguity of a location presiding as an invitation for the viewer to bring their own memories and projections of a place and time into the space. Her sensitive enquiry into atmosphere and terrain catalyses subtle variations of colour, light, and form, and serenely invokes a visual dialogue with Clayton’s own recollections and musings.

Having graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Elam School of Fine Arts in 1996, Clayton went on to travel extensively, exhibiting in Sydney, London, and Scotland.

Opening Hours

  • Mon-Fri: 10.00am – 5.30pm
  • Sat: 10.00am – 4.00pm
  • Sun: 11.00am – 4.00pm


  • 263 Parnell Rd
  • Parnell, Auckland 1052