• Pamela Wolfe

Pamela Wolfe is regarded as one of New Zealand’s pre-eminent painters and is renowned for her beautiful vibrant canvases of large flowers.

In previous years, Wolfe’s floral portraits made a clear connection with 17th century Dutch still life paintings, and were distinguished by their dark backgrounds. The flowers in these recent works are presented against lighter backgrounds, giving the floral arrangements a contemporary appearance, with a sharp and intense sense of colour.

Wolfe employs a full, saturated palette depicting the three phases of the flower – from bud to bloom and inevitable decay – thereby referencing the passage of time and the effects that it wreaks on nature.

Opening Hours

  • Monday - Friday 9.30am - 5.30pm, Saturday 10am - 4pm, Sunday 11am - 4pm

ARTIS Gallery

  • 280 Parnell Road
  • Parnell, Auckland 1052