• Elizabeth Rees

Elizabeth Rees has been exhibiting with ARTIS Gallery since 2011. She began with social satire linked to television and celebrity and her work explored the relationship between the body, the mind and the environment in which we exist.

This collection of new oil paintings by Elizabeth Rees marks the beginning of a new studio and lifestyle in the Bay of Islands. Fascinated by people from all walks of life in her Northland community, Rees began to assemble her impressions and visual notes on the colours, vegetation and pace of life in her new environment.

Rees is a painter of mystery – the viewer will interpret these works in different ways and that is their strength.

“My paintings I hope will convey just a thought about the beauty that is on our doorstep and fundamentally a part of us.

The most mundane aspects of our lives are often majestic – if we only knew it. We live in such overwhelming beauty and we so often take it for granted and never stop to take it in.”

– Elizabeth Rees 2022

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  • 280 Parnell Road
  • Parnell, Tāmaki Makaurau, Auckland, 1052