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She works from her studio in Summerhill overlooking the Oxford Ranges and is often out walking in the local landscape or down at the Rakahuri River and this inspires much of her work. A landscape and botanical artist at heart Kris has recently been exploring figurative drawing and abstract painting. Kris loves drawing in a range of mediums and paints predominantly in acrylic and watercolour.
“The world around me is where I draw my ideas and inspiration from. Trees, mountains and water together with plants and flowers that live in the environment along with music, create my spiritual world. When I paint I want to capture the wonders that surround us and in turn ask the viewer in to use their own imagination and experiences to make sense and meaning for themselves.
A childhood in Central Otago and a lifetime of enjoyment from arts and crafts has given me a natural sense of colour, texture, light and landscape. My passion is to use the medium of oils to create stunning paintings that will delight the hearts of lovers of this beautiful land with its rugged vistas. I am privileged to live surrounded by what I love to paint.
On the northern edge of the Canterbury Plains, you will find Amy Hoedemakers and her studio. Nestled in the natural landscape that provides much of the inspiration for her abstract landscape paintings, this established artist creates atmospheric paintings that allow the viewer to enter and wander within.