Above and Beyond
Mixed Media (Acrylic) on Canvas
1220 × 840 mm
As a follower of Greer Clayton’s work, you may be aware that she was recently invited by Pure Salt to sail aboard the vessel M.V Flightless to Tamatea Dusky Sound in remote Fiordland. This was a pivotal journey for Greer, and one that has both deeply inspired and informed her latest body of work.
Pure Salt, a Fiordland based adventure charter boat business, is passionate about conservation and shares the overall vision with the Department of Conservation for Tamatea Dusky Sound to be one of the most intact ecosystems on Earth, and Aotearoa’s largest ‘bio bank’. The Tamatea Dusky Sound Restoration project is an ambitious project and one that Greer is passionate about and would like support.
100% of the sale price of this painting will be donated to Pure Salt for the Tamatea Dusky Sound Restoration Project. Visit our NEWS page to read more about this Restoration Project and Pure Salt
Having graduated from Elam Art School in 1996 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts, Greer Clayton went on to travel extensively, successfully exhibiting work while based in Sydney, London, and Scotland. A return to New Zealand saw her settle in Auckland where she extended her practice to include interiors, earning her Diploma of Interior Design in 2015.
Greer continues a joyful engagement with our natural environment. Glazing with pearlised colour washes in mixed media acrylic, she inquires into subtle variations of colour, light and form. The result is a stunning range of atmospheric landscape-based paintings. The artist alludes to certain areas without being bound to a correct topographical representation. In this way she can freely respond to an experience of place once she has returned to her studio.