Greer Clayton

Subantartic Series: Beam


Mixed Media on Board

380 × 380 mm


About this artwork

This painting is part of Greer Clayton’s “Beyond Fiordland” Subantartic Series.
As an invited artist with Heritage Expeditions, in late 2019 Greer travelled to the Subantarctic Islands including Campbell Island, Auckland Islands, The Snares, and returning back through Stewart Island, Doubtful and Dusky Sounds.

Creating the ‘Beyond Fiordland’ series of ten small works in response to her experiences throughout the journey, Greer seeks to capture the essence of these world heritage sites, rather than an exact photo memory of a specific landmark.

“This series seeks to encompass the colours, shapes and forms that imprinted on my mind throughout the trip, such as the deep khaki brown of the bull kelp, the vibrant pinks and ochres of the beautiful caves and rock faces, the exquisite sunrises and the deep teal blues and greens of the ocean and its banks, as well as the moody blue greys of the ever-changing Fiords.” - Greer Clayton

Image Size: 350 x 350 mm
Paper Size: 380 x 380 mm

Additional Information

This artwork is framed in a white tray frame.

Artist bio

Greer Clayton is a contemporary painter living in Auckland, New Zealand.

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

Clayton creates large-scale atmospheric paintings that extract the essence of our distinctive New Zealand terrain. From the artist, “I’m interested in the ‘feel’ of the environment, the changing light and the shifting clouds through the islands and mountains giving more movement and moodiness.  Landscapes have their own distinct colours and textures formed from native plants, rivers, lakes, and coastlines rising to the ever-changing skyline.  I aim to capture some of that energy visually.”

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