Subantartic Series: Beam
Mixed Media on Board
380 × 380 mm
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
350 x 350 mm
Paper Size: 380 x 380 mm
This artwork is framed in a white tray frame.
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.