Oil on canvas
1100 mm x 550 mm
Private collection: J & R Batten
This is a commission I took on for a retired farmer who wanted a painting of the wonderful view from his old place at Te Arai.
The vista sweeps over farmland and stands of bush, taking in the Whangarei Heads to the north, the Hen and Chicks straight out in front, and the Mokohinaus and Great Barrier Island to the east.
As you can see, Jim was a very happy chap with his new painting, and his wife Rhoda was delighted to be able to discover all the familiar details of the landscape. It's a great way for them to enjoy something of the farm in their new home.
Over the years I have been asked a number times to paint farm scenes for people who love the rural life. These days so much of our green belt is being lost to big housing projects. We have just moved house ourselves, largely for that reason.
Pictured above is retired farmer Jim Batten with me presenting him with his completed commission.
"We have had Brian Moore's artwork over the years culminating in a beautiful painting of a scene taken from a property that we owned in Te Arai. The attention to detail is magnificent."
I have been a full time artist now for over thirty five years. In all that time my greatest joy has been the response of others to paintings or sculptures I have created.
Many of my works have been commissioned. That means somebody has approached me to do something specific for them. Often it involves going "on site" to study the subject, such as a farm or a beach, and find what is there that would "make" a painting.
Having worked out the best options for the composition it then becomes a matter of getting good photographs with the best lighting. This can mean going back for a second or even third time until I've got what I'm looking for. Once I've got everything together and ready the work begins. When the work is completed we source the right frame for the painting and get the finished piece into the hands of the new owner.
Do you have something in mind for a painting? Perhaps a scene you want captured, before it's changed forever.
Call me on 09-427 5728 to discuss what you're looking for.
Any enquiries are welcome - I'm very happy to answer your questions.
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