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Carol Theologo

As an oil painter living in Wellington, New Zealand, I take inspiration from the native wildlife and vegetation. My paintings don’t attempt to duplicate what I see in nature, but rather to capture a fragment of the wildness and beauty we could so easily destroy.  Native birds are a real passion of mine and I try to capture some of the magic I feel whilst exploring New Zealand’s wildlife.

Over time I have developed my own style and technique, one that lends itself to imperfection.  Sometimes I leave spaces that one might desire to give a more finished look, and by doing so, allow the viewer to complete the story.  Using various oil mediums to create different effects I then draw into and make marks with various tools. I enjoy using thinly glazed layers that reveal some of the luminosity of the first layer of paint.  Expressing myself is often as much about applying the paint as it is removing it.

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