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Mark Bellringer

Documenting the landscape makes up a large part of my personal work. I like to find interesting points of view in the “ordinary everyday that surrounds us”.

Paintings in the last 12 months are based mostly from my travels around the back roads of Taranaki on my Royal Enfield. They are painted Plein Air (on location), or in my studio in the managers office of the old BNZ Bank in Eltham from various references and memories. They are painted “Alla Prima” - wet-on-wet” and in direct painting style, a method of painting in which artists apply paint to the canvas essentially in one sitting. The source material is endless and I am continuing to document the landscape around me. I have also produced a number of commissions over the last couple of years.

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