Author Archives: Katie Blundell

Franklin Arts Trail Open Studio Event Labour Weekend 2018

Inspired (I think partly) by the success of our Clevedon Art Trail there is now also a Franklin Arts Trail.

Along with many other local Artists in the wider Franklin area I will be open 10-4pm all Labour weekend long Saturday 20th-Monday 22 October, as part of this open studio event.

I hope you come and visit me to view my Gallery+ Studio, chat and check out my progress on my new work in progress.

Thanks
Katie Blundell Artist

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‘Living with creativity’ community project

 

This year, once more supported by the Clevedon Plunket Committee, Katie presents a new initiative ‘Living with Creativity’ in the hope that it opens conversations and fosters creativity in our everyday lives. This follows the great success of her ‘Under Pressure’ workshop series/exhibition in 2017 working with local parents and caregivers.

For kids that attend Clevedon Kindergarten there will be a free Creative thinking Kids Art Workshop at Clevedon Kindergarten on Friday 14th September 9-10am. Parents and caregivers of the Clevedon Kindergarten children are also welcome to attend.

For the broader community there will be a free Artist talk for local parents and caregivers where Katie will talk about fostering creativity. This is on Saturday 15th September 10-11am at Katie Blundell Artist Gallery+Studio, 331 North Road Clevedon.

To secure your place at the free Artist talk please RSVP to katieblundellartist@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

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Now part of the Wallace Arts Trust Collection

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I have a great story to tell you! On the last day of the ‘Urban Jungle’ Exhibition, who should walk into the gallery but Sir James Wallace!

As I rose from my chair to meet him, my legs became weak and my breathing raced. I managed to greet him and his colleagues and eventually after chatting for a while my heart rate returned to near normal. I was in shock! I had never dreamed I would ever get to meet this great man who does so much for Art.

To make a great story even greater he has even bought my painting ‘Out on a limb’, so that is now part of his Wallace Arts Trust Collection!

Pinch me! True story!!!

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Urban jungle Print

Title: Urban jungle Print (Flamingo)

Date: 2018
Status: For sale (some sold some available)
Medium: Limited edition of 10 prints available, 8 colour reduction woodblock print on 300gm fabriano paper                                    Size: 640mm x 480mm framed
Price: $280 Unframed $440 Framed (note: edition of 10 prints available)

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A little bird told me

Title: A little bird told me (Rhinoceros and Macaw)

Date: 2018
Status: SOLD
Medium: Archival colour ink and sumi ink drawing on 300gm fabriano paper
Size: 500mm x 420mm framed
Price: $380 framed

Katie Blundell Artist

 

 

 

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A wolf in sheep’s clothing

Title: A Wolf in sheep’s clothing (Wolf)

Date: 2018
Status: For sale (some sold some available)
Medium: Limited edition of 10 variable woodcut prints with spray paint and hand colouring                                    Size: 500mm x 420mm framed
Price: $200 unframed $340 framed (note: edition of 10 prints available)

Katie Blundell Artist

 

 

 

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Paint the town grey

Title: Paint the town grey (Chimpanzee)

Date: 2018
Status: SOLD
Medium: Archival colour ink, sumi ink and spray paint drawing on 300gm fabriano paper
Size: 950mm x 750mm
Price: $800 including frame

Katie Blundell Artist

 

 

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Grin and bear it

Title: Grin and bear it (Bear)

Date: 2018
Status: SOLD
Medium: Archival colour ink, sumi ink, graphite and oil pastel drawing on 300gm fabriano paper
Size: 950mm x 750mm
Price: $800 including frame

Katie Blundell Artist

 

 

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Eastlife and South Magazine Interview

Recently writer Jes Magill visited my studio and interviewed me about my upcoming exhibition at Railway Street Gallery. I am delighted to hear she thinks my paintings are “honest and clever with a humorous touch”

The story is in the June Eastlife Magazine pg 19 http://eastlife.co.nz

and the story has also been published in this month’s South Magazine pg 33 http://www.times.co.nz/south/

The double page spread includes a story about our Clevedon Art Trail and my friends Cheryl and James Wright at Art Industry so I hope you pick one up or look it up online.

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Urban Jungle Invite

‘Urban Jungle’ Solo Exhibition

This dream has been a long time in the pipeline but it’s happening, in fact it is nearly show time!!
I am excited to invite you to ‘Urban Jungle’ my upcoming Solo Exhibition at Railway Street Gallery in Newmarket. The opening is on Thursday 5th of July 5-8pm and I hope you can make it. All are welcome so please share this invite with family, friends and Art lovers so they can come along too.

Thanks heaps

Katie Blundell Artist

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Upcoming Solo Exhibition At Railway Street Studios (Art Gallery) Opening 5th July 5-8pm 2018

Dream coming true! I am very excited to announce I am having a Solo Exhibition at Railway Street Studios in Newmarket Opening 5th July 5-8pm. The Exhibition will run till the 21st July 2018.

Please sign up to my Seasonal Newsletter so that I can send you an invitation: http://katieblundellartist.com/subscribe/

Recently Fiona Cable owner of the Gallery came to visit my Studio and it is great to hear her perspective in her latest blog. Click the link below to read on: https://www.railwaystreetstudios.co.nz/blogs/news-exhibitions/clevedon-artist-a-force-of-nature

Thanks heaps

Katie Blundell Artist

 

 

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Scars and all

Title: Scars and all
Date: 2018
Status: Private collection
Medium: Acrylic enamel on plywood board
Size: 400 x 400mm
Price:  $500 NZ

 

 

 

 

Katie Blundell Artist

 

 

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Figure it out

Title: Figure it out
Date: 2018
Status: Private collection
Medium: Acrylic enamel on plywood board
Size: 400 x 400mm
Price:  $500 NZ

 

 

 

 

Katie Blundell Artist

 

 

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2018 Clevedon Art Trail Open Studio Event

 

We hope you come along to this year’s Clevedon Art Trail Open Studio Event. For more information and full programme details please go to clevedonarttrail.co.nz

I am teaching a free printmaking workshop “New” for 65 years + here in my Gallery+Studio.  Details below:

STUDIO 7 Katie Blundell Artist Gallery + Studio

Open 10am-4pm All Auckland Anniversary Weekend
331 North Road Clevedon

Katie will have her Gallery + Studio open all weekend and will run a free workshop.

“NEW” A Printmaking Workshop for 65 years +

Saturday 27th January 2018
10am-12pm
Maximum 6 Participants
A fun workshop inspired by your favourite “New” objects of all time. Participants will use woodcut and monoprint processes to create an individual work, guided by Katie Blundell Artist. The participants Artworks will then be exhibited in the Gallery for the long weekend.
Please contact Katie Blundell Artist to apply
katieblundellartist@gmail.com

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fruity

Heading into 2018 I am thrilled to be part of the upcoming Auckland Pride Festival.

I invite you to the opening on Saturday 3rd Feb 2-4pm.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please follow the fruity link below to the Auckland Pride Festival Programme:

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Uphill downhill series No 1

Title: Uphill downhill series No 1
Date: 2017
Status: For Sale
Medium: Acrylic painting on plywood with bespoke macrocarpa frame
Size: 630 x495mm
Price: $650 NZ

 

 

 

Description:

Someone once told me to “Get Real”. Within the context, they simply meant to get with the programme. They wanted me to be able to see and work inside parameters, to believe in a certain construct and way of thinking. What I realised was that my reality was different from theirs.

A lingering question revealed itself. What is real? Apparently, something that is true, that exists. Yet how does our personal perception sit with truth. Does everyone have their own truths?

This exhibition is an abstract chat about reality.

When I think of the real I see landscapes. So, I explored nature in a search to define the real. Instead I always found myself in nature. With these experiences in mind the resulting abstract paintings are real to me.

Katie Blundell Artist

 

 

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Uphill downhill series No 2

Title: Uphill downhill series No 2
Date: 2017
Status: For Sale
Medium: Acrylic painting on plywood with bespoke macrocarpa frame
Size: 630 x495mm
Price: $650 NZ

 

 

 

Description:

Someone once told me to “Get Real”. Within the context, they simply meant to get with the programme. They wanted me to be able to see and work inside parameters, to believe in a certain construct and way of thinking. What I realised was that my reality was different from theirs.

A lingering question revealed itself. What is real? Apparently, something that is true, that exists. Yet how does our personal perception sit with truth. Does everyone have their own truths?

This exhibition is an abstract chat about reality.

When I think of the real I see landscapes. So, I explored nature in a search to define the real. Instead I always found myself in nature. With these experiences in mind the resulting abstract paintings are real to me.

Katie Blundell Artist

 

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Uphill downhill series No 3

Title: Uphill downhill series No 3
Date: 2017
Status: For Sale
Medium: Acrylic painting on plywood with bespoke macrocarpa frame
Size: 630 x495mm
Price: $650 NZ

 

 

 

Description:

Someone once told me to “Get Real”. Within the context, they simply meant to get with the programme. They wanted me to be able to see and work inside parameters, to believe in a certain construct and way of thinking. What I realised was that my reality was different from theirs.

A lingering question revealed itself. What is real? Apparently, something that is true, that exists. Yet how does our personal perception sit with truth. Does everyone have their own truths?

This exhibition is an abstract chat about reality.

When I think of the real I see landscapes. So, I explored nature in a search to define the real. Instead I always found myself in nature. With these experiences in mind the resulting abstract paintings are real to me.

Katie Blundell Artist

 

 

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Uphill downhill series No 4

Title: Uphill downhill series No 4
Date: 2017
Status: Sold
Medium: Acrylic painting on plywood with bespoke macrocarpa frame
Size: 630 x495mm
Price: $650 NZ

 

 

 

Description:

Someone once told me to “Get Real”. Within the context, they simply meant to get with the programme. They wanted me to be able to see and work inside parameters, to believe in a certain construct and way of thinking. What I realised was that my reality was different from theirs.

A lingering question revealed itself. What is real? Apparently, something that is true, that exists. Yet how does our personal perception sit with truth. Does everyone have their own truths?

This exhibition is an abstract chat about reality.

When I think of the real I see landscapes. So, I explored nature in a search to define the real. Instead I always found myself in nature. With these experiences in mind the resulting abstract paintings are real to me.

Katie Blundell Artist

 

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Uphill downhill series No 7

Title: Uphill downhill series No 7
Date: 2017
Status: For Sale
Medium: Acrylic painting on plywood with bespoke macrocarpa frame
Size: 630 x495mm
Price: $650 NZ

 

 

 

Description:

Someone once told me to “Get Real”. Within the context, they simply meant to get with the programme. They wanted me to be able to see and work inside parameters, to believe in a certain construct and way of thinking. What I realised was that my reality was different from theirs.

A lingering question revealed itself. What is real? Apparently, something that is true, that exists. Yet how does our personal perception sit with truth. Does everyone have their own truths?

This exhibition is an abstract chat about reality.

When I think of the real I see landscapes. So, I explored nature in a search to define the real. Instead I always found myself in nature. With these experiences in mind the resulting abstract paintings are real to me.

Katie Blundell Artist

 

 

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Uphill downhill series No 6

Title: Uphill downhill series No 6
Date: 2017
Status: For Sale
Medium: Acrylic painting on plywood with bespoke macrocarpa frame
Size: 630 x495mm
Price: $650 NZ

 

 

 

Description:

Someone once told me to “Get Real”. Within the context, they simply meant to get with the programme. They wanted me to be able to see and work inside parameters, to believe in a certain construct and way of thinking. What I realised was that my reality was different from theirs.

A lingering question revealed itself. What is real? Apparently, something that is true, that exists. Yet how does our personal perception sit with truth. Does everyone have their own truths?

This exhibition is an abstract chat about reality.

When I think of the real I see landscapes. So, I explored nature in a search to define the real. Instead I always found myself in nature. With these experiences in mind the resulting abstract paintings are real to me.

Katie Blundell Artist

 

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Uphill downhill series No 5

Title: Uphill downhill series No 5
Date: 2017
Status: For Sale
Medium: Acrylic painting on plywood with bespoke macrocarpa frame
Size: 630 x495mm
Price: $650 NZ

 

 

 

Description:

Someone once told me to “Get Real”. Within the context, they simply meant to get with the programme. They wanted me to be able to see and work inside parameters, to believe in a certain construct and way of thinking. What I realised was that my reality was different from theirs.

A lingering question revealed itself. What is real? Apparently, something that is true, that exists. Yet how does our personal perception sit with truth. Does everyone have their own truths?

This exhibition is an abstract chat about reality.

When I think of the real I see landscapes. So, I explored nature in a search to define the real. Instead I always found myself in nature. With these experiences in mind the resulting abstract paintings are real to me.

Katie Blundell Artist

 

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Axis

Title: Axis
Date: 2017
Status: SOLD
Medium: Acrylic painting on plywood floating board
Size: 600 x 460mm
Price: $590 NZ

 

 

 

 

Description:

Someone once told me to “Get Real”. Within the context, they simply meant to get with the programme. They wanted me to be able to see and work inside parameters, to believe in a certain construct and way of thinking. What I realised was that my reality was different from theirs.

A lingering question revealed itself. What is real? Apparently, something that is true, that exists. Yet how does our personal perception sit with truth. Does everyone have their own truths?

This exhibition is an abstract chat about reality.

When I think of the real I see landscapes. So, I explored nature in a search to define the real. Instead I always found myself in nature. With these experiences in mind the resulting abstract paintings are real to me.

Katie Blundell Artist

 

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Arrival

Title: Arrival
Date: 2017
Status: SOLD
Medium: Acrylic painting on plywood floating board
Size: 600 x 460mm
Price: $590 NZ

 

 

 

 

Description:

Someone once told me to “Get Real”. Within the context, they simply meant to get with the programme. They wanted me to be able to see and work inside parameters, to believe in a certain construct and way of thinking. What I realised was that my reality was different from theirs.

A lingering question revealed itself. What is real? Apparently, something that is true, that exists. Yet how does our personal perception sit with truth. Does everyone have their own truths?

This exhibition is an abstract chat about reality.

When I think of the real I see landscapes. So, I explored nature in a search to define the real. Instead I always found myself in nature. With these experiences in mind the resulting abstract paintings are real to me.

Katie Blundell Artist

 

 

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Big dreams

Title: Big dreams
Date: 2017
Status: SOLD
Medium: Acrylic painting on plywood floating board
Size: 600 x 460mm
Price: $590 NZ

 

 

 

 

Description:

Someone once told me to “Get Real”. Within the context, they simply meant to get with the programme. They wanted me to be able to see and work inside parameters, to believe in a certain construct and way of thinking. What I realised was that my reality was different from theirs.

A lingering question revealed itself. What is real? Apparently, something that is true, that exists. Yet how does our personal perception sit with truth. Does everyone have their own truths?

This exhibition is an abstract chat about reality.

When I think of the real I see landscapes. So, I explored nature in a search to define the real. Instead I always found myself in nature. With these experiences in mind the resulting abstract paintings are real to me.

Katie Blundell Artist

 

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Shortcut

Title: Shortcut
Date: 2017
Status: SOLD
Medium: Acrylic painting on poplar floating board
Size: 600 x 1000mm
Price: $1200 NZ

 

Description:

Someone once told me to “Get Real”. Within the context, they simply meant to get with the programme. They wanted me to be able to see and work inside parameters, to believe in a certain construct and way of thinking. What I realised was that my reality was different from theirs.

A lingering question revealed itself. What is real? Apparently, something that is true, that exists. Yet how does our personal perception sit with truth. Does everyone have their own truths?

This exhibition is an abstract chat about reality.

When I think of the real I see landscapes. So, I explored nature in a search to define the real. Instead I always found myself in nature. With these experiences in mind the resulting abstract paintings are real to me.

Katie Blundell Artist

 

 

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Inside spaces outside spaces

Title: Inside spaces outside spaces
Date: 2017
Status: For Sale
Medium: Acrylic painting on poplar floating board
Size: 600 x 1000mm
Price: $1200 NZ

 

Description:

Someone once told me to “Get Real”. Within the context, they simply meant to get with the programme. They wanted me to be able to see and work inside parameters, to believe in a certain construct and way of thinking. What I realised was that my reality was different from theirs.

A lingering question revealed itself. What is real? Apparently, something that is true, that exists. Yet how does our personal perception sit with truth. Does everyone have their own truths?

This exhibition is an abstract chat about reality.

When I think of the real I see landscapes. So, I explored nature in a search to define the real. Instead I always found myself in nature. With these experiences in mind the resulting abstract paintings are real to me.

Katie Blundell Artist

 

 

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Pillow talk

Title: Pillow talk
Date: 2017
Status: For Sale
Medium: Acrylic painting on poplar floating board
Size: 1000 x 600mm
Price: $1200 NZ

 

 

 

 

Description:

Someone once told me to “Get Real”. Within the context, they simply meant to get with the programme. They wanted me to be able to see and work inside parameters, to believe in a certain construct and way of thinking. What I realised was that my reality was different from theirs.

A lingering question revealed itself. What is real? Apparently, something that is true, that exists. Yet how does our personal perception sit with truth. Does everyone have their own truths?

This exhibition is an abstract chat about reality.

When I think of the real I see landscapes. So, I explored nature in a search to define the real. Instead I always found myself in nature. With these experiences in mind the resulting abstract paintings are real to me.

Katie Blundell Artist

 

 

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Don’t walk on the grass

Title: Don’t walk on the grass
Date: 2017
Status: Not available
Medium: Acrylic painting on astroturf
Size: 2300 x 1900mm
Price:  POA

 

Description:

Someone once told me to “Get Real”. Within the context, they simply meant to get with the programme. They wanted me to be able to see and work inside parameters, to believe in a certain construct and way of thinking. What I realised was that my reality was different from theirs.

A lingering question revealed itself. What is real? Apparently, something that is true, that exists. Yet how does our personal perception sit with truth. Does everyone have their own truths?

This exhibition is an abstract chat about reality.

When I think of the real I see landscapes. So, I explored nature in a search to define the real. Instead I always found myself in nature. With these experiences in mind the resulting abstract paintings are real to me.

Katie Blundell Artist

 

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All aboard

Title: All aboard
Date: 2017
Status: SOLD
Medium: Sumi ink and monoprint on fabriano paper in black box frame
Size: 560 x 760mm paper size
Price:  $590 NZ Framed

 

 

 

 

Description:

Someone once told me to “Get Real”. Within the context, they simply meant to get with the programme. They wanted me to be able to see and work inside parameters, to believe in a certain construct and way of thinking. What I realised was that my reality was different from theirs.

A lingering question revealed itself. What is real? Apparently, something that is true, that exists. Yet how does our personal perception sit with truth. Does everyone have their own truths?

This exhibition is an abstract chat about reality.

When I think of the real I see landscapes. So, I explored nature in a search to define the real. Instead I always found myself in nature. With these experiences in mind the resulting abstract paintings are real to me.

Katie Blundell Artist

 

 

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Through the window

Title: Through the window
Date: 2017
Status: For Sale
Medium: Pentatych of acrylic paintings on poplar floating board
Size: 900 x 450mm each panel, 900 x 2800mm approx hanging together
Price:  $2300 NZ 

 

Description:

Someone once told me to “Get Real”. Within the context, they simply meant to get with the programme. They wanted me to be able to see and work inside parameters, to believe in a certain construct and way of thinking. What I realised was that my reality was different from theirs.

A lingering question revealed itself. What is real? Apparently, something that is true, that exists. Yet how does our personal perception sit with truth. Does everyone have their own truths?

This exhibition is an abstract chat about reality.

When I think of the real I see landscapes. So, I explored nature in a search to define the real. Instead I always found myself in nature. With these experiences in mind the resulting abstract paintings are real to me.

Katie Blundell Artist

 

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New land

Title: New land
Date: 2017
Status: SOLD 
Medium: Sumi ink and monoprint on fabriano paper in black box frame
Size: 560 x 760mm paper size
Price:  $590 NZ Framed

 

Description:

Someone once told me to “Get Real”. Within the context, they simply meant to get with the programme. They wanted me to be able to see and work inside parameters, to believe in a certain construct and way of thinking. What I realised was that my reality was different from theirs.

A lingering question revealed itself. What is real? Apparently, something that is true, that exists. Yet how does our personal perception sit with truth. Does everyone have their own truths?

This exhibition is an abstract chat about reality.

When I think of the real I see landscapes. So, I explored nature in a search to define the real. Instead I always found myself in nature. With these experiences in mind the resulting abstract paintings are real to me.

Katie Blundell Artist

 

 

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Mine

Title: Mine
Date: 2017
Status: SOLD 
Medium: Painted slip on red clay 
Size: 140 x 280mm 
Price:  $140 NZ

 

 

Description:

Someone once told me to “Get Real”. Within the context, they simply meant to get with the programme. They wanted me to be able to see and work inside parameters, to believe in a certain construct and way of thinking. What I realised was that my reality was different from theirs.

A lingering question revealed itself. What is real? Apparently, something that is true, that exists. Yet how does our personal perception sit with truth. Does everyone have their own truths?

This exhibition is an abstract chat about reality.

When I think of the real I see landscapes. So, I explored nature in a search to define the real. Instead I always found myself in nature. With these experiences in mind the resulting abstract paintings are real to me.

Katie Blundell Artist

 

 

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Always moving

Title: Always moving
Date: 2017
Status: For Sale
Medium: Painted slip on red clay 
Size: 210 x 180mm 
Price:  $140 NZ

 

 

 

 

Description:

Someone once told me to “Get Real”. Within the context, they simply meant to get with the programme. They wanted me to be able to see and work inside parameters, to believe in a certain construct and way of thinking. What I realised was that my reality was different from theirs.

A lingering question revealed itself. What is real? Apparently, something that is true, that exists. Yet how does our personal perception sit with truth. Does everyone have their own truths?

This exhibition is an abstract chat about reality.

When I think of the real I see landscapes. So, I explored nature in a search to define the real. Instead I always found myself in nature. With these experiences in mind the resulting abstract paintings are real to me.

Katie Blundell Artist

 

 

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True North

Title: True North
Date: 2017
Status: For Sale
Medium: Painted slip on red clay 
Size: 140mm round
Price:  $140 NZ

 

 

 

 

Description:

Someone once told me to “Get Real”. Within the context, they simply meant to get with the programme. They wanted me to be able to see and work inside parameters, to believe in a certain construct and way of thinking. What I realised was that my reality was different from theirs.

A lingering question revealed itself. What is real? Apparently, something that is true, that exists. Yet how does our personal perception sit with truth. Does everyone have their own truths?

This exhibition is an abstract chat about reality.

When I think of the real I see landscapes. So, I explored nature in a search to define the real. Instead I always found myself in nature. With these experiences in mind the resulting abstract paintings are real to me.

Katie Blundell Artist

 

 

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Deep blue

Title: Deep blue
Date: 2017
Status: For Sale
Medium: Painted slip on red clay 
Size: 160 x 200mm round
Price:  $140 NZ

 

 

 

Description:

Someone once told me to “Get Real”. Within the context, they simply meant to get with the programme. They wanted me to be able to see and work inside parameters, to believe in a certain construct and way of thinking. What I realised was that my reality was different from theirs.

A lingering question revealed itself. What is real? Apparently, something that is true, that exists. Yet how does our personal perception sit with truth. Does everyone have their own truths?

This exhibition is an abstract chat about reality.

When I think of the real I see landscapes. So, I explored nature in a search to define the real. Instead I always found myself in nature. With these experiences in mind the resulting abstract paintings are real to me.

Katie Blundell Artist

 

 

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Day by day

Title: Day by day
Date: 2017
Status: For Sale
Medium: Painted slip on red clay 
Size: 200mm round
Price:  $140 NZ

 

 

 

 

Description:

Someone once told me to “Get Real”. Within the context, they simply meant to get with the programme. They wanted me to be able to see and work inside parameters, to believe in a certain construct and way of thinking. What I realised was that my reality was different from theirs.

A lingering question revealed itself. What is real? Apparently, something that is true, that exists. Yet how does our personal perception sit with truth. Does everyone have their own truths?

This exhibition is an abstract chat about reality.

When I think of the real I see landscapes. So, I explored nature in a search to define the real. Instead I always found myself in nature. With these experiences in mind the resulting abstract paintings are real to me.

Katie Blundell Artist

 

 

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Finding

Title: Finding
Date: 2017
Status: For Sale
Medium: Painted slip on red clay ceramic with copper wire
Size: 280 x 140mm
Price:  $140 NZ

 

 

 

 

Description:

Someone once told me to “Get Real”. Within the context, they simply meant to get with the programme. They wanted me to be able to see and work inside parameters, to believe in a certain construct and way of thinking. What I realised was that my reality was different from theirs.

A lingering question revealed itself. What is real? Apparently, something that is true, that exists. Yet how does our personal perception sit with truth. Does everyone have their own truths?

This exhibition is an abstract chat about reality.

When I think of the real I see landscapes. So, I explored nature in a search to define the real. Instead I always found myself in nature. With these experiences in mind the resulting abstract paintings are real to me.

Katie Blundell Artist

 

 

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New Path

Title: New Path
Date: 2017
Status: SOLD 
Medium: Painted slip on red clay ceramic with copper wire
Size: 420 x 240mm
Price:  $140 NZ

 

 

 

 

Description:

Someone once told me to “Get Real”. Within the context, they simply meant to get with the programme. They wanted me to be able to see and work inside parameters, to believe in a certain construct and way of thinking. What I realised was that my reality was different from theirs.

A lingering question revealed itself. What is real? Apparently, something that is true, that exists. Yet how does our personal perception sit with truth. Does everyone have their own truths?

This exhibition is an abstract chat about reality.

When I think of the real I see landscapes. So, I explored nature in a search to define the real. Instead I always found myself in nature. With these experiences in mind the resulting abstract paintings are real to me.

Katie Blundell Artist

 

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Awake

Title: Awake
Date: 2017
Status: For Sale
Medium: Painted slip on red clay ceramic with copper wire
Size: 280 x 190mm
Price:  $140 NZ

 

 

 

 

Description:

Someone once told me to “Get Real”. Within the context, they simply meant to get with the programme. They wanted me to be able to see and work inside parameters, to believe in a certain construct and way of thinking. What I realised was that my reality was different from theirs.

A lingering question revealed itself. What is real? Apparently, something that is true, that exists. Yet how does our personal perception sit with truth. Does everyone have their own truths?

This exhibition is an abstract chat about reality.

When I think of the real I see landscapes. So, I explored nature in a search to define the real. Instead I always found myself in nature. With these experiences in mind the resulting abstract paintings are real to me.

Katie Blundell Artist

 

 

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Honour Ring Exhibition

I am participating in this exhibition. That starts off at the Franklin Arts Centre in Pukekohe and then travels to Christchurch. I hope that if you get a chance you pop in and have a look. I am looking forward to meeting and working with Artists both local and from further afield.

Thanks

Katie Blundell Artist

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Term 3 After School Art Classes and 1 Day Adult Workshops

I am a local practicing Artist with a Masters of Fine Arts from Elam School of Fine Arts, Auckland University. I also have 10 years Secondary Art Teaching experience, most recently at Diocesan School for Girls.

Over the years I have gathered many skills in a broad range of Art fields including for example Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Sculpture, Photography, Moving image and Art History.

I now run After School Art Classes each term from my Gallery + Studio here at 331 North Road Clevedon.

I teach 9-13 year olds classes on Thursdays 3.30-4.30pm and 4.30-5.30pm.

I also teach 7-8 year old classes on Tuesday 3.30-4.30pm and 4.30-5.30pm.

Currently I am taking bookings for Term 3 classes. We will be focusing on Printmaking.

I also have a couple of upcoming 1 Day Adult Woodcut Printing Workshops available.

To find out more details about the After School Classes or Adult Workshops please

email or phone me

katieblundellartist@gmail.com

ph 021 944 645

Thank you

Katie Blundell Artist

KATIEBLUNDELLARTIST.COM

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Totally under control

Title: Totally under control

Date: 2017
Status: For sale
Medium: Reduction woodcut on Fabriano paper
Size: 560mm H x 390mm W, 
Price: $280 Unframed $395 Framed

(Limited Edition of 5 prints)

Description:

‘Status Symbols’

Status symbols are a visible expression of social standing. Luxury goods including Art are often seen in this manner. Limited edition prints play with the idea of the multiple and are by their very nature collector’s items.

A toothbrush however, is apparently not something one normally thinks of to describe a life. Usually we see someone’s new single status on Facebook or follow a car laden with bumper stickers proclaiming the owner has a family that consists of a man, a woman, three kids and a chicken.

This series came in reaction to the shiny projections of self. Inspired instead from the banal and everyday lived experience. As one day I was struck by the sheer number of untidy toothbrushes I now live with and how that represented my family.

I was transported back to a time where keeping my pristine toothbrush alongside someone else’s was a personal big deal. This series uses toothbrushes to examine stages of my relationship evolution and hopefully opens you to think of yours.

There is no perfect arrangement, like us they belong to their environment and evolve to take on a life of their own.

 Katie Blundell Artist 2017

 

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Bending the rules

Title: Bending the rules

Date: 2017
Status: For sale
Medium: Reduction woodcut on Fabriano paper
Size: 560mm H x 390mm W, 
Price: $280 Unframed $395 Framed

(Limited Edition of 5 prints)

Description:

‘Status Symbols’

Status symbols are a visible expression of social standing. Luxury goods including Art are often seen in this manner. Limited edition prints play with the idea of the multiple and are by their very nature collector’s items.

A toothbrush however, is apparently not something one normally thinks of to describe a life. Usually we see someone’s new single status on Facebook or follow a car laden with bumper stickers proclaiming the owner has a family that consists of a man, a woman, three kids and a chicken.

This series came in reaction to the shiny projections of self. Inspired instead from the banal and everyday lived experience. As one day I was struck by the sheer number of untidy toothbrushes I now live with and how that represented my family.

I was transported back to a time where keeping my pristine toothbrush alongside someone else’s was a personal big deal. This series uses toothbrushes to examine stages of my relationship evolution and hopefully opens you to think of yours.

There is no perfect arrangement, like us they belong to their environment and evolve to take on a life of their own.

Katie Blundell Artist 2017

 

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A crowd

Title: A crowd

Date: 2017
Status: For sale
Medium: Reduction woodcut on Fabriano paper
Size: 560mm H x 390mm W, 
Price: $280 Unframed $395 Framed

(Limited Edition of 5 prints)

Description:

‘Status Symbols’

Status symbols are a visible expression of social standing. Luxury goods including Art are often seen in this manner. Limited edition prints play with the idea of the multiple and are by their very nature collector’s items.

A toothbrush however, is apparently not something one normally thinks of to describe a life. Usually we see someone’s new single status on Facebook or follow a car laden with bumper stickers proclaiming the owner has a family that consists of a man, a woman, three kids and a chicken.

This series came in reaction to the shiny projections of self. Inspired instead from the banal and everyday lived experience. As one day I was struck by the sheer number of untidy toothbrushes I now live with and how that represented my family.

I was transported back to a time where keeping my pristine toothbrush alongside someone else’s was a personal big deal. This series uses toothbrushes to examine stages of my relationship evolution and hopefully opens you to think of yours.

There is no perfect arrangement, like us they belong to their environment and evolve to take on a life of their own.

Katie Blundell Artist 2017

 

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Only eyes for you

Title: Only eyes for you

Date: 2017
Status: For sale
Medium: Reduction woodcut on Fabriano paper
Size: 560mm H x 390mm W, 
Price: $280 Unframed $395 Framed

(Limited Edition of 5 prints)

Description:

‘Status Symbols’

Status symbols are a visible expression of social standing. Luxury goods including Art are often seen in this manner. Limited edition prints play with the idea of the multiple and are by their very nature collector’s items.

A toothbrush however, is apparently not something one normally thinks of to describe a life. Usually we see someone’s new single status on Facebook or follow a car laden with bumper stickers proclaiming the owner has a family that consists of a man, a woman, three kids and a chicken.

This series came in reaction to the shiny projections of self. Inspired instead from the banal and everyday lived experience. As one day I was struck by the sheer number of untidy toothbrushes I now live with and how that represented my family.

I was transported back to a time where keeping my pristine toothbrush alongside someone else’s was a personal big deal. This series uses toothbrushes to examine stages of my relationship evolution and hopefully opens you to think of yours.

There is no perfect arrangement, like us they belong to their environment and evolve to take on a life of their own.

Katie Blundell Artist 2017

 

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… For Womankind

Title: ….For Womankind

Date: 2017
Status: For sale
Medium: Reduction woodcut on Fabriano paper
Size: 560mm H x 390mm W, 
Price: $280 Unframed $395 Framed

(Limited Edition of 5 prints)

Description:

‘Status Symbols’

Status symbols are a visible expression of social standing. Luxury goods including Art are often seen in this manner. Limited edition prints play with the idea of the multiple and are by their very nature collector’s items.

A toothbrush however, is apparently not something one normally thinks of to describe a life. Usually we see someone’s new single status on Facebook or follow a car laden with bumper stickers proclaiming the owner has a family that consists of a man, a woman, three kids and a chicken.

This series came in reaction to the shiny projections of self. Inspired instead from the banal and everyday lived experience. As one day I was struck by the sheer number of untidy toothbrushes I now live with and how that represented my family.

I was transported back to a time where keeping my pristine toothbrush alongside someone else’s was a personal big deal. This series uses toothbrushes to examine stages of my relationship evolution and hopefully opens you to think of yours.

There is no perfect arrangement, like us they belong to their environment and evolve to take on a life of their own.

Katie Blundell Artist 2017

 

 
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Together we stand

Title: Together we stand

Date: 2017
Status: For sale
Medium: Reduction woodcut on Fabriano paper
Size: 760mm H x 560mm W, 
Price: $350 Unframed

(Limited Edition of 5 prints)

 

 

 

 

Description:

‘Status Symbols’

Status symbols are a visible expression of social standing. Luxury goods including Art are often seen in this manner. Limited edition prints play with the idea of the multiple and are by their very nature collector’s items.

A toothbrush however, is apparently not something one normally thinks of to describe a life. Usually we see someone’s new single status on Facebook or follow a car laden with bumper stickers proclaiming the owner has a family that consists of a man, a woman, three kids and a chicken.

This series came in reaction to the shiny projections of self. Inspired instead from the banal and everyday lived experience. As one day I was struck by the sheer number of untidy toothbrushes I now live with and how that represented my family.

I was transported back to a time where keeping my pristine toothbrush alongside someone else’s was a personal big deal. This series uses toothbrushes to examine stages of my relationship evolution and hopefully opens you to think of yours.

There is no perfect arrangement, like us they belong to their environment and evolve to take on a life of their own.

Katie Blundell Artist 2017

 

 
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Funded and supported by the Franklin Local Board, this community art project runs over six weeks in Katie’s Gallery + Studio, utilising her newly restored mangle press. Focused on prints in the Vanitas style (a type of still life art that examines mortality and uses symbolism to represent peoples lives) participants will be taught how to develop ideas, learn the technical process of reduction woodblock printing and create their own original prints.

The community are invited to view the artwork at a special exhibition/event at the end of the course. The art will be for sale, with all profits from participants works going to Clevedon Plunket, who are generously supporting this community project in several ways, including looking after participants’ young children during the course so they can focus on art making.

Katie will also be releasing her new print series “Status Symbols” at the exhibition, with a percentage of sales also earmarked to go to Plunket from this event.

“As a mum myself, I know that sometimes being at home with your kids can be isolating and it’s great to have a passion to work on that’s just for you. I have loved sharing my space and experience for this creative workshop series. My goal is to make the project ongoing so that more local parents can meet each other and learn something different.”
Katie Blundell Artist.

 

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The Great Mangle Printing Press of 2017

I had a dream, ideally I wanted to turn my Grandpa’s two old and broken mangles (a mangle by the way is a machine that was used in the late 1800s till the early 1900s in NZ to wring clothes of water for drying) that had been sitting around taking up space, into a magnificent printing press. Realising this was way outside my realm of expertise, I figured I needed help. I did my research and was delighted when I finally found Johnny Mulvay of Classic Etching Presses.

http://classicetchingpresses.blogspot.co.nz/2017/03/katies-woodcut-press.html

Unfortunately when we took them down to his place in Waihi on the trailer they broke further! We did not know at that point that cast iron is strong like it looks but is brittle like china.

Luckily for me, Johnny is somewhat of a collector of mangles and so he had some spare parts. Since we took two mangles down, on the spot we also decided to turn the left over base of the other mangle into a table.

My heart was filled with hope but then I had to wait. Not something I do well. Anyway I managed, only because Johnny sent me update photos. So I was able to enjoy the process from a far.

 Three weeks later I was told I could pick it up. I was excited but deeply worried. Because if they broke, I knew I would cry, a lot. My level of personal attachment had grown day by day and they were now hitting the priceless category.

I tried to act brave and went down with the trailer and lots of foam to bring it home safety.

 When I arrived it turned out to be every bit as beautiful as I had hoped, actually better!

I had to get back to pick up the kids after school. Nothing like a little time pressure to keep you working hard. So I put a quick test print through, then it was time to dismantle it and pack it in the car and trailer.

The drive home seemed longer as I felt every bump I went over. I was very happy to get home without hearing any large bangs and I enjoyed loading every beautiful piece into the gallery.

 So excited to see it in my space I had to put it together that night. By some miracle we managed it. Then the next day a bit of tweaking and looking at it.

Yesterday I put a test print through just to check everything was printing evenly.

Perfection! 

And so now I have my own printing press.

Every girls dream I am sure! Well definitely mine.

 

Katie Blundell Artist

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Enrol now in Term 2 After School Art Classes

I launched my After School Art Classes in Term 1, 2017. They are going really well and in response to demand I will add another class in Term 2. 

I will teach 7-8 years on Tuesdays

3-30-430pm and 4.30-5.30pm

and 9-12 years on Thursdays

3.30-4.30pm and 4.30-5.30pm

Limited spaces are available and they fill up quickly, so if you are interested please email me as soon as possible.

katieblundellartist@gmail.com

 

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Look watch me

Title: Look watch me (straight up series)
Date: 2017
Status: For sale
Medium: Acrylic painting on plus shaped plywood board
Size: 450mm x 450mm
Price: $600

Description:

   “We learn by watching others.”

 Katie Blundell Artist 2017

 

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ART WORKSHOPS AND CLASSES

I will be starting to teach Children and Adult Art Workshops and Classes from my Gallery+Studio at 331 North Road, Clevedon at the start of 2017.

I have 10 years Art Teaching experience, most recently at Diocesan School for Girls. I have a Masters of Fine Art from Elam, Auckland University and I am a practising Artist.

Over the years I have gathered many skills in a broad range of Art fields including for example Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Sculpture, Photography, Moving image and Art History.

I look forward to sharing my love of Art and Teaching with the community.

To express your interest in the Art Workshops and Classes and to find out more details please email me

katieblundellartist@gmail.com

Thank you

Katie Blundell Artist

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The kliënt (Afrikaans) is always right

Title:  The kliënt (Afrikaans) is always right
Date: 2016
Status: Sold
Medium: Acrylic and etched painting on plywood box board
Size: 1000mm H x 1200mm W

Description: Commissioned by Lynda Mc Connell of McConnell Stafford-Bush & Associates, Chartered Accountants. The painting is called The kliënt (Afrikaans) is always right. It talks about power, money, people and hierarchy.

 

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Lady Luck

Title: Lady Luck Triptych
Date: 2016
Status: Sold
Medium: Acrylic painting triptych on plywood plus shape box board
Size: 450mm H x 450 W each piece of triptych

Description: 

The Lady Luck triptych is a building narrative.

Part A: Waiting for her man

Part B: Riding the big wave

Part C: Making their nest

 
The commission began with an initial conversation. We talked about the couple’s love of the ocean.  I was inspired by them building a life together, both emotionally and physically building a new house. A friend once told me that in order to be in a happy relationship, first you need to be happy alone. It seems to me the couple already appreciate each other for who each other are including their pre-existing passions.
 
Lady Luck starts with a Lady standing independently at the edge of a new beginning, looking forward to the future and all that is in her basket of life. When she meets her man they set off on great adventures. Mixing luck with good management they catch the great wave. Finally they settle down to build their nest together by the sea.
 
Katie Blundell Artist
 

 

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I would like to warming invite you…

As you may know, I have been working hard all year creating a large body of artwork, as well as my own Gallery + Studio here in Clevedon. I am excited about sharing my efforts with you.

 On that note, I would like to warmly invite you to the Opening of the Gallery + Studio and my first exhibition in the space, ‘Idioms Countryside’.

It would be great if you could help me spread the word by sharing this with your family, friends and fellow Art lovers, as all are welcome.

Thanks

Katie Blundell Artist

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Please save the Date

The opening of my Gallery+Studio and 2016 Exhibition will be on Saturday the 5th of November from 2-4pm. Please save the date and share this info with your family, friends and Art lovers. More details to come over the next few months.

Please subscribe to my seasonal newsletter at the bottom of this website’s home page

or like my Katie Blundell Artist Facebook page so I can send you an invitation.

Thanks

Katie Blundell Artist

 

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