Author Archives: Katie Blundell

Auckland Anniversary Weekend 2022

I am looking forward to the Clevedon Art Trail Annual Open Studios this weekend (Auckland Anniversary Weekend) as my Gallery + Studio is shaping up nicely.

As well as my work, I am hosting the Small Works Sculpture Show for Riverhaven Artland in the Gallery. Many of the Artists in the permanent collection have work in the show.

It is looking fantastic!

25% from all work sold (including all my work) during this long weekend 29-31 January will go to supporting Franklin Hospice.

My Gallery + Studio is open 10am-4pm each day. To visit please note you will need to show your My Vaccine Pass, scan in and wear a mask.While in Clevedon please make sure you check out the rest of the Clevedon Art Trail Open Studios see the website for details: http://clevedonarttrail.co.nz

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Testing my limits to make the BIG PRINT

Onwards, finally with my ‘Farm Girl’ series nearly ready to release, I can share with you how I spent my winter.

TESTING MY LIMITS TO MAKE THE BIG PRINT

I like to stretch myself. I had been watching @biginkprints in USA and Printapalooza at the @tekowhaiprint in Whangarei on Instagram with envy for a couple of years. 

I noticed they mainly focused on super large black and white prints. I mean massive! Amazing!

A seed was planted and I wondered if I could pull off a super big reduction woodcut print?

Photo: My drawing on the woodblock for the limited edition reduction woodcut print.

 

1100mm H x 900 mm W

Yes BIG!

I had spent a couple of months thinking and drawing till I was happy with a plan that was worthy of the trouble and in the realm of possibility.

What I like about working large is the physicality. When painting I am able to use my whole body to create gestures. Inspired by that idea I was determined to make large gestural marks through carving.

I carved…

I carved until my hands had trouble straightening out, as they were more used to being wrapped round the carving tool. 

Then I carved some more.

At some stage my little one came alongside me, curious about this thing I was spending so much time on and said “I couldn’t do that Mum”. 

I replied ‘I don’t know if I can either, we will have to wait and see”

I kept carving. 

My mangle press, although beautiful, is not able to do massive prints. 

I had put the idea of doing a big print into the I must do that at some stage basket. 

Until one day when my cousin Mark Blundell was showing me his roller. The time had arrived! I jumped at the opportunity, measuring the roller width.

When I had the block ready to print I rang my cousin. A great supporter of my practice, I was delighted when he said he would bring the roller round the next day. 

My family and friends were starting to get curious. The worst case scenario I explained was me breaking this good looking block in two. 

Nightmare material! But it definitely added to the excitement!

With the school holidays starting it was the perfect time to attempt this mission. Usually I share my busy Gallery+ Studio with my students but for 2 weeks it was all mine. I knew I would need the space to hang the large prints to dry.

Getting the paper ready was hard enough. It was like wrestling with a polar bear on ice.

It made me realise I would need an assistant. Everything was too big to handle alone and let’s be honest I have always wanted a technician. 

“Oh yes just how I want to spend my weekend” said my Wife. But I twisted her arm. We did some testing. All was well. 

The next day I was psyched to print the first colour. 

Unfortunately my new technician didn’t feel the same way. It was a very cold day and she had time to realise the magnitude/madness of the project. She needed convincing, I jollied her along promising her that she would look back on the project fondly.

Mixing the magic red colour I was thinking how much will I need? 

Ideally I would make enough for the whole print run of 6 massive limited edition prints. Not an easy amount to guess/calculate. 

(Note: Freakishly at the end of this day I would be delighted to find I had mixed exactly the right amount for all of the prints)

At the end of this day my technician (Wife) couldn’t help but be relatively impressed at what we had pulled it off. 

Surrounded by massive prints that were already showing promise. My limited edition reduction woodcut print was well on it’s way.

Having printed the first colour of my big reduction woodcut print in a mammoth day of printing I was ecstatic but as I cleaned the studio and let myself relax I could feel my body was not so delighted. 

Printmaking is a physical thing on a normal day. What I had done was completely next level. I lay on the ground exhausted and hoped I could walk the next day.

Luckily I awoke the next day feeling remarkably fine and I was relieved that the first part of the project was complete. 

It was now time for the prints to hang drying and me to keep carving once again at that same block of wood as part of the reduction process.

I set goals for each day, carving for many days on end, often 5 hours at a time until finally the block was ready for the last colour.

Turns out everything is harder when you print at this scale. Rolling and lifting the block are doable but registering the paper in place for this big reduction woodcut was paramount.

Once again I needed help. Since my last technician had to go to work I roped in someone you might recognise? 

Yes it is Blyth Tait @blythtait1 

The moment of truth! 

I had asked myself “Can I do a massive reduction woodcut print with an industrial roller? 

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The answer is “Yes I can!”

The pride and relief I felt when I hung up the finished prints was BIG!

The reduction process is a risky business at the best of times, as you don’t know if it will work till it’s all over. 

Therefore this project was bordering on massive madness! 

Each day of the many months spent on the work I would wake hopeful, telling myself I could do it. 

I had a clear vision of what needed to be done and a strong belief in the magic of the process. I had fully convinced myself it would work. 

But in the end, as I stood surrounded in these massive prints I was still surprised that I had managed to will these prints into existence.

‘Going round in circles’ Limited edition of 6 reduction woodcut prints on 300gm Fabriano paper, 1130mm x 920mm unframed, 2021, Katie Blundell Artist.

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Putting a spring in my/our step

I hope lockdown is treating you ok? Honestly, I have found this lockdown to be demotivating. The rhythm of my normal creative routine has had to change. My Art Classes are on hold and I miss my busy Gallery + Studio surrounded by lovely people. Many great Art plans have had to be halted/cancelled. There are lots of unknowns.

 So, I have a creative plan to help put the ‘Spring back in my/our step’ I am doing drawing sessions for Adults and Kids alike Monday-Friday this week at 3.30pm each day LIVE on my Katie Blundell Artist Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/KatieBlundellArtist/

See more details on the Facebook page. I hope you tune in and draw along with me.

There is good news, I was super excited to find out I am a Finalist in the 2021 Walker and Hall Waiheke Art Award and Exhibition.

As the year progresses, I will have to give you up to date details as I/we adapt to the changing times. For example:

I am still planning to be open as part of Art Week Auckland 5th – 14th November TBC

I am still working towards having my Exhibition Farm Girl with guest Artist Jeff Thomson here at my Gallery + Studio Opening 3 Dec TBC

Then hopefully on Auckland Anniversary Weekend we will have our Clevedon Art Trail Open Studio Event and Riverhaven Artland Sculpture Park fundraiser for Franklin Hospice.

Lots to look forward to.

Hopefully it can be done!

Go team New Zealand!

I look forward to seeing you later today on my Facebook page if you are free.

Thanks heaps

Katie Blundell Artist

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Want

Title: Want

Date: 2018

Medium: Acrylic painting and reduction woodcut on linen scroll

Size: 1460mm x 700mm

Status : Sold

The works ‘Want and need’ questions our timely desire for much more than a shelter and basic needs.

This one off work is inspired by Japanese painted scrolls and also utilises my woodcut skills, as I aim to push at the meeting points of Paint and Print.

Katie Blundell Artist

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Upcoming…

Happy New Year!

So far, it has been a busy start to the year. We are currently working hard to move my Gallery + Studio to the bigger space that we affectionately call the ‘Packing Shed’ here on the farm. Originally made by the family to pack and sell fruit from, it will also be the front of house for Riverhaven Artland (Sculpture Park).  
 

Detail from Apple Juice Label by my Auntie featuring the Packing Shed and me back in the day in an apple bin inside the Packing Shed

Join us for the Opening Night…
 

What: Opening Night of the Riverhaven Artland Summer Sculpture Festival which includes the opening of my new exhibition ‘Stay Local’.

Be the first to view and purchase from the Small Works Sculpture Show showcasing the work of Artists in the Riverhaven Artland permanent collection. A James Wright Sculpture will be auctioned. Enjoy the opening night food kindly sponsored by The Corner Kitchen and Bar. All in the new larger Gallery + Studio. Then departing at 7pm Dad and I will take a guided tour of Riverhaven Artland ($25 per Adult, $15 Child which you purchase on the night) https://riverhavenartland.com/

When: Friday 29th January starting at 6pm (feel free to arrive a little earlier to park and settle in)
Where: Riverhaven Artland 331 North Road Clevedon.
Why: In support of Franklin Hospice.
How: If you are able to attend the opening please rsvp to me by responding to this email katieblundellartist@gmail.com with the full names of those wishing to attend. It is vital that you do this as attendance is limited. 

Hopefully you will go home inspired from the opening night and get some more friends and family to visit again over the long weekend as we are part of the  Clevedon Art Trail Open Studio Event. See the full programme at http://clevedonarttrail.co.nz/ including details about a free kids workshop I am doing during that long weekend.
 

On other news, as well as all this excitement  I am also looking forward to the year ahead. I have just opened enrolments for my Term 1 After School Art Classes. For details please see my website and contact me asap if you are keen. 
https://katieblundellartist.com/art-workshopsclasses/

Also I am thinking about starting an Adult Art Class on Wednesdays 12.30-2.30pm. If this sparks your interest and you would like me to send you more information please get in touch. I will start this class if people are keen.

Lastly, I am thrilled to tell you that my work will be part of the curated exhibition below. I am excited to be exhibiting alongside these wonderful Artists. I hope you go and check it out.


Katie Blundell, Watermelon in the hot, 2018

Homespun
29 January – 12 March

 
Katie Blundell, Claudia Kogachi, Areez Katzki, Joanna Margaret Paul, Erica van Zon
 
Homespun is group exhibition centred around ideas of home and handmade. Working in a range of mediums, the artists respond to their personal experiences of home during lockdown and celebrate small moments of beauty, which have stood out amidst the routines of domestic life.
 
Franklin Arts Centre
12 Massey Avenue
Pukekohe
Auckland 2120
Phone 09 238 8899
Facebook.com/FranklinArtsCentre
Monday to Friday, 9.30am – 4.30pm

Thats about it. 
Thanks heaps for your ongoing support.

Katie Blundell Artist

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Art Week Auckland 2020


Art Week Auckland is coming up soon. I will be teaching a drawing workshop for teenagers at the Pah Homestead (Wallace Arts Trust). Take a look at the link for details:

https://artweekauckland.co.nz/events/south/5678875342274560

No booking, so be organised and show up a bit early to get involved. No need to bring anything as the materials are being provided by the fantastic people at The French Art Shop.

While at the Pah Homestead you will also be able to see the 29th Annual Wallace Awards Exhibition on display.

Please share this info with anyone else that may be interested and remember to look up Art Week if you haven’t already https://artweekauckland.co.nz/ as there are heaps of things for you to see/do.

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Alphabet drawing Art activity

Another Art idea from me during lockdown. Once more I aim for it to be joyful, use creative thinking and be accessible.

This one I have just created with my littlest. I think it is especially helpful for kids learning the alphabet but it could be a fun challenge for any age depending on the criteria eg try only drawing from emojis. #🍎#🍌#🥒

So what to do…..You get something to draw on that has two sides (we used shells) You write a letter on one side in permanent marker and draw the first thing that comes to mind that starts with that letter on the other side. If you are hard working like we are, over time you can do the whole alphabet.

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Art Activities while at home

Art Activities

It is the 6th of April 2020 and New Zealand is currently in lockdown due to Covid-19. Many of us are at home with children. So I thought I would share some fun creative activities that you can try and/or do with your kids. I hope you check out the videos below then give the first one a go! 

Katie Blundell Artist

Check out the Art Activities Intro by Katie Blundell Artist

 

Art Activities Intro

Art Activity (How)

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Photo Focus Workshop Tour with Katie Blundell Artist at Riverhaven Artland

Above: Riverhaven Artland in Autumn

Katie Blundell Artist will be taking a
PHOTO FOCUS WORKSHOP TOUR
at Riverhaven Artland 10am-12pm on the 26th April 2020. (CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19)

She will draw from her knowledge as an Artist, her experience teaching Photography and her knowledge of Riverhaven Artland.

This fun photography experience is suitable for all visual enthusiasts. Whether you bring along your phone camera or a professional SLR, the key ingredient is an open mind.

The group will be limited to a maximum of 20 people.
The cost is $75 per participant which includes entry to Riverhaven Artland.

Contact Katie Blundell Artist to book a place.

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Finalist in the 28th Annual Wallace Art Awards 2019


Above: ‘Tenacity’ Poplar plywood and stainless steel, acrylic painted sculpture, Katie Blundell Artist

Fantastic news! I was chosen as a Finalist for the 28th Annual Wallace Art Awards 2019. These Awards are the longest surviving and largest annual art awards of their kind in New Zealand. Although I did not win a big prize, my Artwork ‘Tenacity’ is now hanging in the Pah Homestead amongst amazing Artists that I have long admired. So yes I am very happy! You can even go and visit my work as it is on exhibition there until October 20th 2019.

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Riverhaven Artland

If you have been wondering what I have been doing with my spare time for the last few years, here it is, building dreams with my Dad. I am excited!! We plan to open Riverhaven Artland for the first time in January 2020, please read on for details…

The Blundell family has been at Riverhaven in Clevedon for three generations, with each one adding to its colourful story. Early on, a dairy farm gave way to an Orchard and now currently we are creating a Sculpture Park.

Riverhaven Artland is being built out of love. When Guy Blundell’s wife Sue died over 20 years ago he started planting trees with a view of creating an arboretum. Inspired by English Landscape Architect Capability Brown he planted thousands of ornamental trees and now many years later Riverhaven looks like a park.

Along the way he fell in love with Sculpture and a new seed was planted. He decided he would make Riverhaven a Sculpture Park, to share his love of the land and Art with others. Together with his daughter Katie (Katie Blundell Artist) they are making his dream a reality.

The aim of Riverhaven Artland is to be “A place where Nature greets Art” so Artists and visitors are encouraged to interact and respond with the living environment.

We plan to be OPEN TO THE PUBLIC AT THE START OF 2020. In the meantime, please sign up to our SEASONAL NEWSLETTER on our website riverhavenartland.com and follow @riverhavenartland on Instagram and Facebook to see our progress and laughs along the way.

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Clevedon Art Trail Open Studio Event 26-28 Jan 2019

We are working hard to make our 3rd annual Clevedon Art Trail Open Studio Event even more fantastic! Please put the dates in your diary and come and visit us here in beautiful Clevedon. I will have my Gallery+Studio open every day of the long weekend from 10am-4pm and I will also be doing a FREE ADULT PAINTING WORKSHOP at my Gallery+Studio. For more details including how to book in please check out the 2019 programme below and/or visit: http://clevedonarttrail.co.nz/

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General Collective Twilight Christmas Market At Ponsonby Central

Hitting the big smoke AGAIN!

I will be popping up at the very cool Ponsonby Central this Sunday 2nd December 3pm-7pm with the General Collective Twilight Christmas Market. So I hope you come and visit me and my new ‘Off the grid’ series.

See the details below. I love their idea of also seeing the Franklin road lights, always awesome! I’m doing it!

www.generalcollectivemarket.co.nz

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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

Brochure below:

 

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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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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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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:

Fruity

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Uphill downhill series No 1

Title: Uphill downhill series No 1
Date: 2017
Medium: Monoprint and acrylic paint on plywood with bespoke macrocarpa frame
Size: 630 x495mm
Status: Contact Fe29 Gallery, Dunedin

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
Medium: Monoprint and acrylic paint on plywood with bespoke macrocarpa frame
Size: 630 x495mm
Status: Contact Fe29 Gallery, Dunedin

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
Medium: Monoprint and acrylic paint on plywood with bespoke macrocarpa frame
Size: 630 x495mm
Status: Contact Fe29 Gallery, Dunedin

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: Monoprint and acrylic paint on plywood with bespoke macrocarpa frame
Size: 630 x495mm

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
Medium: Monoprint and acrylic paint on plywood with bespoke macrocarpa frame
Size: 630 x495mm
Status: Contact Fe29 Gallery, Dunedin

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
Medium: Monoprint and acrylic paint on plywood with bespoke macrocarpa frame
Size: 630 x495mm
Status: Contact Fe29 Gallery, Dunedin

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
Medium: Monoprint and acrylic paint on plywood with bespoke macrocarpa frame
Size: 630 x495mm
Status: Contact Fe29 Gallery, Dunedin

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

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

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

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

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: Sold
Medium: Acrylic painting on poplar floating board
Size: 600 x 1000mm

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: $1800
Medium: Acrylic painting on poplar floating board
Size: 1000 x 600mm

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

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

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:  $5300 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

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

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: Private Collection
Medium: Painted slip on red clay
Size: 210 x 180mm

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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