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Artworks by Vicki Carruthers

Painting and sculpture challenge me to think beyond what I can see and to find and express the essence of a subject.

In my paintings I want to capture this through line and colour, without full detail, and my work has become more abstract. In any subject I look for the underlying movement and strength before applying the surface qualities, but I particularly like painting landscapes. My sculptures are also abstract, and in them I also seek to express form and movement.

Much of my inspiration has come from the west coast Raglan landscape, and more recently from visits to South Island high country; each time I see or experience something in the hills or sea that I didn't see the time before and the challenge is to express this.


Kairuru marble (560 x 360 x 200mm)
Seascape
oil on canvas (1016mm x 1372mm)
This item has been sold In Space and Time
Oil on canvas (1100 x 1400 mm)
Into the Valley
Oil on canvas (1100 x 1620 mm)
This item has been sold Bridges to Cross
Oil on canvas (1290 x 920mm)
The Sky Bleeds
Oil on canvas (920 x 1300mm)
This item has been sold In Mountain Shadows
Takaka marble
This item has been sold For the Birds
oil on canvas (1500 x 1010 mm)
Elemental Forces
oil on canvas (1700 x 1010 mm)
From Night to Day
oil on canvas (1010 x 1240mm)
This item has been sold Hills Afar
Takaka marble (520x115x115 mm)
This item has been sold In Simple Form
Takaka marble (600x240x430 mm)
Facing the Sea
Oil on canvas (730 x 1000 mm)
All at Sea
Oil on canvas (1310 x 970 mm)
This item has been sold Around Lake Tennyson
Oil on canvas (1500 x 1120 mm)
Braided Rivers
Oil on canvas (1580 x 1130 mm)
This item has been sold Evening Light
Oil on canvas (1130 x 1660 mm)
This item has been sold Different Places, Different Times
Oil on canvas (830 x 1100 mm)
This item has been sold Shifting Sands
oil on canvas (1110 x 1310 mm)
Southern Mountains
oil on canvas (1210x1000mm)
Waterfalls and Rock Falls
oil on canvas (1020x1520mm)
This item has been sold The Sky Was Red
Oil on Canvas (920 x 600 mm)
This item has been sold To the Lake
oil on canvas (1200 x 850 mm)
Lake Tekapo Reflected
oil on canvas (1000 x 1200 mm)
Southern Lake, Mountain Range
Takaka marble, rimu base (290 x 300 x 240 mm)
This item has been sold A Seaworthy Vessel
oil on canvas (1016 x 1524 mm)
This item has been sold Beyond Lake Tennyson
oil on canvas (1016 x 1524 mm)
Light Effects
oil on canvas (820 x 1100 mm)
Land Shapes
oil on canvas (610 x 1219 mm)
Raglan Sunset
oil on canvas (1050 x 1300mm)
On the Beach
Oil on canvas (740 x 550mm)
Reflection II
Oil on canvas (1020 x 1020mm)
About Tern
Kairuru marble (430 x 360 x 310mm)
Wrapped Up (view 2)
Kairuru marble (500 x 210 x 180mm)
This item has been sold Repose (view1)
Oil on canvas (750 x 1000)
This item has been sold Land, Sea
Oil on canvas (1000 x 1180mm)
This item has been sold Outgoing tide
Oamaru stone (550 x 400 x 300mm)
Reflection
Oil on Canvas (1075mm x 1515mm)
Land Meets Sea

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