1292 Whangarei Heads Road, Parua Bay
Polly is self taught and has sketched and painted from an early age, first in water colour and then graduating to oils – which is now her preferred medium. Over the years she has studied with and learnt from local and international artists through workshops and have participated in exhibitions in the Whangarei district. She has works in private collections in New Zealand, the UK, America, Canada and Holland.
Living in Whangarei Heads, with its beautiful scenery and environment, was the inspiration for starting her own studio/gallery in 2005 on her family property at Parua Bay as a way of sharing her perspective of the area through her art. Visitors to Whangarei Heads will see the landscapes, beaches and bush, but may miss the small ‘snapshots’ that add to the experience of living there. Polly uses these moments in time to explore the quality of light, colour and atmosphere to evoke an emotional response from the viewer. She is not limited by subject or genre and enjoy exploring styles of applying paint depending on how she interprets a subject or theme.
She participates in the Whangarei Heads Arts Trail which is held over the Easter weekend every year and her gallery is open at all other times by appointment. It offers affordable original pieces as well as Giclee limited edition reproduction prints on canvas, a range of prints on archival paper and greeting cards. All work is for sale.