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Summer Flight - Paintings by Jayeta Valentine

Summer Flight - Paintings by Jayeta Valentine

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  • Fri 25 Jan ’19, 10:00am – 7:00pm
  • Sat 26 Jan ’19, 10:00am – 3:00pm
  • Mon 28 Jan ’19, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Tue 29 Jan ’19, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Wed 30 Jan ’19, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Thu 31 Jan ’19, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Fri 1 Feb ’19, 10:00am – 6:00pm
  • Sat 2 Feb ’19, 10:00am – 3:00pm
  • Mon 4 Feb ’19, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Tue 5 Feb ’19, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Thu 7 Feb ’19, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Fri 8 Feb ’19, 10:00am – 6:00pm
  • Sat 9 Feb ’19, 10:00am – 3:00pm
  • Mon 11 Feb ’19, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Tue 12 Feb ’19, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Wed 13 Feb ’19, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Thu 14 Feb ’19, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Fri 15 Feb ’19, 10:00am – 6:00pm
  • Sat 16 Feb ’19, 10:00am – 3:00pm
  • Mon 18 Feb ’19, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Tue 19 Feb ’19, 10:00am – 5:00pm
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Taylor-Jensen Fine Arts, 33 George Street, Palmerston North


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Free Admission

Taylor-Jensen Fine Arts opens its changing exhibition programme for 2019 with an exhibition of naturalistic paintings by Jayeta Valentine, an artist based in New Plymouth, Taranaki. Summer Flight: New Zealand Birds and Landscapes is an exhibition of recent paintings by a virtuoso who although she dabbled in ‘arty things’ since childhood started painting seriously only fifteen years ago.

“Since then I have held six solo, sell-out exhibitions and been represented by several New Zealand galleries.” Jayeta was keen to show her work in the Manawatu as we were to make her paintings available to the art buying public. Summer Flight will feature 20 unique works by this talented artist.
“Acrylics are my go-to medium, but I also use inks, oils, dye washes, impasto and gold leaf.

I taught myself to paint as an adult, my exasperated school teachers having noted that I ‘failed to focus’ in the art room as a teenager. I love absolutely everything about painting. Visualising a new work, the clutter of my studio, my dusty collection of sketch books, the physical process of moving glassy paint around a new canvas… and my view over the lush Huatoki Valley up to Mount Taranaki. I even enjoy washing paintbrushes!”

“My husband is Samoan and many of my works are influenced by the Pasifika love of bright colours and bold forms. Our adult children all paint, but their styles, mediums and subject matter are wildly different. Painting is the only ‘non-people-related’ activity that I commit to. I successfully ignore most forms of indoor or outdoor housework.

Instead, I paint, and neighbours across the valley tease me about my studio lights glowing until three or four in the morning. But it’s not really ‘work’ as such. As I borrow images from disparate parts of nature and reproduce them with a stylised twist, I am at my happiest. My family, my friends and painting are the cornerstones of my generally contented world.”

“My paintings adorn the walls of nostalgic expats and others from Chile to the Faroe Islands. Corporate buyers tend to buy my larger works for foyers and board rooms. Many oil, gas and construction related industries continue to support me in Taranaki and beyond.”

Summer Flight will give the Manawatu an opportunity to view the work of this passionate artist and to share her world-view and her vision. The exhibition will be a splendid kick-off for the 2019 gallery season. Please join Jayeta and friends in the gallery on 25th January from 5 – 7PM to celebrate her exhibition focusing on New Zealand birds and landscapes. It will be awesome!

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