HUKAWAI LODGE ART GALLERY Private Collection
On permanent display in the Guest Lounge and Dining Room. Collect an informative brochure from the Reception desk.
BRENT TROILLE is a West Coaster living in Hokitika. He is a long established professional landscape artist who paints plein air before completing the painting in studo. You can see from the painting in the lounge the vibrancy and truth this technique imparts. He and Grace are very lovely people. Their son, Lance also paints.
STEPHANIE MCEWAN BFA lives in Christchurch. The four paintings of hers were painted +-10 years ago, one of which was a commissioned work. In 2014 she won the Chrsitchurch Art Show Award. Really courageous and a lovely spirit.
PETER BEADLE ONZM one of NZ’s leading landscape artists. In the painting in the lounge, I appreciate the way he represents the light of his home area Central Otago. The abstract look of this work also appeals. At the time of purchase, Peters son talked about a new direction Peter was moving in and that this painting was the first expression of it.
PETR HLAVACEK photographer, lives in Whataroa, 15 minutes north of Hukawai Lodge. Petr prefers to hunt down the shot, often searching for days and setting up for hours. He says his approach reduces the need for digital editing. Really nice guy with a very interesting story on how of all places in NZ he chose to live and build his studio in Whataroa.
ADELE SOUSTER Dip Graphic Design living on the Kapiti Coast, Wellington calls her work contemporary realism. She paints a vast range of landscapes. This painting is Lewis Pass, one of the many places in the South Island I love. Her’s and Peter Beadles painting reflect the colour palette of that area which strongly constrasts with South Westlands lush, moist, greens as portrayed by Brent Troille.
DICK FRIZZELL MNZM pre professional artist came from advertising and is known for his appropriation of NZ icons and advertising characters which he incorporates into his paintings and lithographs. The two prints Legerdemain II and III are deconstructed tiki .
MIKE DEAVOLL DipFA is an art teacher living in Geraldine. He prefers making images that have immediacy and rawness. His landscape work is informed by the area he lives in, coastal South Canterbury. He says his work is understated and subtle requiring an intimate view and I think this comes across in the painting in the dining room. He and Kay are a really lovely couple.
FIONA CARRUTHERS a watercolourist, is a West Coaster and member of the Hokitika Craft Gallery. The painting in the Bar area is +-10 years old. I admire anyone from the Coast, who is often developing their skill in isolation, who persevere, again in isolation to become a known local artist.
LOCUST JONES MVA born in NZ now living in Australia. The work in the dining room is a woodcut print and is over 10 years old. His recent work is fantastic. I’m sure I’m not the only person who thinks so.
ALISON HALE BFA living in Reefton, West Coast. These small pieces are painted on glass and were part of a collection depicting the courage and strength of pioneering women and their relationship with the land they worked. It seems to me that every artist I have met is lovely, no less the case with Alison.
ANN WILSON Canterbury pastellist. Her pastel landscape has a delicacy about it, a tenderness of life especially when compared to the oils and acrylics landscapes.
OTHER You will come across other work in the private collection, bought from emerging artists or hobbyists.