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James Watkins

h o m e i s a p l a c e o f b e l o n g i n g , a h a p p y m e m o r y, s e c u r i t y


272 Parnell Road Parnell Auckland 1052 09 3666 045 www.internationalartcentre.co.nz


James Watkins James Watkins born 1985, is International Art Centre’s youngest artist and has been with the gallery for eight years since studying at Elam School Of Fine Arts. His works, particularly those of the Red Roof Series, feature illuminated landscapes sometimes portrayed under the blue skies of summer, but often reflecting a dramatic atmospheric of their own. Speaking of his work the artist says: “My paintings represent an interest in traditional images of West Coast, New Zealand. A remote, sparsely populated region with empty homes, broken fence lines and untamed landscapes. I try to make beautiful paintings which convey certain personal interpretations of the reality of our life in New Zealand. I’m particularly interested in the simple architectural structures of older New Zealand along with the universal symbol of home. In my paintings, home is a place of belonging, a happy memory, security”. To arrange a commission please email Frances Davies - Director fran@artcntr.co.nz or Phone 09 3666 045


Sunday Morning Sunlight Oil on canvas 50 x 70 cm


Studio Interior Oil on canvas 60 x 60 cm


Train Station, High Way Series Oil on canvas 60 x 60 cm


Chelsea Sugar Factory Oil on canvas 40 x 60 cm


Red Roof, West Coast Oil on canvas 60 x 60 cm


Villa on the West Coast Oil on canvas 50 x 60 cm


Cloudy Day on the East Cape Oil on canvas 70 x 120 cm


Villa on a Rainy Day Oil on canvas 50 x 60 cm


Below the Storm Oil on canvas 70 x 250 cm


Memorial Hall, Hawkes Bay Oil on canvas 40 x 120 cm

Many of those communities which do not have a statue or entry gate, and indeed some that do, often have a Memorial Hall, a hall for the community, such as the one in Ormondville, Hawkes Bay. Occasionally the building has some other public function, such as the War Memorial Library in Lower Hutt or the War Memorial Baths in Millers Flat, Otago.


Red Roof on the West Coast Oil on canvas 50 x 200 cm


272 Parnell Road Parnell Auckland 1052 09 3666 045 www.internationalartcentre.co.nz


James Watkins Paintings