Realism & Nostalgia

Realism and Nostalgia art exhibit.

Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pō is proud to present ‘Realism & Nostalgia’ by Foxton Beach artists Sue Taylor, Jill Hammond and Paul Andersen.

Creativity, quirkiness and innovation combine to create this showcase of paintings and upcycled sculptures. The artists have drawn inspiration from many places, making for a very eclectic and exciting ensemble.

Work by these artists can also be viewed at the SEA Gallery in Foxton Beach.

Sue Taylor

When asked about her art Sue said “I take inspiration from my surroundings, the light, the colour and unusual forms.”  She has a passion for anything old and often incorporates these objects into her work.
Sue started painting about 10 years ago after being encouraged by an artist friend. Sue has no formal training other than attending local workshops, classes and sharing ideas with fellow artists.
Her preferred medium is to paint in oils.   


Jill Hammond

When asked about her art Jill’s response is “that it is an eclectic mix of ideas and colours often drawn from nature, but quite often from my head.”  With no formal training, other than local classes and workshops she began painting about nine years ago and since retirement has had more time to indulge in art. Her favoured mediums are oils and acrylics.
Jill is happy to undertake commission work.


Paul Anderson

When asked what his art is about Paul says “It’s art I make by up-cycling”.
Known for his quirky art pieces, often made from wood combined with recycled metal, he has branched out into “Steam Punk”.
One of Paul’s sewing machine pieces was the winning entry in the recent Kimbolton Sculpture Festival where he took out first prize in the New Zealand Small Sculpture section.



  • Thursday, 01 August 2019 | 12:00 AM


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