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GAYLE FORSTER | WORKING STUDIO | TEACHING STUDIO | GALLERY | MANGAWHAI HEADS, NEW ZEALAND
Air, Water and Land (woodcut) 2018
Tui Calling (oil on canvas) 2020
Gayle Forster’s expressive and colourful works reflect changes that occur within our environment, either through human intervention or natural forces.
Her formal educational background, (Ilam University, New Zealand, Central School of Art, London and Yoshida Hanga Academy, Japan), was focused on the print, especially the woodcut. Her studies evolved, combining the pictorial and conveying aspects of eastern and western woodcut applications and extending these into paint and print on paper, wood and canvas.
"Storyscapes" was published in 2010 and reflects upon the changes that the landscape of The Port and Bank Peninsula Hills has undergone from its fiery beginnings to its present state. (visit publications)
In 2015, to be closer to her family and her origins, she moves from Christchurch to live at Mangawhai Heads, North island. Her first theme was a personal response to the sea and the forces of water that for her, resembled the turbulent changes she experienced during the Christchurch earthquakes and the need for adaption and change.
In 2017-2020, she continues with themes concerning changes to the land and issues that arise. The Pohutukawa tree, its beauty, and its vulnerability. The coastal birds with their refuge on the Estuary and the local Sandspit.
Gayle is available for commissions or purchases. Contact Gayle
Growth, 2018 (Mixed media)