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GAYLE FORSTER | WORKING STUDIO | TEACHING STUDIO | GALLERY | MANGAWHAI HEADS, NEW ZEALAND
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.
In 2015, she moves from Christchurch to the North island to be closer to her family and her origins. She now lives at Mangawhai Heads.
Since 1979 Gayle Forster has been participating in solo, group and selected exhibitions throughout New Zealand and Australia.
In 2018-2020 she continues with themes concerning changes to the land and issues that arise. The Pohutukawa tree 2019 for both it's strength and it's fragility became her source of inspiration. In 2020 the protection of coastal birds on the Mangawhai bird refuge spit became a new focus.
Above: Coloured woodcuts (from recent exhibition (Passage of Time)
'Floating upward', 'Air, water and Land,' and 'Submerged Passage'
Left: Red Whorl in setting (from exhibition Transforming).
Gayle is available for commissions or purchases. Contact Gayle