Kāpiti Arts Guide Listing no. 60
Whetū is a largely self–taught painter. She has always been fascinated with animals and nature. She captures the essence of nature by zooming in on details and conveying the mercuriality of colours. Fascinated and attracted to the extraordinary, she digs deeper into the wonder of nature with every painting. This leads to both abstract and figurative paintings using mixed mediums. In turn, her work glimmers with quiet reflection and explodes with vibrant colours, multi-layered and honest, explicit and vague.
“Details trigger my senses. My enthusiasm grows, my happiness expands, my spirit brightens. The beauty, complexity, depth and unknown reasons of those details makes me paint or catch them with my camera.”
A signature of Whetū‘s work is her bold use of colour and of layering that colour to increase intensity. Her works are often very emotive and expressionist. Whetū has already seen some measure of success with her work held in private collections and a number of shows under her belt.
Artistic medium: Painting
Kāpiti Arts Trail
11 Ruru Road, Otaihanga
Open by appointment during the year.
Mobile: 021 211 0228
Phone: 04 904 0486
Payment options available: Internet banking
Accessibility: Suitable for children (under guidance only) and elderly. Please note for pushchairs: the path has a maximum width of 90cm. Wheelchairs: not advisable.