Ron Wilson, Kanuka Gallery
Kāpiti Arts Trail: Guide Listing no. 52
Artistic mediums: Painting, wood sculpture, art painted ottomans
My art interests are painting mostly in oil, small wood sculptures and, lately, painted ottoman foot stools and side table storage boxes. My paintings are mainly around the Kāpiti coast area some at sunset. I also use the local bird life as the subject either as a standalone item or included in a coast scene. Other ideas often come from around the area, the Kāpiti island ferry and tractors, the trams at Queen Elizabeth Park, kanuka trees, cabbage trees, and flax. I have used my cat "Ember" as a subject several times. Wellington Harbour around the container port and shipping are also subjects I often return to.
My wood sculptures are of small animals, mice, frogs, lizards sometimes on or inside a carved bowl. Most of my paintings are on commercial canvases but I also make my own from linen when needing a specific size. I also paint on MDF and 5 ply and my rock pool bowls are painted on the inside of carved out laminated pine beams.
Payment options available: Cash only
Accessibility: Not suitable for wheelchairs
Address: 2 Ocean Vista Lane, Paraparaumu
Open times during the year: 10.00am - 4.30pm
Phone: 04 298 2289
View us on the Kāpiti Arts Trail map 2019