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Paul Herbert at the Carlton Gallery
October 12 @ 10:00 am - October 20 @ 2:00 pm
The Carlton Gallery’s current exhibition is a fantastic display by Waihi Beach artist Paul Herbert. After 30 years of running his graphic design business Paul decided to revisit his passions for painting, carving and surfing.
Moving to Waihi Beach in 2014 has created an opportunity for Paul to follow his dreams and develop his work as well as meeting some interesting people.
Paul is developing his style by simplifying scenes and graphic shapes to express his interests of native wilderness, environment, wildlife, Maori whakapapa and the love of the ocean. Paul uses repetition, ordered composition and bright colours in his artwork to reinforce his style and add colour and fun to people’s homes and offices.
Paul studied at the School of Design in Wellington and was inspired and influenced by artists such as Robin White, Rita Angus, Colin McCahon and other leading New Zealand painters.
Much of Paul’s artwork sells through galleries in the greater Waikato, Coromandel and Northland regions of New Zealand. Sales have also gone worldwide to France, USA, Australia and Ireland and exhibited successfully in London.
Recently Paul opened a small gallery called Gallery27 at home to sell artwork and have an outlet that allows people to see a variety of his artwork in one place. Gallery27 contains original paintings as well as framed and unframed prints. Paul is also available to do paintings on commission in the style of his artwork.
Paul’s philosophy is if you purchase a painting or print, it should make you feel happy every time you glance at it. To him – that is priceless!