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2004
Tales From The Drawing Room

7th – 28th August, Studio Gallery, Auckland.

Hungry Heart
Watercolour & Indian Ink on Arches Watercolour Paper.
Il Medico della Peste
Watercolour & Indian Ink on Arches Watercolour Paper.
Black Lace Bride
Watercolour & Indian Ink on Arches Watercolour Paper.
Aja Transcends
Watercolour & Indian Ink on Arches Watercolour Paper.
Featherhead
Watercolour & Indian Ink on Arches Watercolour Paper.
Chinoiserie Doll
Watercolour & Indian Ink on Arches Watercolour Paper.
Two Ends of the Tale
Antique Book Cover, Coloured Pencil & Indian Ink.
Dryads
Antique Book Cover, Coloured Pencil & Indian Ink.
A Mothers Nursery Rhyme
Antique Book Cover, Coloured Pencil & Indian Ink.
Cameo
Watercolour and Indian Ink on Arches Watercolour Paper.
Cameo
Watercolour and Indian Ink on Arches Watercolour Paper.
The Meal
Bamboo Intaglio Print.
Lady of Knowledge
Acrylic, Indian Ink & Conte on Arches Watercolour Paper.
Lady of Acceptance
Acrylic, Indian Ink & Conte on Arches Watercolour Paper.
Lady of Tolerance
Acrylic, Indian Ink & Conte on Arches Watercolour Paper.
Lady of Wistfulness
Acrylic, Indian Ink & Conte on Arches Watercolour Paper.
Fountain
Oil on Photograph.
Gateway
Oil on Photograph.
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The works in this exhibition were inspired by Victorian anatomical studies, the pageantry of the Venetian carnival and perceptions of wealth and beauty informed by fashion. Each image mirrors the Victorian fascination with the peculiar and otherworldly while the sitter is silent, contemplative, undemanding. Each image tells its own tale;  whether it is one of appropriation, curiosity or imagination it is for the viewer to decide.

Two Ends of the Tale

Antique Book Cover, Coloured Pencil & Indian Ink.