Kris Waldin Near and Far: Selected works spanning the period 2015 – 2018

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The local environment is a constant source of stimulation for Kris Waldin, fromthe unfolding drama of the nor’wester above foothills or wild flowers dropping petals. Large painted landscapes convey a sense of movement and atmospheric energy whilst small drypoint prints of sculls, nests and moths in heirloom bottles commemorate foraged beauty. Windy landscapes, botanical illustrations, still life assemblages, and figure drawings all reveal the artist’s intense study of near and far, made over the period 2015-2018.

Kris Waldin studied art and design at Christchurch Polytechnic, graduating in 1992 with a diploma of Visual Communications. She has since worked as a graphic designer and illustrator alongside travelling before taking up painting full-time in 2010. Now settled in Summerhill the view of her art studio ecompasses the Oxford Ranges towards Glentui and Mt Thomas. Kris can often be found walking along the Rakahuri River or collecting found objects in the Bennetts and Summerhill areas nearby.

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Botanical Series by Kris Waldin