Isaac Petersen

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BORN 1982, New Zealand

STUDIES
Bachelor of Visual Art Degree, New Plymouth, New Zealand
(Majored in Graphic Design)

My work is a culmination of stories from my life, my home, and places I have been. Since I can remember the ocean and rugged landscape of where I grew up in New Zealand has inspired me to paint landscapes and the sea. These paintings kick started my career as an artist in my early twenties.

Since travel being a part of my adult life, my paintings expanded to capture the ‘story” of places abroad in the last few years. I becan painting my wife, Erika, as a figure to add depth and connection to a beautiful surrounding, often water.

I hope to leave the viewer with a good feeling. Whether they can relate to my painting with a past experience, or by a fantasy of somewhere they would like to go, my painting should take them there.

SOLO EXHIBITION
2017 ‘Bettie’s Pool’, Smyth Galleries, Auckland, New Zealand. (upcoming)
2016 ‘Colours of Summer’, New Plymouth, New Zealand.
2014 ‘Untitled’, New Plymouth, New Zealand.
2012 ‘Home and Away’, New Plymouth, New Zealand.
2010 ‘A Painted Region’, New Plymouth, New Zealand.
2009 ‘At the Beach’, Flagstaff Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand.
2007 ‘Town and Around’, New Plymouth, New Zealand.

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2009 ‘Out from Down Under and Beyond’, Agora Gallery, Chelsea, New York

AWARDS
2017 Finalist Clifton Art Awards Brisbane
2009 Peoples Choice Award, Taranaki National Art Awards