Harrisons Gallery - artist Colin Unkovich

By: Harrisons Gallery  06-Dec-2011
Keywords: Landscape

Colin Unkovich’s acrylic landscapes capture the viewer’s attention with fine detail and extraordinary colour combinations- giving you the feeling that you are actually there. Colin’s talents also lend him to figurative paintings- so everyone is in for a treat when his brand new figurative series for 2009 are revealed.

Colin specializes in original airbrushed art work inspired by the landscape, coast and people of New Zealand

Airbrushing can be an incredibly slow and painstaking method of painting but it lends a unique quality to his subject matter. Working as a contemporary artist in New Zealand, Northland in particular, Colin is often drawn to the stunning natural beauty of our coastal landscape. He finds that using the airbrush as his primary painting tool, lends a smooth, almost mellow quality to his work yet does not diminish the life and vibrancy of the subject.

Airbrush painting is a less common artist's medium than some others, partly because it is so time intensive, but it is exactly this which makes the end result so special. The way that Colin works is by using a series of many, many layers of paint to get the particular shades of colour that he seeks. Colin often says that he  finds that by painting in layers, rather than starting by mixing an exact colour, it gives the work a life and vibrancy - almost an inner glow, as light reflects and refracts differently off the different levels of colour. It is a slow process but we think it is well worth the effort that Colin puts into his beautiful unique artworks.

Keywords: Landscape

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