'Hear them Speak'
Narrative runs deep, Colour runs wild
Colourful acrylic paintings that are daringly bold, and a suggestive observation of a moment captured. Expressive, vibrant & watchful of reflective values in thought and light.
When teaching I implored students to be expressive and dynamic in movement and facial expressions.
I am now this in my art .
" Colour is pivotal to my work "
Vincent Van Gogh said:
"Colour in a picture is like enthusiasm in life" ~ Vincent Van Gogh Dutch Post-Impressionist Painter, 1853-1890
Commissioned portraits have the subjects favourite colours incorporated into them.
Paintings can be commissioned costing from $350 NZ to $2,000 NZ depending on size of painting required and if a portraiture piece how many people will be painted. As a painting of three takes a lot more hours/weeks to paint than a single person.
I take an awful lot of care and time over my commissions as I want the recipient to be happy with the painting.
Comments received on commissioned paintings in January 2017 & 2016:
'Wearing my heart on the outside' is an absolute hit with all! She looks just how we remember her and love it so much. Thank you, thank you,thank you and for the words in the card you wrote explaining piece, just perfect' Catrina Crossley, Lower Hutt, NZ
" Love it! She'll love it " spoken by Brooke with a tear in her eye
" I have received my portrait commission from Karin McCombe Jones. It is absolutely wonderful and looks exactly like Aubree-Jane. I recommend anybody wanting a portrait done to speak to Karin." Liz Keating, Wellington, NZ
Owner of portrait commission 'Joe at Mount Etna" had this to say
'Like it??? We absolutely LOVE it!!!' Barbara Deary, Solihull, U.K
'Man's best friend' ...'That's is sooooooooo awesome
You have done a wicked job
Can't wait to give it to him" - B.Sellers, Tauranga, NZ
Hi Karin, it's arrived - I absolutely love it - it's completely mesmerising! Took me ages to unpack it! I'm so happy with it!!! Thank you so very much! M.Goy, Lincoln, UK
Every work I create tells a story. 'Hear them Speak'
Karin is a multi-disciplinary artist living in Wellington, New Zealand.
Lots of her work shows her love of 'the whimsical ' and her passion for movement is often a re - occurring theme, especially when working in bronze.
Karin McCombe Jones was born and grew up in Wales, on the beautiful island of Anglesey.
She has a Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Dance with Art & Design from John Moores, Liverpool, England and a
Diploma of Art & Creativity from The Learning Connexion, International School of Art & Creativity, Wellington, New Zealand
Karin has lived and worked as a teacher of the Arts in England, Canada & New Zealand.
Whilst living in Canada she was part of a co-operative gallery 'Artique' in Powell River, British Columbia.
In 2004 Karin and family emigrated to New Zealand.
A riddle for you 'I gave up Art to do Art'
In 2012 Karin gave up full time teaching in order to focus on her own Art.. She now runs workshops in acrylic painting , encaustic wax painting and sculpting from her studio and offers tailor made 1 day, 2 day, weekly & Artist in residence packages for schools.
'Last Cup of Tea'
Recycled tea bags, screen print. ' Works on PAPER' Exhibition at New Zealand Academy of Fine Art, Wellington October 5th. - 28th. 2013