'Hear them Speak'
Narrative runs deep, Colour runs wild
My acrylic paintings are often daringly bold, and a suggestive observation of a moment captured. Expressive, colourful, vibrant & watchful of reflective values in thought and light.
When teaching I implored students to be expressive in movement and dynamic.
I am now being this in my art .
" Colour is pivotal to my work "
Vincent Van Gogh said it so much better with:
"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.
Comments received on commissioned paintings in 2016:
" 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 painting and sculpting from her studio and offers Artist in residence packages for schools.
Her work can be found in private collections in Wales, England, Scotland, Canada and New Zealand.
All paintings & sculptures unless otherwise stated are for sale by artist.
Recent Exhibition History
GUEST EXHIBITOR at The Pinehaven Arts and Craft Exhibition, 46th. Year September 2016
Serendipity 2, Seven Women Artists, Odlin Gallery, Lower Hutt, Wellington, July 2016
2D or Not 2D, 3 Contemporary Artists, Odlin Gallery, Lower Hutt, Wellington, April 2016
'Reflections', Six female artists group exhibition, Alpha Gallery & Studios, Wellington, November 2015
Home is Where the Art is, Thistle Hall, Cuba Street, Wellington, April 2015
Serendipity, Seven women artists, Odlin Gallery, Lower Hutt, Wellington, April 2015
New Zealand Sculpture on the Shore, Takapuna Fort, Auckland, November 2014
Frankin Arts Festival, Auckland, September 2014
'Chasing The Dream ' Amnesty International Touring Exhibition,
Art Depot, Devonport, Auckland , Waikato Museum, & Matchbox Studios, Wellington March 2014
2013 Annual Exhibition, New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts, Wellington, NZ, December - January 24th. 2014
Emerging Light Gallery, Plimmerton December - January 2014
'Transform' 3D Exhibition, The Learning Connexion, November 2013
3rd. Annual Wellington Emerging Artist Awards Finalist 2013, November 7th - 15th. 2013
'Works on PAPER' New Zealand Academy of Fine Art, Queens Wharf, Wellington, October 5th.- 28th. 2013
Foyer Artist at NZ Art Show 2013, TSB Arena, Wellington
'Wash Away the Blues' Acrylics on Paper 3rd. Annual Wellington Emerging Artist Award Finalist 2013
'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