White, Robin
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In this circular blue and white print, in a style referencing Delftware pottery, a pair of peace doves overlook the ocean and a lush island paradise. This work was produced for the project Voyage to the Kermadecs, a suite of nine images made by New Zealand artists, in response to the proposal to create an ocean sanctuary around the Kermadec Islands, New Zealand's northern most territory.

Robin White is known for her hard-edged realist style and her distinctive images of New Zealand rural and urban landscapes and portraits of her family and friends. White's hard-edged realist style has much in common with the earlier Regionalists and particularly the work of Rita Angus. Art commentator Michael Dunn observed: ‘…the clarity of Robin White's vision her most remarkable quality as an artist… It is as if we normally see indistinctly until her pictures provide the optical aid to 'correct' our blurred perception of things. Each shape is precise, each line as crisp and sharp as a razor's edge.’

Robin White was born in Te Puke, Bay of Plenty and studied at Elam School of Fine Art, Auckland from 1965-67. Robin has been a full-time painter and printmaker since 1972.
Unframed: 400 X 300mm
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