Vonnie Sterritt Art Studio

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  • 791 Main Street, (Cnr Kauri and Main)
  • Palmerston North

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Vonnie Sterritt Art Studio


Vonnies Paintings

  • Light on the Old Macs

    The energy of these lovely old trees is described in warm siennas. Macrocarpa so much a part of the Manawatu rural scene.

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  • Towards Ruahine Street from the River

    A peaceful painting describing early mornings on the Manawatu River walkway ... the best time of day.

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  • The Ellery

    Towards the Arawata, West Coast of NZ. I have a friend living at Haast, one of the most beautiful places in New Zealand accessing the relatively undiscovered rough rivers and dense New Zealand bush. A wonderful place to paint.

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  • To The Beach. (Himatangi)

    This work takes you on one of my regular beach escapes to Himitangi. The colours are underpinned with the warmth of rose madder and red golds.

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  • The Clearing

    Originally this painting started as plien air. I find the West Coast inspirational. Particularly the Nikau Palms and small clearings dotted with cows.

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  • The Falls

    An energetic gestural painting, inspired by Van der Velden, my favourite early New Zealand artist. He, however would not approve of the colour nor expression. This work is a current favourite of mine.

     

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  • Manawatu Nikau

    I enjoyed stylising the subjects in this painting, sadly this painting is iconic ... owing to the Gorge closure.

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  • ‘Sunlight on the water’ at the Sledge Track

    Sunlight, transparency, stones in the water are always fascinating and challenging. This work is particularly peaceful and descriptive of the Tiritea stream.

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  • Pohangina River

    Just past Totara Reserve. Sketched and Painted Plein Air. (on Location).

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  • Mangaweka

    Describing the Beautiful Rangitikei River and surrounds on a summers day. Painted partially Plein Air.

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  • Taonga

    I have some beautiful Paua Shells and and precious old Kete .... just had to put them together in a still life.

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  • The Back Paddock

    This painting is inspired by the paddock on the right at the Te Matai  Road end of the Manawatu River walkway.

    The colours are as I saw them, vivid and vital.... typical of a Manawatu summer.

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  • Winter on the Manawatu River

    Fabulous warm tones complete this beautifully lit composition. A joy to paint.

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  • The Gorge

    Gorge paintings are increasingly difficult to achieve on site, this one was sketched just above the Gorge walk carpark and completed back in the studio.

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  • The Girls

    Summer in the Manawatu, these lovely jersey cows were picnicking in the afternoon. A plien air beginning and the painting was finished in the studio.

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  • Pohangina towards Totara Reserve

    This work uses scarffito to draw the image prior to applying layering acrylics wash and glaze.The work was drawn on site near the tank on the hill above the Reserve cliffs. With Totara Reserve in the left for ground. The river is the Pohangina.

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  • Nikau

    It’s always such a pleasure to paint these native palms, they are always individuals with personalities. These Nikau are a composition created from my sketch book.

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  • Iconic Coromandel Pohutakawa.

    Just had to paint this during the New Zealand Christmas vacation. After all it is our Christmas tree.

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