New Landscape Oil Painting “Aoraki” by Sofia Minson

Aoraki-Mt-Cook-Lake-Pukaki-Sofia-Minson-New-Zealand-ArtworkThis new oil painting “Aoraki” measures just over 2 metres high x 1 metre wide and was inspired by the land, myths and history of Aotearoa.

Snow-covered Mt Cook stands as a quiet giant with glacial-fed Lake Pukaki in the foreground.

White Mt Cook lilies peek out from the hills of tussock grass and are towered over by a surreal native forest. On closer inspection the forest’s inhabitants are tiny huia birds perched high in branches and soaring pouakai (haast) eagles.

Both of these native bird species are now extinct therefore this painting is a window into an enchanting, primordial world where Aotearoa is still young and the mountains, lakes and birds have only just emerged from the mists of creation.

Close up of Huia birds in painting Aoraki by Sofia Minson New Zealand Artwork Close up of Aoraki Mt Cook and Lake Pukaki in painting by Sofia Minson New Zealand Artwork Mt Cook lilies in painting Aoraki by Sofia Minson New Zealand Artwork

Aoraki” and another one of my new paintings “Mackenzie in Gold” can be viewed from 19th August 2015 for two weeks at BRYCE GALLERY, cnr Riccarton Rd and Paeroa St, Christchurch.

The group exhibition “Te Wai Pounamu” showcases dozens of new works by artists from around New Zealand including Brian McCracken, Adele Souster, Don McAra, Janie Porter, John Gillies, Bill Moore, Simon Williams, Adrienne Pavelka and myself

Bryce Gallery is open 7 days.
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New Zealand Maori portrait and landscape oil painting

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