Artist based in Gisborne New Zealand
Phoebe Gander is an mixed media Artist, inspired by the beautiful ocean, skies and landscape where she lives with her family in Wainui Beach on the east coast of New Zealand. She predominantly uses acrylic paint and oil paint. She is self taught in these mediums however has a BA hons degree in printed surface design, which she gained studying at Falmouth College of Arts in the UK. She began creating art regularly again in 2018 and creates work using many layers, using reference images that she has photographed.
“I am fascinated by creating artworks that pull the viewer closer. I feel drawn to creating still life work and abstract landscapes that tell a story.There is something captivating about light - it’s a never ending source of inspiration, ever changing and so fleeting. In a time where everything is fast paced, where people want to consume things so quickly, these artworks beg for you to stand still and consider a moment caught in time. I have always been drawn towards nostalgia and hope that my artworks provoke the same feelings in the viewer.”
Originally from the UK, Phoebe has lived in New Zealand with her husband for the past 16 years where they’ve since had three children.
COAST EXHIBITION 3rd May - 21st June
Emma Jean Gallery