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 epoxy resin, as well as other fluid mediums such as acrylic ink and alcohol ink. 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 reguarly again in 2018 and creates work using many layers, using paint and sometimes resin or other media to create depth and intrigue.
“I am fascinated by creating artworks that pull the viewer closer. Resin is not an easy medium to work with, but I’ve fallen in love with the challenge of getting a glassy finish, and creating the appearance of waves and aerial seascapes. I also feel drawn to creating abstract landscapes, full of textures and marks that tell a story.There is something captivating about the ocean and nature - it’s a never ending source of inspiration, ever changing with the tides, seasons, the weather... in a time where everything is fleeting, where people want to consume things so quickly, these artworks for you to stand still and consider a moment caught in time. Living just across the road from the beach and with a backdrop of hills behind my home studio I can’t help but feel a strong connection to the landscape that surrounds me.”
Originally from the UK, Phoebe has lived in New Zealand with her husband for the past 13 years where they’ve since had three children.
COAST EXHIBITION 3rd May - 21st June
Emma Jean Gallery