30 Jun 2019

Painting Architecture in Landscape

From Standing Room Only, 12:30 pm on 30 June 2019

Auckland painter Martin Law has made an ambitious three decade long commitment to painting New Zealand's architecture in its landscape.

The expat Brit is about to exhibit his latest in the series, scenes of Rangitoto and Motutapu in the Hauraki Gulf.

But he's also painted more than 100 finely detailed paintings of buildings around the country, from villas and woodsheds to commercial buildings. He reckons he'll have painted well over a thousand paintings by the time he finishes his quest.

Lynn Freeman caught up with him. Movement Through Landscape: Architecture of Rangitoto and Motutapu opens on Saturday at the Depot Artspace in Devonport.

Here's a video of Martin's Rangitoto series