December 2023

Ebb and Flow is their narrative … about daily life going well then slowing down … An exhibition that perfectly suits the currents and flows of modern life.

4/92 Wallis Street, Raglan, Waikato 3225

022 475 1141

Bruce McLachlan

Lyndy Wilson

About Bruce McLachlan

Bruce’s passion for art began at a young age. Born and bred in the Waikato, Bruce didn’t begin his formal career until 2003, upon the death of his mother. It is his technical skill and diversity that has gained him recognition.

While one canvas can depict the rolling waves of a New Zealand beach, the next a photorealistic portrait of a rock and roll legend, each a colourful addition to this artist’s extensive and diverse portfolio.

Bruce is always exploring new techniques and mediums; however it is the precision and detail he accomplishes with acrylic paint that he is best known for. This is especially evident in his portraiture work.

Bruce draws much of his inspiration from the relationships he develops throughout his life, whether it is one of his children or a complete stranger, he is captivated by each person’s unique character and expression.

About Lyndy Wilson

Lyndy is a contemporary painter of Tainui descent with works held in private collections throughout New Zealand and worldwide.

Her style can be described as diverse, eclectic and ever-evolving, which allows her the freedom to explore different subjects such as floral and botanical, abstract, landscape and more recently figurative, inspired by her heritage.

Art and Creativity have always been a passion and although mostly self taught, in 2003 she was awarded an Arts Waikato Scholarship (nominated by the Raupatu Lands Trust). This enabled her to complete a Diploma of Art and Creativity through The Learning Connexion in Wellington.

The application of paint consists of layering thick and thin paint, transparent and opaque, brushes, palette knives – rags and fingers are used, anything can become a tool. Bold gestural movements are counteracted by the need to put things in order. This is a way to process ideas, memories and feelings, the resolved work captures the essence of the experience, the goal is to bring joy or intrigue to the viewer.

Lyndy grew up and lives in the small Waikato town of Ngaruawahia and is surrounded by the natural beauty of the Waikato and Waipa rivers and the majestic Hakarimata ranges.