Martin Corke

Tuki Tuki

Date: Mar 31 – Apr 13Space: Small Gallery

CAN are pleased to introduce accomplished painter Martin Corke with his debut exhibition ‘Tuki Tuki’ Opening Friday 31 March at 5pm 

A multi-time finalist in the Adam Portraiture Award, winner of the 10 year anniversary Walker & Hall Art Award on Waiheke Island and selected for NZ’s Sotheby International Realty Art Review, Martin often takes inspiration from local landscapes to create his stunning paintings in oils on canvas.  ‘Tuki Tuki’ contains several works of iconic Hawke’s Bay scenes that are now unrecognisable due to the cyclone, scenes beautifully captured and preserved as a lasting record of what was.  Showing in the CAN Small Gallery from March 31 – April 13

Accomplished painter Martin Corke started drawing and painting over 20 years ago as an outlet and antidote to stressful days in the office. Over time he has attended several workshops and part-time classes in Sydney, Melbourne and Auckland.  In 2018 Martin retired in the Wairarapa region with his wife, prior to settling in sunny Hawkes’ Bay where he now spends most of his days doing what he loves.

“I enjoy painting both landscapes and portraiture in my preferred medium, which is oil on canvas, sometimes board, often taking inspiration from the local landscape. This exhibition, in particular, depicts my interpretation of assorted scenes from Kahuranaki to Clive.  I am looking forward to working on my next project which will target the brilliant light found in the coastal areas of this breathtaking region.” Martin Corke


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