Bespoke frames

Wow, it’s so uplifting to see a client present my prints so beautifully! These intaglio engraved works printed from pohutukawa end grain have been so sympathetically framed. The client sourced pohutukawa wood which was elegantly turned into mouldings by Tom from Elliot Creative.


Drawings on board

These were a new approach for me - graphite and watercolour works on board that were in the Inge Doesburg Gallery end of year exhibition in Dunedin back in December. I’m really excited about continuing in this vein for a little while! It’s quite a different feeling working on a piece that is a one off.


The Studio Wall - From Chaos Comes New Work

There's been quite a bit of experimenting this year. Much excitement about using silk to create artworks and lots of ideas whirling around for new drypoints and mezzotints. Ah, but so many ideas, so little time......At least I will not be short of material for prints over the next few months.

New Mezzotint in Progress

New Mezzotint in Progress

I've said it before, I love working on copper! It's so beautiful the way the light bounces off it. This image has played on my mind for a long time, so it's very satisfying to see it taking shape.  Off to print it now and see how it's progressing. 

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Auction in Dunedin, March 31 - April 2nd.

If you are in Dunedin this weekend, check out this selection of artwork to be auctioned for the Pat Farry Rural Health Education Trust. The auction and gala dinner takes place on April 2nd at the Otago Settlers Museum, the artworks will be hung in an exhibition at the Dunedin Town Hall prior to that. I have two works in the auction. Also included: Marilynn Webb, Inge Doesburg, Kathryn Madill, Chris de Jong, Simon Kaan, Michael Smither, Bing Dawe, Jo Ogier, Joanna Nimmo, Michelle Chalklin-SInclair, Barry Cleavin, Jane Sinclair, Jane Shriffer, Gail de Jong, Janet de Wagt, Bridget Inder, Raymond Jennings, Catherine Garrett and myself Kyla Cresswell.

New Works on Paper Exhibition at Solander Gallery, Wellington

New Works on Paper Exhibition at Solander Gallery, Wellington

Exhibition at Solander Gallery, 218 Willis St, Wellington

28 October - 25 November

Well the month has flown by and we had a wonderful turnout at the exhibition opening at Solander at the end of October. The gallery looks light, bright and inviting and it's been such a pleasure to show with Danielle and Marci. One of the best things about being an artist is the opportunity to meet others, discuss ideas and techniques and be part of this varied experience of life together. 

Thanks to all that managed to view the show. Please get in touch if you have any enquiries.

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New work!

So, I have been working away in my studio on a new series of works for an exhibition at Solander Gallery, Wellington at the end of October. It's been like a balm to be surrounded by ink and paper again and I've been cheered on by the rifleman singing in the tree outside - you gotta love spring!

The new works, which I think of as my 'Into the Trees' series, explore my response to real and imagined landscapes in the mediums of embossing, drypoint and mezzotint.

Solander is in upper Willis st, just a block or two down from the motorway and across from the Sunday morning vege markets at number 218. Join us at the opening 5 - 7pm on Friday 30th October. Keep an eye on their website

Copper drypoint in progress - Kyla Cresswell

Copper drypoint in progress - Kyla Cresswell