Artist - Hamish Macaulay
Hamish is a Kāpiti based printmaker and painter who recently returned home to Aotearoa NZ after 14 years living in London. His work consistently features landscapes, seascapes or horizons. Combining painting, printmaking and mixed media, he layers traditional and modern techniques to create fresh perspectives.
“Having grown up in New Zealand, coastal and mountain themes are predominant in my work. Whilst living in London, my work became influenced by how man-made structures interact with the landscape. I feature the contrast between the strong, angular lines of architectural forms (usually brutalist or modernist structures) interacting with the fluid, organic backdrop of nature.
Recently I have been working on a series of mixed media projects on found corrugated cardboard. These works represent my concern with the increasing amount of waste we produce, and our lack of consideration for the impact it has on our environment."
Hamish has exhibited in galleries in London and around the UK, New York, and New Zealand. His work is held in public and private collections internationally including the UK, USA, Europe, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand.