Riririro @ Opunake
A3 (295mm x 420mm) giclee print on Fabriano 220GSM paper
A3 Framed: 420mm x 540mm
A1 Framed: 610mm h x 790mm W
'Summer of 21/22, the coastline of Opunake, Taranaki, Aotearoa, …showing what it does best.
While myself and 2 mates got to enjoy the fruits of this magic bay, surfing the crystal deep blue waters.
With almost mechanical wave lines that peeled towards the rocky beach.
Cloud formations that describe the unseen shape of Mt Taranaki, that loop the sky above like a stone dropped into water causing ripple waves in the sky…
With the only sounds, (apart from our cheers and laughter), were of the waves crashing over the rocks and the whistling songs of the Riroriro (Grey Warbler) bird singing along the grassy, rocky shoreline.
The only thing I can take away from this magic place is the memories and my artistic desire to paint and capture it as best I can...' Rob Barrington
Rob works in multi-media including pen and ink, marker pen, coloured pencil, fine brush and ink, acrylic on canvas, board, and paper, chalk, and pastel. Adapting his techniques to the digital platforms of both printed and animation media.
His works are representations of back stories and experiences throughout his years as an artist, surfer, musician and life in Central Auckland, Whanganui and Taranaki, all in between the profession of design and display works.
Please note: The frame shown is made in a virtual setting to give an example as close as possible to the framing available.