A Taranaki artist coming in from the cold
Experimenting with different mediums, shapes and colours is part of Cathy Campbell-Smart’s process.
When Cathy Campbell-Smart is immersed in nature, she soaks it all in, mulls it over and pours her impressions and emotions into works of art.
“I tend to try and enjoy it in the moment and be a bit self-aware and conscious of what I’m feeling and looking at – the light and the contrasts.
“Sometimes I take a photo, but I prefer using nature’s camera – my eyes and brain,” says the ophthalmic technician.
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Often, those wild moments are found on family adventures with husband Craig, and children Jonty and Xanthe exploring the wild west coast or bush tracks, especially on Taranaki Maunga.
“You might be slogging through mud, and it may be hard at the time, but looking back, you see the view and it feels worthwhile,” …
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