Olive Tapu Te Ranga Flag
Painted Flag #485
Original Painting by Paula Coulthard
1.9m x 1m
Acrylic Paint & cotton applique on cotton canvas
My flag paintings try to capture or resonate with our emotional connection to place.
I love the way there is timelessness in our landscapes. The landforms are recognisable even with the addition or subtraction of trees and buildings.
My processes are very tactile. I stone wash and age the canvas I am painting on to relax it and give it life. My landscapes are often suggestive but still very recognisable. Sometimes the paintings symbolise an event that exists in memories of the landscape, real or imagined.