Jayeta Valentine

Taylor-Jensen Fine Arts opens its changing exhibition programme for 2019 with an exhibition of naturalistic paintings by Jayeta Valentine, an artist based in New Plymouth, Taranaki. Summer Flight: New Zealand Birds and Landscapes is an exhibition of recent paintings by a virtuoso who although she dabbled in ‘arty things’ since childhood started painting seriously only fifteen years ago. “Since then I have held six solo, sell-out exhibitions and been represented by several New Zealand galleries.”   Jayeta was keen to show her work in the Manawatu as we were to make her paintings available to the art buying public. Summer Flight will feature 20 unique works by this talented artist.

“Acrylics are my go-to medium, but I also use inks, oils, dye washes, impasto and gold leaf. I taught myself to paint as an adult, my exasperated school teachers having noted that I ‘failed to focus’ in the art room as a teenager. I love absolutely everything about painting. Visualising a new work, the clutter of my studio, my dusty collection of sketch books, the physical process of moving glassy paint around a new canvas…and my view over the lush Huatoki Valley up to Mount Taranaki. I even enjoy washing paintbrushes!”

“My husband is Samoan and many of my works are influenced by the Pasifika love of bright colours and bold forms. Our adult children all paint, but their styles, mediums and subject matter are wildly different. Painting is the only ‘non-people-related’ activity that I commit to. I successfully ignore most forms of indoor or outdoor housework. Instead, I paint, and neighbours across the valley tease me about my studio lights glowing until three or four in the morning. But it’s not really ‘work’ as such. As I borrow images from disparate parts of nature and reproduce them with a stylised twist, I am at my happiest. My family, my friends and painting are the cornerstones of my generally contented world.”

“My paintings adorn the walls of nostalgic expats and others from Chile to the Faroe Islands. Corporate buyers tend to buy my larger works for foyers and board rooms. Many oil, gas and construction related industries continue to support me in Taranaki and beyond.”

Summer Flight will give the Manawatu an opportunity to view the work of this passionate artist and to share her world-view and her vision. The exhibition will be a splendid kick-off for the 2019 gallery season. Please join Jayeta and friends in the gallery on 25th January from 5 – 7PM to celebrate her exhibition focusing on New Zealand birds and landscapes. It will be awesome!

Other Upcoming Exhibitions.

Previous Exhibitions.

The Mountains and the Sea
By: Paul Lyons
- 22 Mar 19

RETRO - SPECTIVE: Cash & Carry Sale of Silkscreen Prints
By: Malcolm Warr
- 22 Feb 19

SUMMER FLIGHT: New Zealand Birds and Landscapes
By: Jayeta Valentine
- 25 Jan 19

By: Michele Theobald & Val Jones
- 30 Nov 18

By: Te Wananga o Aotearoa Graduate Weavers 2018
- 12 Nov 18

By: Rachael Smith
- 26 Oct 18

“Licorice All Sorts”
By: Georgia Lambert
- 11 Oct 18

The Art Room (Term 3)
By: Manawatu Art Teachers Association
- 24 Sep 18

By: Willie Docherty
- 25 Aug 18

“A Bouquet of Paintings”
By: Mary Mulholland
- 03 Aug 18

The Infinite Smallness of Being
By: Raemon Rolfe and David Lupton
- 13 Jul 18

Land & Water
By: Timon Maxey
- 22 Jun 18

By: Don Hill & Steve Leurink
- 01 Jun 18

By: New Paintings by Ross Whitlock
- 07 Apr 18

By: Roger Staples
- 02 Mar 18

A Family Affair
By: Colin Hoare and sons James and Alex
- 02 Feb 18

By: Vivian McKenna
- 12 Jan 18

Echoes Of Fiordland
By: Annabel Neall
- 12 Dec 17

By: Te Wananga o Aotearoa Graduate Weavers 2017
- 13 Nov 17

By: Sue Weterings
- 20 Oct 17

IRIS: Photography Exhibition
By: 2017 Epsom/NZIPP Award Winners
- 06 Oct 17

Land and Water
By: Jacky Pearson
- 08 Sep 17

Moments of Transcendent Beauty
By: Paul Lyons
- 11 Aug 17

“Exploring the Intersection Between Detail and Suggestion”
By: John Tidball
- 15 Jul 17

‘The Spaces Between’
By: Anne Morris
- 17 Jun 17

‘The Primacy of Gesture’
By: Ross Whitlock
- 12 May 17

By: Alfred Memelink
- 23 Mar 17

By: Vivian McKenna
- 03 Mar 17

Across the Ditch
By: Australian and New Zealand Print Artists
- 04 Feb 17

“GIVEN TIME AND SPACE” Abstracted Imagery
By: Colin Hoare
- 06 Jan 17

By: Watercolours by Celia Guy
- 03 Dec 16

E Toru nga Mea
By: Weaving and Carving Graduates Te Wananga o Aotearoa, Papaio
- 14 Nov 16

Dot's Nice
By: Elka
- 21 Oct 16

Colour Blast: Work That Jump Off the Canvas
By: Boyd-Dunlop
- 10 Sep 16

Heart Standing Still
By: Rachael Smith
- 30 Sep 16

SAMPLING: Paintings by Jayson Rollon & WARMING BODY & SOUL: Caohagan Island Quilts
By: Jayson Rollon & WARMING BODY & SOUL
- 25 Jul 16

Head for the Coast New Work
By: Beth Charles & Robert Charles
- 11 Mar 16

Extraordinary Art: Paintings
By: Paula Novak
- 12 Feb 16

Window to the Falling Sun: Paintings
By: Annabel Neall
- 04 Dec 15

By: Paul Lyons
- 14 Nov 15

An exhibition of Maori Art - Maunga Kura Toi degree artists of Te Wananga o Aotearoa
By: Te Koru
- 03 Nov 15

Country to Coast
By: Nicholas Hayter
- 11 Oct 15

Anything Goes: Annual Exhibition
By: Manawatu Spinners and Weavers Guild
- 28 Sep 15

By: Dennis Greenwood
- 15 Sep 15

"Soul Is Eternal":
By: Wayne Hansen
- 29 Aug 15