John Tidball

Taylor-Jensen Fine Arts is pleased to present an exhibition of acrylic and watercolour paintings by Ashhurst artist John Tidball. The exhibition will provide a glimpse at Tidball’s newest works and allow the viewer to see how John has utilised and incorporated his latest palette - his choice of colour, tone and hue. Tidball is known for his elegant paintings of New Zealand cityscapes, landscapes, harbour scenes and his portrayal of everyday life in this country and in the places to which the artist has travelled and captured ‘the essence of the place’. Tidball’s rendering of locomotives, especially of steam trains, as well as that of yachts and boats has brought him much success as an artist. ‘Exploring the Intersection Between Detail and Suggestion’ will open with a reception for the artist on Saturday 15th July from 1-3pm at the gallery. The public is cordially invited to meet the artist to view and discuss his work with this talented, soft-spoken gentleman.

John Tidball was born, raised and schooled in his native England. During the Second World War, Tidball attended the Harrow School of Art on a scholarship. He says: “Those years were some of the happiest in my professional life allowing me to dabble in all the artistic media available at that time, learning alongside fellow artists and peers; absorbing exciting new ideas and techniques in two-dimensional art.”

A lifetime of graphics, lettering, book and logo design; sign writing and the skilful application of gold leaf followed as he practised the craft of the commercial artist. At one point TidbalI was concerned that although he had both the talent and ability “my creativity often came to a standstill under the precise routine required of the commercial artist trade.” It was really only after his retirement from the commercial art world that John found his true calling and dived in with a fresh approach. He achieved success as an artist known for his landscapes and still lifes.  Recently John has been taking inspiration in new colour mixing and ‘wet in wet’ effects producing bright and vivid paintings of his favourite subjects: fishing villages, boats, trains and rivers.  Now in his late 80s, the artist forges ahead pushing the boundaries of colour, light and that all important element…detail.

John Tidball is known to many for his model train layout featuring an English village and countryside which he himself has constructed and painted over the course of many years. John loves to paint landscapes and in particular marine subjects; he is fascinated by reflections on water and has depicted many such scenes in his sought after paintings. Tidball’s well-executed artwork has been widely exhibited throughout the Central Districts; his upcoming exhibition is John’s third showing at Taylor-Jensen Fine Arts.

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