Michele Theobald & Val Jones

Taylor-Jensen Fine Arts concludes its changing exhibition programme for 2018 with an exhibition of acrylic paintings by mother and daughter Val Jones and Michele Theobald, from Palmerston North. Shared Aspirations, an exhibition of over 20 paintings, will open on Friday 30th November at 5 -7pm with a reception for the artists at Taylor-Jensen Fine Arts, 33 George Street, Palmerston North. The exhibition features interpretations by the artists of the unique New Zealand landscape each in their own style and choice of subject matter. The public is cordially invited to view the exhibition and meet the artists.  Shared Aspirations will run through 24th December.

”Painting, pottery, sculpture, singing, sewing, craft;” writes Val Jones, ”This was the family environment I have grown in. This has been the fire in my belly, my love for all things art – a shared passion.”

She continues: “Painting is my aspiration…Acrylic is my medium of choice. Acrylic offers me the opportunity to paint bright and bold, a chance to express myself in a colourful way. I am inspired by the beauty and mystery of the natural surroundings in Aotearoa. I take photographs for compositions and sketches to explore shadow and light; these creative visions then spring to life on canvas in vibrant colours.”

“It is great to have a family of artists to bounce ideas off, to ask opinions on, to paint together, to encourage and support each other. For me,” Val concludes,” art is a lifetime of learning, improving and constantly evolving.”

Val’s daughter Michele shares the following: “My passion is to paint. My aspiration is to express the feeling and moods of the unique New Zealand landscape. I continue to explore many styles and mediums as I create my art; recently though, it is the vibrant acrylics which allow me to apply the quick strokes of the brush to capture movement on canvas.

“Creativity has been highlighted in all my work positions. I have used graphic art for developing logos and print advertising. As a teacher aide I have encouraged children, including my own two young boys, to observe and think about the world in creative ways.

“I have undertaken formal and informal art training to further develop my innate artistic ability. Photography inspires me to use my ‘captured compositions’ in original ways and keeps me mindful of how much light plays a part in my art. Fourteen years as a florist inspired my love for harmonious and complementary colours and to seek the unique expression in my painting. My aspiration as an artist is to continue to learn, to observe with a creative eye and mind and to paint with passion!”

Shared Aspirations runs through 24 December; give yourself a break from Christmas shopping and come up to Taylor-Jensen Fine Arts for a ‘refreshment of the spirit!’

The staff at Taylor-Jensen Fine Arts wishes everyone a Happy, Healthy and Safe Holiday Season and Best Wishes for a Happy, Healthy New Year in 2019!

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