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Iwen Yong

From Wellington and now living in the Wairarapa, Iwen Yong has been influenced by the art of Peter MacIntyre, Douglas Badcock and John Crump, who mentored Iwen as he learned the techniques of landscapes and plein air painting.

"I paint a variety of subjects but I specialise predominately in landscapes and rural/ farming scenes. I would describe my painting style as 'painterly realism'. I try to be expressive and bold with my brushwork to create a sense of movement in my paintings.

I have been a full time artist since 2021 and I regularly exhibit in galleries across the Wellington region and in the South Island. I have won multiple awards and I am also a member of the NZ academy of fine arts."

March 2024 - Finalist in the NZ Painting & Printmaking awards 2024  - February 2024 - Selected for the NZ Contemporary Art Calendar 2025  - January 2024 - Merit award at the NZ Academy of Fine Arts Waterworld exhibition - November 2023 - Curator's award at the NZ Academy of Fine Arts  Fantastic Beast exhibition - October 2023 - Fav15% in the Boldbrush global art contest - October 2023 - Merit award at the NZ Academy of Fine Arts Open celebration exhibition - July 2023 - People's choice award - Muriel Hopper Hutt Art Award Exhibition - June 2023 - Fav15% in the Boldbrush global art contest