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Painting - My Life's Journey

Bill MacCormick

A noted New Zealand artist Bill MacCormick has painted New Zealand and particularly rural places and small towns for 40 years. His ability to capture the feel of a place with simplicity and clarity has ensured him a place in our artistic history.  MacCormick paintings enjoy enduring popularity and many hundreds of his prints have sold to adorn homes and offices throughout the country. His love of painting and skill and craftsmanship has been an attraction to collectors and art lovers over the years and we hope you enjoy this diverse and inspiring collection of Bill MacCormick oils and watercolours.
 
Artist Statement

“I always loved drawing, and that was the emphasis they placed on a student at Elam in the late 1950s. That led to a job as artist in advertising at Farmers, followed by work as artist and designer at NZ Herald, then at National Publicity Studios Wellington.Since the 1980s my main interest has been painting.The artists that influence my approach to art the most are the French Impressionists. The way their work responded to and recorded for the future their lives and the places they lived in. They showed through drawing, colour and light the miracles that surrounded them. That seems to me a good approach to take in painting today."