Matiatia Bay

Artist: Mary Ferguson
Materials: Charcoal and Pastel on Saunders Paper
Dimensions: 38cm x 53cm


Waiheke offers many places to work en pleine air while indulging in my passion for immediacy.

I work with the senses, searching for movement and form in the landscape, feeling the constantly changing light, touching colour, an ear alert to the ambient sounds. 

The pleine air sketch can be the finished work or, sometimes, back in the studio, the same work can morph and regenerate as a surprise recall of a moment in situ can suggest a development or adjustment.

The sketch can be offered as part of a nine panel collection (in progress) or a seperate work in its own right.