Upcoming Exhibition and Sale


Coming Soon…..a chance to view and buy artwork by the members of the Unlimited Palette group in The Carlton Gallery at Katikati.  Artists will be in attendance  during the opening hours  9am  –  4pm daily during the week, and 10am – 2pm during the weekend.  You are invited to call in and have a chat with them.

The gallery is inside the building that used to be the local Library on the Main Road in the town, opposite the Town Hall.

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Nothing to Lose

Putting layers of opaque paint over an already layered board substrate,  my preferred surface for collaging, scraping, sanding back and generally degrading the surface.  Many colours applied at random, new and varied colours I would not normally try.  Perhaps it could be harmonised with a glaze, but what to choose.

Mardi Gras

On Show at Maddox

Current Exhibition
Layout at Maddox Jewellers

For the months of August and September Unlimited Palette will be showing their works at Maddox Jewellers in the main street of Katikati, Bay of Plenty, right on SH 2.  Stop for a look and maybe cross the road to relax with a coffee at the Talisman Restaurant

On the Street

For the month of July,  the Unlimited Palette art group are showing their varied and colourful artworks in the window of a large empty shop in the main street of Waihi.  This work  ” Tidal Forest”  is collage on board, and framed but not glassed.  There are another 50 or so paintings in the show, something for everyone’s taste and pocket. Sometimes it’s who you know not what you know that gives you a chance to do something different.
Tidal Forest

Working on Canvas

I  bought a long palette knife to play with and this is my first attempt using it. Kind of like buttering bread, and the ‘give’ of the canvas makes for unpredictable marks

The sky, the earth and the layers beneath.

This piece now available at Thames Art Gallery, on the coast road to Coromandel town

Strata scape

Nature is the artist here

The circle of life is a symbol of great hope.

Fallen leaves from the gingko trees are all about, making a carpet of gold on the ground in autumn.   Such beauty.  Nature is the artist with a magic touch.

gingko circle of life, 2013




Looking back and…………………….what’s next ?

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From time to time our group comes up with a “challenge”  –  a project to stretch the imagination and make us smile.  Everyone has a different take on how this will be done.  In October last year the challenge was ‘chairs’ and this is how mine ended up, a concertina fold of heavy paper with collaged pics of chairs and little sayings to go with them.  It was a fun thing to do.


Next Saturday  16th Feb.  Unlimited Palette will be having a  Pop – Up show and sale of art in the United Churches Hall in the Waihi Beach Village, 10 am – 4 pm.  Five artists presenting their varied styles of work in watercolour, acrylic, mixed media, printmaking and calligraphy.  Paintings, handmade journals, cards, prints and quirky signs will all be available.