When: 3 August - 15 August
Where: The Incubator - Historic Village, 17th Ave, Tauranga
Presented by: The Incubator Creative Hub
OPENING PREVIEW: SATURDAY 3RD AUGUST | 2PM
Elliot Caudwell is an emerging self taught New Zealand and international artist. His passion for various ethnic cultures and the love of modern art has developed into various forms and styles. Elliot’s preference is pointillism and white ink on a black back ground and a strong use of earthy and vibrant colours. He is also inspired by nature, wildlife, terrain and marine species: native birds, fish, bush
and waterfalls. It has been automatic to him since the age of thirteen years, so he has produced never-ending designs and symbols like tribal, Polynesian and Aboriginal mixed in with each other, revealing a very unique and pleasing effect in his works.
Elliot has presented in three exhibitions in New Zealand, his latest ideas being printed on fabric for various merchandises. It is clear that his style particularly lends itself to fabrics with the design and colours for interior, exterior, and soft furnishings, as well as the marine industry. His first life painting was exhibited at Mairangi Bay Intermediate School hall in North Shore, Auckland in 1991, and the acrylic painting went straight to the Auckland Art Exhibition and won an award. Elliot recently had another exhibition in Tauranga with Creative Tauranga in 2017. He passed his degree in Garden Design and landscape in 2010. Elliot draws gardens and water features and paints large and small murals of native birds and bush at Coronation park in Mount Maunganui, and completed a large landscape of the South Island around an indoor thermal pool. Elliot turned his hand to carving Hinuera stone, and paints exotic and native insects and animals on river stones. He is very talented with digital art and photography. He also uses modern – Mediterranean architecture combined with birds, bush and ethnic symbols, waterfalls with pointallisum (dot art). The mediums Elliot uses most are acrylics, fine coloured pencils from Mexico and white ink.
Elliot currently lives in his home town in Katikati, Bay of Plenty, and was born in Tauranga.