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Clare Reilly: Eye of the Calm
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Clare Reilly: Eye of the Calm (Hardback)

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Clare Reilly: Eye of the Calm is an exploration of New Zealand painter Clare Reilly's life and work. The mixture of autobiographical writing

and gorgeous paintings subtly shows how Reilly's art and experiences are

entwined. Her themes cover the issues of habitat destruction and

renewal, depicting native New Zealand birds in the landscape as metaphors for

joy. In an increasingly troubled and fast paced world, Reilly's work offers the

viewer a place to reflect on the healing qualities of nature and gather a sense

of revitalisation.

'Eye of the Calm' was an exhibition title used by Reilly as an expression

of her life's work. This expression is continued here with an insight into her beginnings

as an artist and her subsequent career. Reilly has a strong connection to

coastal New Zealand and a great love of the country's wildlife. From first

encounters with Tui in her grandmother's garden to memories of rolling hills

overlooking the ever-changing sea, these passions have inspired her work and

are brought to life here in a beautiful collection.

Experience a sense of calm and hope with this story of a fascinating

life told through both words and imagery. Themes including death, grief,

finding new paths, and even dance and the joyful movement of birds in flight

are explored in a manner that is personal, yet universal. A beautiful,

meditative exploration of a life and a life's work.

Art, Fashion & PhotographyArt monographs, history & theoryArt treatments & subjectsAnimals & nature in art still life, landscapes & seascapesBiographyBiography: generalAutobiography: generalNatural World & The EnvironmentThe environmentConservation of the environmentConservation of wildlife & habitats Publisher: Exisle Publishing Publication Date: 06/10/2021 ISBN-13: 9781775594291  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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New Zealand artist Clare Reilly has been painting and exhibiting since 1976. Her art has achieved international recognition, finding homes across the world. Clare supports conservation projects through her artworks, which express an underlying connection with the natural environment.

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