We love the work of artist Dick Frizzell and have invited him to come to Huka Lodge to share his techniques and methods with guests, who would like to learn to paint Frizzell-style over the weekend. This hands-on tutored painting experience includes a full day of painting on the Saturday. Spending time with Dick is always, fun, energising and entertaining – combine this with his desire to help others to explore their creativity and this offers a unique opportunity for the weekend of 21 & 22 September 2018.
New Zealand-born artist, Dick Frizzell, studied at Ilam School of Fine Arts, Canterbury University, and following graduation he entered the world of advertising. He remained there for a number of years working as a successful commercial artist and illustrator, as well as an animator.
Dick became a full time painter in in 1995 and has become one of New Zealand’s most celebrated artists, with his work frequently characterised by a glorious pastiche of images drawn from modern art and graphic design. His taste is wonderfully eclectic and broad; with a penchant for fondly recalled and well worn clichés – apparent in his faux-naïve landscapes, figurative still life works, beloved comic strip characters and witty parodies of modernist abstract themes.
Dick’s work always displays a highly skilled handling of paint and techniques, with an endlessly inventive and imaginative range of subject matter and variety of styles. He has boldly embraced a dramatic diversity of art styles and genres with exuberance, irony, humour and well-placed nostalgia.
Dick has exhibited extensively with a major travelling retrospective Dick Frizzell: Portrait of a Serious Artiste (City Gallery, Wellington, 1997), being a highlight. Other career high points include his residency in Antarctica as part of the Invitational Artist Programme in 2005 and the publication of the monograph Dick Frizzell: The Painter by Random House NZ, 2009, followed by It’s All About the Image by the same publisher in 2011.
His work is to be found in collections, both private and public, most notably in Christchurch Art Gallery, The Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery and Te Papa, Museum of New Zealand.
Cost for a two-night stay in a Junior Lodge Suite on a double/twin occupancy basis, inclusive of art materials, morning tea, light lunch and afternoon tea on Saturday.
NZ$1,015.00 + GST per person, per night.