Karl Maughan is one of New Zealand's most recognisable artists. His distinctive garden works are well-known in the contemporary New Zealand art world. He graduated from Auckland University’s Elam School of Fine Art and has worked with a plant theme for the past thirty years. He uses his archive of old photos to help produce works that evoke a particular mood. Reflecting on his own childhood memories of gardens and the outdoors, his work resonates with the Kiwi lifestyle of appreciating The Great Outdoors.
Marchent Ridge is a great example of his best work. It is hyperreal - with his meticulous representation of brightly coloured garden shrubs. The realism, however, only goes so far – there are no weeds, no broken branches, and the autumn colours of the leaves sit oddly beside the spring-flowering rhododendrons. It is a highly manipulated scene that portrays a garden at its very manicured best.
Another well-loved work is Forest Hill in which he paints flowers and foliage as they would be in an eternal garden – in bright, full bloom, untouched by time or decay. Pathways appear to draw the viewer to unseen glades just around the corner.
This print is available unframed on cardboard in a plastic sleeve or framed in a black or white wooden box frame with clear glass. The unframed print measures 28 x 35 cms (outer matt) while the framed print measures 310 x 380mm. The frames come in Black or White
*We may not always carry both the black and white framed prints so please allow a week extra to get one made up if we do not have one in stock