Raumati artist off to paint the colours of Portugal

Raumati artist Tania Dally

Raumati abstract artist Tania Dally is heading off for a three-month painting stint in Portugal, and is holding an exhibition of current works at her Boatshed Studio on Raumati Beach this coming weekend, Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 May.

“I’ve called the exhibition: Clear the Decks: Portugal Ahoy! because I am locking up the Boatshed for three months while in Portugal and would prefer the paintings to be out on local walls, rather than packed away in storage,” says Tania.  To make the paintings as accessible as possible, she has everything in the studio at half price over the course of the weekend exhibition.

Tania is off to Portugal early next month to settle in the Algarve region on the country’s south coast.  “The plan is to find somewhere to live where I can set up a studio, get to know the local people, food, culture and landscapes and use this as the inspiration for a series of paintings,” says Tania.  She plans to return home in September and hold an exhibition of her Portugal paintings at her Boatshed Studio soon after.

Tania produced a series of paintings inspired by the sights, sounds and smells of Vietnam, having spent three months there in 2019.  “The plan was to spend each winter exploring and painting in a different country, but of course following the Vietnam trip Covid had other ideas,” says Tania.  “It’s great to be finally able to travel again, and I’m excited about drawing inspiration from the colours and scenes of Portugal, while experiencing another culture.”

Clear the Decks: Portugal Ahoy! Exhibition

By Tania Dally

When: Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 May 10am – 4pm.

Where: Tania Dally Art Boatshed Studio, across the footbridge, Marine Gardens car park, Raumati Beach.

For more see: https://www.taniadallyart.co.nz/

Lilac Summer by Tania Dally