Works In Watercolour showcases the superb watercolour paintings and photography of Russell Perry from Otago, New Zealand.
No tuition, no art classes - this artist came to wield a brush following a vehicle accident and some tough times. Despondent, he turned to God with the question, "What next?"
The resultant paintings have astounded many. The work is polished, vibrant, sound of colour and construction, and celebratory of God the Creator.
This site provides access to his works. Paintings, fine art prints and photographs can be purchased. More importantly, it provides powerful witness to a God who gives with testimonies that have the power to change lives. Russell Perry's story is every bit as remarkable as the images you will enjoy here.
BLOG: "BITING INTO A BIG PAINTING"
Back home in New Zealand again. I enjoyed my time in Adelaide, but the healing I had hoped for seems slow in coming. In the meantime, I have been putting brush to paper: it’s nice to have completed 7 quite nice paintings recently. They’re all up on the Painting page now so do have a look.
This is one of my recent photos. The “Green Bridge” as it is known locally crosses the Taeiri River just a few kilometres from my home at En Hakkore.
So many have spoken into our growth, our walk, our direction. Thank you. None of us do this life alone.
We hope that you will continue to do that. Please, if you have a word to share, do so. If you have comment or feedback about our work here, or an interest in purchasing an item, do get in touch. We'd enjoy that.
R. & J.
When we look at a painting, or hear a symphony, or read a book, and feel more Named, then, for us, that work is a work of Christian art. But to look at a work of art and then to make a judgment as to whether or not it is art, and whether or not it is Christian, is presumptuous. It is something we cannot know in any conclusive way. We can know only if it speaks within our own hearts, and leads us to living more deeply with Christ in God.
Madeleine L'Engle (2016). “Walking on Water: Reflections on Faith and Art”, p.41, Convergent Books
“A Christian should use these arts to the glory of God, not just as tracts, mind you, but as things of beauty to the praise of God. An art work can be a doxology in itself.”
“If I create from the heart, nearly everything works; if from the head, almost nothing.”
All original paintings are sold framed unless you are there at the time they come off the easel.
As of January 2018, all new originals and prints are framed with 2.5mm TruVue Conservation Clear glass unless their description states otherwise.
They are framed in our own studio under exacting quality control
using materials accepted throughout the picture framing industry.
It is possible to buy originals unframed - i.e. carefully removed from their existing frames by our team. A small reduction in price can be requested and considered.
It is also possible to have originals reframed by us in a moulding/matboard of your choosing. The same small reduction in price is offered against the cost of new framing.
All painting prints are reproduced on Hahnemulle conservation grade acid free paper, prepared by Microfilm Digital in Christchurch. Their work is excellent.
Prints are available framed and unframed.
Paintings can be upgraded to higher quality glass. A quote can be provided for this service.