New Plymouth artist Tony Rumball has been painting for more than 25 years. This depth of artistic experience is evident in the apparent ease with which he transforms large, blank canvases into compelling works of art.
Peopled with characters both unique and endearingly familiar, Rumball’s paintings are “more commentary on the incidentals, the common experience, the daily news, than on great theories or mystical concepts. This gives the work a wide appeal – we can all share in the humour, someone raising the everyday to art” (extract from a review by art critic Fran Dibble, 2012).
A regular exhibitor in Taranaki, Rumball’s paintings have formed part of a number of shows at the Taranaki Art Gallery (New Plymouth) and Percy Thompson Gallery in Stratford. Rumball is also among the artists featured in the book “Emerging Collectable Taranaki Painters 2010-2011”.
Zimmerman Art Gallery began showing Rumball’s works in May 2010. Since then, Rumball’s following has continued to deepen and grow, with a number of visitors stopping by “just to check out the Rumballs” on display. We hope you will take the opportunity to call by the gallery this month to view more of Rumball’s works.
Exhibition runs until 28 February 2014.