Nelson Suter Art Society

to promote and encourage the cultivation and production of work in the visual arts

Bridget Austin

I spent my first 21 years in England, a happy childhood and tertiary education which included tuition in painting. I then moved to New Zealand and eventually became a NZ Citizen.


I have been fortunate to live surrounded by spacious places filled with foliage and flowers. Countryside experiences have given me the happiest of times and continue to do so.


For some years, when caring for our children, I was a weaver and very involved in fibre arts and owning a Gallery for exhibitions and a shop to supply books, yarns, and equipment for those disciplines. I learned a lot about texture and colour in this period. After those days I soon had time to return to drawing and painting.


Basically I am a recorder. I try to capture images and scenes that have caught my attention but with my own interpretation. With Ink and watercolour I often "hero" the subject and place it against a monochromatic background.

In oil paintings I enjoy the freedom of using palette knives and brushes and use a limited palette of colours to share my experiences of landscapes and nature.


Sharing my memories is very rewarding!