Christchurch based Geoffrey Shaw is a landscape painter known for his distinctive works of Central Otago, the Mckenzie Country and Lindis Pass. His work masterfully captures the rugged hills and tussock blown foregrounds of this unique South Island region. At first glance the paintings seem almost photographic, but longer reflection reveals the artist's individuality in interpreting his subject. Confident brushwork, a subtle and skillful use of light and shade deliver paintings of refreshing clarity.
The Lindis Series of works were first seen in 2008 at the Australasian Landscape exhibition where they meet with considerable ongoing success with sales in New Zealand and offshore. Whilst not prolific, due to the meticulous nature and consistently high standard of the work, Shaw usually completes three to four works a year.