About Brian Dahlberg
Born in Ashburton in 1944, Dame Louise Henderson was one of Dahlberg's teachers. Working for over forty years in a unique and readily identifiable personal style, Dahlberg retains his place as one of New Zealand's leading landscape painters. In December 2013, the long awaited solo exhibition , TE IKA A MAUI commemorated the artist's North Island Journey. From the far north to our capital city of Wellington, Dahlberg captured landscape, both rural and coastal along with natural and man-made landmarks. As expected the exhibition met with great success.
"I like to drive, ride, and tramp the rural, coastal and remote parts of New Zealand, and my subjects are found on these excursions. A style that has been described as Regional Surrealism helps me to depict the colonial architecture, the agricultural subjects, and the mood I feel in many of these places. If my viewers can feel some of this too, I am happy."