Hawke’s Bay artist opens his first solo exhibition

His slogan is Hone because he continually strives to become a better artist, honing his skills.

Glen Colechin took a huge step in that direction on Friday, opening his first solo exhibition at Creative Arts Napier (CAN).

“I’m really excited about my first solo exhibition,” Colechin said.

“I feel as if I have come full circle on this particular journey. I won Seaweek about six years ago with my driftwood dragon and that spurred me on to take my art further,” he said.

“Coming back to Napier for this exhibition feels as if I have completed a journey.”

The Taradale-based artist’s exhibition is titled The Shape of Water.

Colechin describes himself as an experimental artist and this collection shows just how talented he is. He has used copper as his base and natural acids such as vinegar to produce a process called verdigris.

However, he didn’t stop at one colour for this exhibition and has used a range of techniques to produce some amazing colours and textures.


First published by Hawke’s Bay Today. Click here to read the full article.