Paul Coney (1957 - ) is a well known New Zealand artist who has exhibited his work through the International Art Centre in Parnell for over thirty years, as well as exhibiting through many other galleries throughout New Zealand and overseas. His paintings are held in private collections throughout the world including U.S.A., Canada, Hawaii, United Kingdom, France, China, Japan, Hong Kong and Australia and New Zealand and we are delighted to now be able to offer high quality signed giclee prints on canvas of some of Paul's favourite paintings.
At the age of 20 Coney took up pencil portraiture but soon became fascinated with painting, especially Watercolour, at this stage in his career. Since these beginnings, Paul Coney has developed into an artist who is considered to be world class and whose subject matter covers the spectrum from Floral, Floral Landscape, Figurative and general Landscape to very large brilliantly executed Wave Studies and Seascapes, often incorporating figures and wildlife into these major works that exude mood, character and capture the ever changing beauty of the sea and its environs.
Coney's artworks transform the ambience of any setting that they are placed in and add a strong sense of beauty and natural wonder to every home or office where his prints are displayed. Although often literally accurate to a particular place or situation, Coney's consummate skill is in bringing together many seemingly disparate elements into compositions of unique and intimate beauty, portraying nature in all its forms and cycles and incorporating the character of whatever the key elements of the painting happen to be.