Justin Summerton


Justin Summerton is a home-grown New Zealand surrealist painter who delights in depicting a dreamlike primeval New Zealand landscape. Another of our artists who is also a keen surfer (alongside Tony Ogle and Peter Lambert) Summerton shows a strong affinity with the New Zealand coastline and beaches. At a recent solo show of his paintings his technique was charmingly described as "scrumbling", a "brushstroke technique to build layers of colour and texture onto his surface. This approach tends to modify rather than obscure the previous layer and creates stark contrast between dark and light pigments. The overall result is a fresh and vibrant new view of the New Zealand landscape." Summerton has been a full-time professional artist for fifteen years and has exhibited in Australia and in the US as well as at New Zealand's leading galleries. Justin has published a reproduction print of one of his favourite paintings of Waiheke Island, we also stock his superb large giclee print titled "Antarctica" and we are delighted to now stock his recently completed his first foray into contemporary printmaking with his original screenprint, Aotearoa Can.