'Morning Light, Tongariro'

Knife oil painting on canvas by Grant McSherry. 1219 mm x 762 mm.

Tongariro National Park knife painting by Grant McSherry

In 2008 artist Grant McSherry began to explore and portray New Zealand’s magnificent vistas using painting knives, trading the detail of his brush paintings for the texture and movement that results from applying paint liberally with blades.

Artist grant McSherry intends for his knife paintings to be vibrant, to extrude energy and while being quite different from his brush paintings, to meet the same overall objective of conveying a ‘sense of place’.

This knife painting is the first of Grant McSherry's knife oil paintings, unique in that the artist had not yet adopted Monet's colour palette for knife painting.