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Drawing the Waitakere Coast



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Drawing the Waitakere Coast by Don Binney
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"Pencil drawings of NZ beaches and coastline"
4 stars"
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It's not common to find pencil drawn NZ landscapes and seascapes, so this makes a welcome addition to print resources by NZ artists. Reading this book inspires one to pick up pencils and ‘give it a go’.

"Very interesting"
5 stars"
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A great help has I have jut started using coloured pencils

"Interestinginsight into an area I know little About"
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Enjoyed studying the artist technique


In 2008 the famous painter Don Binney completed a suite of 24 absolutely charming coloured pencil drawings of Auckland's West Coast, from Huia to Te Henga (Bethells). They are evocative of the coast so many New Zealanders love and they are magnificent works in themselves. They are accompanied by text that takes the reader on an imaginary journey from Huia to Te Henga, commenting on the landmarks shown in each of the drawings. They also draw on Binney's extensive contact with this coast and with the Waitakeres in general: in early adulthood he tramped and camped throughout the area, he was a founder member of the Waitakere Ranges Protection Society and he has often used his art to underpin his conservation-activist work. The book is a beautiful keepsake-small and perfectly formed, as the drawings are. Deliberately inexpensive, it is accessible to all. Lovers of the west will find it completely enchanting.

Author Biography

Don Binney is one of this country's foremost painters. A former head of the Elam School of Art at the University of Auckland and a lifetime committed conservationist, his works are found in all this country's public art collections.
Release date Australia
April 1st, 2010
Country of Publication
New Zealand
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