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Brian.C Strong
Born: 1945
Education:  Nelson College, Nelson, New Zealand, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand
Qualifications: Diploma of Fine Arts with Honours

Brian Strong was born in Christchurch, New Zealand and studied at the University of Canterbury, gaining a Diploma in Fine Arts with Honours.

His career has predominantly been as a tutor of art. Painting however has always been a large part of Brian Strong's life for over 45 years.

Brian Strong has exhibited throughout New Zealand since 1965.

He has a number of paintings in public and corporate collections throughout New Zealand as well as being represented in private collections in Australia, United Kingdom, Canada, Switzerland, Germany, Japan, France and the United States of America.

"Our New Zealand landscape is the constant provocation and inspiration behind my paintings.  In recent work, the landscape is composed in such a way that it gives us several images within the space of the painting. Light, the pristine, clear, sharp contrast of the shapes in the sky, water, and natural land formations...all conspire to participate in the compositions.
In recent times,  the icon image of the Nikau palm has been intentionally chosen for its majestic form and used as a symbol of New Zealand's growth and prestige".

Experience the power of a land transformed by the imagination, skilful blend of landscape and history and the emotional and spiritual beauty of these timeless works.