Tony Ogle is known as one of New Zealand’s leading screen printers.
He is famous for producing limited edition screen prints and paintings celebrating the New Zealand coastline.
Residing in Gisborne, in his home overlooking Wainui Beach, and working from his restored studio in town, Tony continues to be fully entrenched in the lifestyle and beach life that is New Zealand. His art is wonderfully capable of transporting the viewer to a moment of local coastal gold.
The Art Bureau asks Tony about his art and inspirations...
I never wanted to do anything else as much – is probably the short answer to “why?”. Beginning with a short sharp career in commercial design, I transitioned into a lifestyle where I could do my ‘own’ artwork whilst odd jobbing. Then in my early twenties I began learning the screen printing technique – fortuitously at around the same time as printmaking was picked up as a worthy art form by the wider art buying public.
- How would you describe your art style?
Mediated – Representational.
- Why do you create this kind of art?
It’s a personal response to being and living in a particular location. Sensing dramatic and compositional opportunities from landscapes that themselves are imbued with an innate sense of place.
- How do you know when a work is finished?
It lets me go .... or I stop wanting to modify/manipulate any more.
- What has inspired you recently?
Mural work around Gisborne (Sea Walls Tairawhiti – Artists for Oceans collective).
- When not creating art – what do you enjoy doing?
Family, movies, books, travelling, hiking, surfing, beachcombing.
"I live and work by the words Limted Edition and as such no one image will ever be repeated in ‘another’ edition."
To learn a little more about Tony's screenprinting technique you can visit his website.
Browse Limited Edition artworks by Tony Ogle here at the Art Bureau via our Online Gallery.
New art becomes available regularly at the Gallery so if you’re searching for something specific please contact us. The Art Bureau are able to frame artworks as required and we can professionally install and hang art. You’re also welcome to trial, or hire artwork, before you decide to purchase.