Saturday, September 26, 2009

Paul Tait slideshow 2009

Paul Tait is one of Rona Gallery's regular artists, and any minute now he's going to have an exhibition. We've just got to iron out the details. In the meantime here are a few of his lat\est pictures.

Paul Tait was born in Newcastle Upon Tyne, England in 1958, emigrating to New Zealand with his family in 1971. In 1983 he returned to the UK before moving to Houston, Texas in 1987.

It was in Houston where Paul began his professional Art career, attracting the attention of Kevin Spiers the owner of the Fountainhead Gallery at the inaugural Houston Fine Arts Show at the George R Brown Convention Centre in 1988. Paul quickly established himself as a mainstay in the Fountainhead’s stable of artists. In 1991 Paul switched to the long established Thomas V Robinson Gallery in Houston, where he continued to exhibit until his return to New Zealand in 1996.

Since returning to New Zealand, Paul has lived with his family in Eastbourne, where amongst other things he owned and ran the Rona Street Gallery. Paul has been exclusively represented by Richard Ponder since 2002.

In addition to his career as an artist, Paul is also a Mechanical Engineer and has recently spent 18 months as the Senior Project Engineer for Robert Stone the main contractor on the billion dollar Kupe Onshore Gas Production Plant in Hawera, Taranaki.

“Art is my career, engineering is my hobby.”