In the month of February, we are displaying a selection of works donated by renowned artist David Anyon.
Almost a decade ago, David Anyon and his family kindly donated a large quantity of paintings and sculptures to the Feilding and District Society.
Born in 1935, David Anyon started his career in floral design and went on to forge a successful career in that field. He ran two successful design businesses in Wellington and represented New Zealand at international floristry contests on multiple occasions.
As his success in floral design grew, David began incorporating sculpture into his work. Over time, this evolved into greater experimentation with sculptural materials and eventually, a foray into the painted works pictured here. He applied to his painted works a sculptural quality which gives these canvas works a three-dimensional finish.
As a fine artist, David exhibited across New Zealand, including at the Academy of Fine Arts. It is a great privilege to show David's work in Feilding and we encourage you to come and view these fantastic pieces in person.
Image of David courtesy the Evening Post Collection, Alexander Turnbull Library.