Michael Hight - Recent Paintings / 6 February - 14 March 2010

Michael Hight is a highly skilled, self-taught artist who usually works with oil on canvas. His work considers the notion of the beehive as a metaphor for transformation.

Set within rural New Zealand landscapes, stacks of hives become the main protagonist within each of his scenes. A variety of impressive rural Marlborough environments provide backdrops in these works.

Michael Hight lives and works in Auckland and has exhibited widely throughout New Zealand. His work is held in public and private collections within New Zealand including Te Papa Tongarewa Museum of New Zealand, The Chartwell Collection, The James Wallace Trust and Coopers Lybrand.