Hohonu and Taratama, Westland; Toss WOOLLASTON; 1961; 497
Hohonu and Taratama, WestlandAbout this object
An expressive and colourful watercolour drawing of two Westland mountain ranges, the Hohonu and Taratama, which are bisected by the Taramakau River.Maker
1961Medium and Materials
Watercolour and pencil on paperPlace Made
Toss Woollaston lived in Greymouth between 1949 and 1968. Although an active member of the Westland Art Society, Woollaston felt that the Greymouth public underappreciated his work and to the majority of the town he simply retained his image as the door to door Rawleigh's salesman.
Woollaston struggled with the dark and brooding West Coast scenery and made regular trips back to the Tasman area to paint landscapes, but there is also a substantial body of West Coast works. Woollaston described his watercolour painting as "a rapid medium for striking quickly – while the iron is hot, so to speak – and so I like it best in summer, when what is put down dries at once and can take more, almost as fast as I can think."
Woollaston Davies CollectionCredit Line
Gifted by the artist in 1979Object Type
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