Award winning New Zealand Artist Colin Unkovich specialises in original airbrushed art work inspired by the landscape, coast and people of New Zealand.
Based in Northland, Colin is passionate about the art of Airbrushing and since 1970 has been committed to refining his craft. His finely detailed contemporary artworks often feature smooth transitions of colour which give each of his works a unique feel and sense of mood. Airbrushing can be an incredibly slow and painstaking method of painting but it lends a unique quality to the subject matter. Colin is self taught and has developed many special techniques that allow him to highlight the interplay of light and shadow that can give a transient form or a fleeting glimpse, an almost sculptural quality while also achieving a level of detail and subtlety rarely seen with this medium.
Colin draws his inspiration from the natural forms of New Zealand, particularly the coast and the unusual quality of light it possesses.
Colin says "Trying to capture the moods of our New Zealand coastline is, I find, a challenging and very pleasurable endeavour. I find that using the airbrush as my painting tool, lends a smooth, almost mellow quality. Airbrush painting is a less common artist's medium than some others, partly I think because it is so time intensive, but it is exactly this which makes the end result so special."
Colin aims to create paintings which bring pleasure to the eye and give a true sense of the subject while sometimes leaving enough latitude for individual interpretation as to allow the brain to engage and finish the story.
Colin has been part of various gallery exhibitions in New Zealand and his paintings hang in collections in New Zealand, the UK, America, Asia and Europe. He was a finalist in the Adams Portrature Awards in 2010, the winner of the 2013 Northland Art Awards for Painting and Winner of the People's Choice Award for the Gilmore Brown Kaipara 2013 Art Awards.
Contact Colin by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Visit Colin's website: www.colinunkovich.com