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inside Doreen McNeill's paintings

 a visual experiment by Jimi Colzato

beyond boundries - a meeting with Doreen McNeill

 documentary by Jimi Colzato

colour in your life presents Doreen McNeill episode s11e01

artist career record



1950 – 1961     LONDON - draughting navigational charts for aircraft which included stints in Venezuela, U.S.A., Canada and Australia

1961 – 1964     BERMUDA - Surveyor’s assistant

1965 – 1984     BAHAMAS - architectural draughting and rendering and began to take painting seriously

1984 – 1987     Designed and oversaw the work on tourist shop interiors throughout the Caribbean and started to sell my paintings

1987 – 1996     NEW ZEALAND - made silk screen prints with husband, Ray, winning a Gold Medal in the 1994 Pride in Print awards

1997 – 2005     Painting mainly abstract works on canvas using mixed media and acrylic

2002                 HONG KONG - five paintings are selected to hang in the VIP lounge of Cathay Pacific

2005                 Work selected by Dr. Carole Shepheard for FOUND at Morgan St Gallery, Auckland

2006                 TAIWAN - exhibited with artists Philippa Blair, PhilipTrusttum, Barbara Bailey and Shona Firman

2007                 Exhibited at “Art In Hospitals” Auction, Tauranga

                         Solo Exhibition, Zohar, Mt. Maunganui

2008                 Various group and solo exhibitions around Tauranga

2009                 Solo exhibition at the Sebel Trinity Hotel, Tauranga

                         Work selected for the Vero Co. calendar

                         Work selected for the Womens Refuge calendar

2010                 NAVIGATING HER WAY solo exhibition at Tauranga Art Gallery

                         Work purchased for the lobby of the Tauranga Hospital

2011                 ABSOLUTE ABSTRACT EXHIBITION at Creative Bay of Plenty

                         Miles Art Award 2012 - finalist

2013                 Molly Morpeth Canaday Award 2014 - finalist

                         BEYOUND BOUNDARIES - sole exhibition at Lightwave Gallery, Mount Maunganui

                         Exhibition at Wallace Gallery, Morrinsville

2014                 Featured Artist at Quay Gallery, Napier

                         Molly Morpeth Canaday Art Award 2014 - finalist

                         Miles Art Award 2014 – winner of the Friends of the Gallery Award

                         NZ Garden and Art Festival, Tauranga 17-23 November (9th year of inclusion)

2015                 VIEW 2 - joint exhibition with Jimi Colzato at The Incubator, Tauranga

                         Featured artist - Put Some Colour In Your Life - episode 1101

                         NATURES ELEMENTS - joint exhibition with Vivian Keenan at Monterey Art Gallery, Auckland

                         ROOM 2 VIEW - group exhibition at Sue Dent Studio, Pahoia, Bay of Plenty

2016                 Exhibited in TREASURED ART group exhibition held by the Rotary Club of Tauranga - joint exhibition with

                         Ross Neilson at the New Zealand Garden and Art Festival, Tauranga (10th year of inclusion)                   

2017                 Exhibited in TREASURED ART group exhibition held by the Rotary Club of Tauranga –

                         COLOUR, LINE AND SHAPE solo exhibition at Zeus Gallery, Tauranga – book launch of Expressions in Colour, Shape                            and Line

2018                 PERCEPTIONS - joint exhibition with Graham Crow and Kristian Lomath at Zeus Gallery

                         Miles Award 2018 - finalist

2019                 XCbition - exhibition for Doreen 90's birthday at the Incubator Tauranga - 24th of April - 15th of May 2019.

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