A fantasy world set in two New Zealand landscapes are the latest works by Josephine Davis.
This magical world is set in the New Zealand hinterland and a coastal scene featuring over sixty characters in each, including well-known fictional characters from the world of fairy tales and fantasy. They all share this enchanted world with the local animals and bird life.
The originals were painted in watercolour and sold through Aesthete Gallery. High quality digital prints have now been produced which are amazingly faithful to the originals. So more families will have the opportunity to enjoy these truly magical scenes.
Born in 1959 into a family with a rich artistic heritage, Josephine is a descendant of one of our foremost 19th century artists; Kennett Watkins, her mother, Lois (nee Watkins) studied at the Christchurch School of Art, graduating in 1947. Lois painted a fairy picture for each of her four children, featuring that child and their favourite characters and animals. Being the youngest of the siblings Josephine’s fairy picture was not quite completed by Lois and so while she nursed Lois in her last years Josephine finished the painting. After Lois passed away Josephine decided to create her own fairy paintings incorporating elements both real and imaginary from the world of today’s children. The result is a pair of watercolours; ‘Fantasmagorie,NZ’ and ‘Fantastical, NZ’ depicting a fantasy world in idyllic New Zealand settings. They include fictional characters from fantasy and feature the flora and fauna found in a real New Zealand landscape
These limited edition prints are produced to
the highest standard with pigmented inks
on 300gsm smooth cotton art paper.
Image size 500 x 660mm.
Edition size strictly limited to only 250.
Hand-numbered and signed by the artist.
Each print comes with a certificate of authenticity,
also an A4 diagram showing the names and
locations of the main characters and features.
Individual prints: $350 unframed
The pair of prints: $600 unframed
Standard framing: approx: $300 each print