Quentin MacFarlane

Aotearoa New Zealand, b.1935, d.2019

Scarborough Breakwater II

Picturing the Peninsula, 21 April - 22 July 2007

Scarborough is the name of the spur separating the Christchurch suburb of Sumner from Taylors Mistake. Dramatic cliffs rise vertically from the waters edge of the spur which ends at Sumner Head. For Quentin MacFarlane the Banks Peninsula landscape has played a major role in his development as an artist. His mature style was developed through his observations of the Peninsula which has provided much inspiration for him over his career.

Throughout much of his career Quentin MacFarlane has made regular forays onto Banks Peninsula in search of subject matter. A keen sailor MacFarlane has also been influenced by the Peninsula’s surrounding seascapes.

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