Josh Lancaster is a young Auckland artist who made the move to the Hawkes Bay in 2016 to pursue painting full-time. His artistic endeavours are achieving similar plaudits to his reputation as one of his generation’s top advertising creatives. In 2015 he made the decision to leave a successful career in advertising to follow his dream of being an artist. His bold lines and saturated colour make for distinctive, original artworks including those of some more quirky local landmarks. His first solo show THE REGULARS opened in July at Ponsonby's Smyth Gallery. More of his work can be found by searching Josh Lancaster Paintings on Facebook.
"I paint the places we love. I do this by trying to capture the essence of a familiar place be it someone’s dairy, beach, view, flat, island, road, takeaway shop, family bach or simply just the memory of one. These are the places we cherish - the iconic moments that make up who we are. They are an agent for fond memories, stories, feelings. Collectively we love these places for what they remind us of – they connect us."