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I'm Al Ingham. I create. I make. And occasionally I teach.

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Darkness – Taipouri

Darkness – Taipouri 2008 Enamel on Canvasboard 670mm x 283mm This is my first in a series of using sgraffito to create landscapes through a layer of black enamel. The gloss enamel creates a depth to the black and allows the rest of the colours to shine through. Darkness – Taipouri is a part of […]

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Forgotten Memory

Forgotten Memory 2008 Enamel on Canvasboard 600mm x 280mm Using sgraffito to create landscapes through a layer of black enamel is very closely linked to God’s creation of the earth – first there was darkness, then He created. The gloss enamel creates a depth to the black and allows the rest of the colours to […]

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Restricted Freedom and Grace

Restrcited Freedom and Grace 2008 Enamel on Board 215mm x 1060mm (each) Another spray painting using stencils, including my first barbed wire, this work is heavily influenced by Ralph Hotere. The restricted freedom is another play on words with opposite meanings, but also links to the freedom of speech we have, yet there are some […]

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Mercy and Grace

Mercy and Grace 2008 Enamel on Board 215mm x 1060mm (each) Using spray paint and stencils, this artwork diptych looks at the combination of mercy and grace. The two pieces are titled “Mercy – Humbly Walk with Your God” and “Grace – No More of This”. This artwork gets the viewer to think about what […]

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Lift My Eyes to the Hills

Lift My Eyes to the Hills 2008 Oil on Canvas 800mm x 535mm Using oils and the JWM Turner style of palette knife application and wax medium to thicken up the paint. This is possibly one of my first attempts both with oil, and with the Turner style of painting. The verse comes from Psalms […]

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Moment

Moment 2008 Oil on Canvas 760mm x 380mm After seeing the success one of my earlier works ‘Isolation Under the Son‘ had and the popularity it saw, I decided to paint another version of it in a similar style, except this time I was using oil paints. I was also inspired to use a lower […]

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Open Gate; To a world where all are welcome yet few enter

Open Gate; to a world where all are welcome yet few enter 2007 Oil on Canvas 860mm x 580mm Using oils and the JWM Turner style of palette knife application and wax medium to thicken up the paint. As with many of these works, I let the title explain the work. The title for this […]

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Like Father, Like Son; God’s Son Raised from the Dead

Like Father, Like Son;¬†God’s Son Raised from the Dead 2007 Oil on Board 835mm x 560mm This painting is one of my finest landscapes where I incorporate the father figure at the end of a pier. The sun’s ‘God Rays’ as they are sometimes called, pour into the horizon from the clouds. What I particularly […]

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Rerenga Haeata i te atatu, Rerenga Tonga o te ra

Rerenga Haeata i te atatu, Rerenga Tonga o te ra Sunrise, Sunset 2007 Enamel on Board 780mm x 360mm (each) The first of my black sgraffito works using enamel on board, I was interested in using Maori influences, especially those of Hotere and McCahon and integrate the Maori language into the works as well. The […]

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Taupo; East of the great lake with western shores in the distance

Taupo; East of the great lake with western shores in the distance 2007 Oil on Canvas 1000mm x 735mm After a recent visit to Taupo, this painting was painted from memory of a view out of the car window. I experimented with using oil paints for this painting, and some interesting effects were created. It […]

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