Don Binney OBE (1940 – 2012) was one of New Zealand’s most famous painters, best known for his paintings of birds.
Binney described himself as a figurative painter concerned with the psychic metaphor of the environment. Working in oil, acrylic, charcoal, ink and carbon pencil, many of his works depicted the west coast of Auckland and Northland, containing sea, sky, native birds, still life and occasionally, figures.
Binney exhibited widely throughout New Zealand and was the subject of a thirty-year survey show at the Fisher Gallery, Pakuranga in 1989. He also had a retrospective exhibition curated by Damien Skinner that toured the country during 2003-2004. His work is represented in many public collections including those of the Auckland City Art Gallery and Te Papa Tongarewa, Museum of New Zealand.
ARTIS Gallery offers a selection of limited edition works by Don Binney. For more information and a full list of works by Don Binney, please click on the link below to view his full artist profile.