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John Madden was born in Greymouth on the South Island's West Coast in 1953, and since 1989 has been based in Karekare on Auckland's west coast.

Madden first studied under Yvonne Rust in Greymouth and later with ceramicist Barry Brickell. He then studied under renowned painter Toss Woolaston and turned from full-time potting to painting. He has exhibited extensively throughout New Zealand and his work is represented in many public and private collections throughout the country.

Madden’s deep bond with both the landscape and people of the west coast has been evident throughout his successful and varied career as an artist. His more recent work, boldly expressionistic landscape paintings of the muscular hills and surging seascapes of Karekare are full of the sense of space, light, big skies and brooding atmosphere of the landscape he loves. “There is nothing as brutal and beautiful as the west coast”.

- John Madden, 2008.

For a wonderful account by John Madden on his unforgetable friend Barry Brickell, click here.

29, PIKE MEN

1 - 24 March 2016

29, Pike Men is a body of work produced ..."for the lost men of Pike River mine and for their families; it is a requiem mass in paint” (John Madden).

LAND CADENCE

24 March - 11 April 2015

Land Cadence is John Madden's fourth major show of landscapes at Orexart. It is not for the faint hearted; the ruggedness of the landscape is matched by the energy of his approached

karekare

11 February - 8 March 2014

Karekare, John Madden's third major show of landscapes at Orexart, captures the varied moods and rich, turbulent history of the Waitakere Ranges.

terrain

16 April 2013 - 4 May 2013

A group show featuring landscapes by Ross Lewis, Richard McWhannell, John Madden, Peter James Smith and Evan Woodruffe.

MINERS REQUIEM

12 - 26 February 2011

A group show featuring landscapes by Ross Lewis, Richard McWhannell, John Madden, Peter James Smith and Evan Woodruffe.

PARARAHA

16 August - 3 September 2011

A group show featuring landscapes by Ross Lewis, Richard McWhannell, John Madden, Peter James Smith and Evan Woodruffe.

 

Dunes, 2015. Oil on canvas. 300 x 300mm $1,200

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Coastal Bush, 2015. Oil on canvas. 300 x 300mm. $1,200

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Karekare Cadence, 2015. Oil on linen. 1220 x 1520mm. $11,500

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Beginning Of The Journey, 2015. Oil on canvas. 1010 x 1010mm. $5,500

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Karekare - Whatipu Into The Wetlands, 2016. Oil on canvas 1200 x 1800mm $14,500

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Anawhata River and Bay, 2015. Oil on canvas. 1010 x 1520mm. $9,500

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In the shadow of Pararaha - looking south, 2013. Oil on canvas. 755 x 1110mm

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Red Song For Pararaha, 2015. Oil on canvas, 910 x 1370mm $8,500

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Piha Sea Mist and Fog from Awhitu, 2016. Oil on canvas 840 x 1010mm $7,500

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Te Ahu From Zion Track, 2016. Oil on canvas 760 x 1210mm $7,500

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Awhitu Rain Squall, 2015. Oil on canvas, 760 x 1520mm $6,500

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Winter Dunes, Whatipu, 2016. Oil on canvas 700 x 1000mm $7,000

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