Tony Ogle

"When I walked into Tony Ogle’s studio, I literally took a step backwards. The visual impact of his work was staggering. The vibrant colours and the crisp, sharp definition of the images leapt off the canvas at me.

The realism took me by surprise. I got caught up inside the paintings, peering through the trees on the hill at the far end of Anaura Bay, our favourite camping spot; sitting amid the tussock, gazing out at the Mitre Rocks at Cook’s Cove; lounging on a couch in a window seat overlooking Harataonga Bay on Great Barrier Island."- Justine Tyerman