It Was The Belfry Bats That Drove Him Mad In The End

Email: constancefein@gmail.com 

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Constance Fein Harding is a Creative Fine Art Photographer based in Napier, Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand.

As a Dutch diplomat’s daughter she travelled the world before settling in Waipukurau in 1982 with her husband.  They have 4 adult children. 

In 2018 they moved to Napier where they now live by the sea.

Some works use the impressionist technique of a slow shutter speed with slight movement, while other works are ‘straight’ photos.  The base photo is then blended with layers of textures to create a painterly work.  Constance creates her own textures using photos of various items such as: walls with cracks or flaky paint; clouds; segments of paintings for brushstrokes; used baking trays etc.  

She then prints these works using pigment inks onto imported paper, in particular Hahnemuhle FA Baryta (glossy) and Hahnemuhle Museum Etching (matte). Both these papers and ink are Museum quality, which indicates that the print is archival and guaranteed for a lifetime.

The works are sold as Limited Editions of 30 or 70 which means that once the 30th or 70th print has been printed that Edition is retired and no further works are printed.

Exhibitions

2020 - Part of Hawke's Bay Photographic Society - Creative Arts Napier

2019 - Creative Arts Napier

2019 - Part of Hawke's Bay Photographic Society - Creative Arts Napier

2018 - Paekakariki Art Show

2016  - A + E Gallery - Napier

2014 - Napier Photo Festival - Brocante - Napier

2014 - Photographers' Gallery Hawke's Bay - Napier 


Awards

2019 - Judge's Choice - PSNZ New Zealand International Salon - "Relaxing After Prayers" 

2019 - Highly Commended - North Shore Salon - "ZheHai2 With Seagulls"

2018 - Honourable Mention - IPA International Photography Awards "Street Photography" - "The Red Door" 

2018 - Honourable Mention - IPA International Photography Awards "Street Photography" - "Relaxing After Prayers" 

2018 - PSA Silver - PSNZ International Salon - "The Proud Pearents"

2018 - PSA Ribbon - PSNZ International Salon - "It Was The Belfry Bats That Drove Him Mad In The End"

2018 - FIAP Ribbon - PSNZ International Salon - "The Country House"

2018 - Honours - Nelson Triptych Salon - "At The Museum"

2018 - Highly Commended - Nelson Triptych Salon - "Home Away From Home - And Torn Between The Two"

2018 - Gold - Creative Focus Salon - "At The Museum"

2018 - Honours - Creative Focus Salon - "Who Let Winter Out"

2018 - Honours - Creative Focus Salon - "J'ai Perdu Mon Ami"

2018 - Highly Commended - Creative Focus Salon - "Insecurities"

2018 - Highly Commended - Creative Focus Salon - "Cow"

2018 - Highly Commended - North Shore Salon -  "Pumkpin Soup"

2018 - Highly Commended - North Shore Salon - "At The Museum - The Art Lovers"

2017 - Honourable Mention - IPA International Photography Awards "One Shot: Harmony" - "Somewhere to set your thoughts free so you can work on your dreams" 

2017 - Honours - Creative Focus 2017 - "OOOO"

2017 - Honours - Creative Focus 2017 - "SunShine Flowers"

2017 - Highly Commended - Creative Focus - "A Tender Moment"

2017 - Highly Commended - Creative Focus - "The Cross"

2017 - Honours - North Shore Salon 2017 - "The Buggy Bike"

2017 - Highly Commended - North Shore Salon - "In My Dreams I Can Soar"

2016 - Gold - Creative Focus - "Somewhere to set your thoughts free so you can work on your dreams"

2016 - Gold - Creative Focus - "The Fandango"

2016 - Silver - Creative Focus - "White Stripes On Blue Moods"

2016 - Bronze - Creative Focus - "The Dishevelled Ballerina"

2016 - Silver - North Shore Salon - "A Pear In A Box"

2015 - Highly Commended - North Shore Salon - "Manly Beach Crowds (Black & White)"

2014 - Highly Commended  - Nelson National Triptych Salon - "The Fandango" 

2014 - Highly Commended - North Shore Salon - "Somewhere to set your thoughts free so you can work on your dreams" 

2014 - Bronze Medal - NATEX (National Exhibition New Zealand) - "A Tender Moment" 


Publications

2019 -  Photographic Society of New Zealand Canon On Line - "Berlin Houses & Steeples"

2019 -  Photographic Society of New Zealand Camera Book - "The Country House"

2018  - Photographic Society of New Zealand Canon On Line - "The Country House"

2018  - Photographic Society of New Zealand Camera Book - "It Was The Belfry Bats That Drove Him Mad In The End"

2017  - Photographic Society of New Zealand Camera Book- "Relaxing After Prayers"

2017  - Photographic Society of New Zealand Canon On Line - "A Day Fishing"

2015  - Photographic Society of New Zealand Camera Book - "A Day Out"

2015  - Photographic Society of New Zealand Canon On Line - "Silence In The Sands"

2015 - Photographic Society of New Zealand Canon On Line - "They Come At Night"

2014 - Photographic Society of New Zealand Canon On Line - "Somewhere to set your thoughts free and work on your dream"

2014 - Photographic Society of New Zealand Camera Book - "Two Pears And A Core"

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