"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.

Constance is an artist that uses photography as her medium.  Her works are created entirely of photographs.

- Textured Works -

Constance takes photographs of colour and texture; of painted brushstrokes and wallpaper; cracked walls and flaking paint; clouds in the sky and rippling water; and so on, creating a collection of photographs to use as ‘textures’.  The main photograph is then blended with a selection of these textures and edited to create painterly images.

- Impressionism Works -

These works are created mainly by using a slow shutter speed and a slight movement to create movement and blur.  This helps to soften the edges of the subject and create a painterly feel to her images.  Most of these works are also textured to add to the painterly effect.

- Prints -

Constance is able to print up to A3 size prints herself to ensure product quality.   These works are printed on imported paper, in particular Hahnemuhle FA Baryta (gloss) and Hahnemuhle Museum Etching (matte), using pigment inks.   Both paper and ink are of archival Museum quality, which indicates that the print is guaranteed for a lifetime.  Her larger works are printed by printers with a larger format printer.   She provides the printer with the specially imported Hahnemuhle papers, ensures they use archival pigment ink, and works with them to ensure she is happy with the end result. 

- Limited Editions -

Limited Editions are signed and numbered on the front and back of the print, and come with a Certificate of Authenticity.  Most works are sold as Limited Editions of 30 or 70.  Once the 30th or 70th print has been printed that Edition is then retired and no further works are printed.  


Exhibitions

2020 - Creative Arts Napier - June

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

2019 - Creative Arts Napier - October

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

2018 - Paekakariki Art Show

2016  - A + E Gallery - Napier

2014 - Napier Photo Festival - Brocante - Napier

2014 - Photographers' Gallery Hawke's Bay - Napier 


Awards

2020 - Highly Commended - Nelson Triptych Salon - "Losing Faith"

2020 - Highly Commended - Creative Focus Salon - "The Proud Pearents"

2020 - Highly Commended - Creative Focus Salon - "Attitude"

2020 - Highly Commended - Creative Focus Salon - "When We Forget To Love"

2020 - Highly Commended - North Shore Salon - "The Country House"

2020 - Highly Commended - North Shore Salon - "The Lonely Pepper"

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

2020 -  Photographic Society of New Zealand Camera Book - "The Berliner's House"

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 so you can work on your dreams"

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

Awards

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