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Born in Wairarapa in 1958, Bridget Bidwill graduated with aDiploma of Fine Arts in painting from Ilam School of Fine Arts, Canterbury in 1977 and has exhibited regularly in Auckland and Wellington since the early 1980's.
Described as a painter-colourist, Bidwill has created her ownvocabulary of form (complete with signature elements such as vessels, leaves and bottles), drawn together as a visual languageby her subtle and exacting use of tonal and textural elements in her work.
Bidwill uses a variety of different media such as oil stick and pastel as well as acrylic and oil paints to generate depth and moodin her works. Coupled with the use of light and shade to create asense of perspective in an otherwise abstract context, Bidwill's works give the effect of eloquent still-life interiors - frozen in a moment of rearrangement.