A Pond in Spring - Giclee print

A Pond in Spring - Giclee print

A Pond in Spring - Giclee print

From Monet to Perceval you can see the influences that make Richard's work truly stunning in this gorgeously reproduced giclee of the original, "A Pond in Spring."

Printed on museum quality canvas using long-life, water resistant pigment inks with a 150+ year colour-fast rating.

Each print has highlights over-painted by Richard to give it texture and its own special individuality.

Print on canvas with artist highlights
Giclee prints do not need to be put under glass. 

size: 1025 x 750 mm

Our default price is for stretched canvas for easy hanging, but unstretched canvas is available as an option. 


Wellington Artist Richard Ponder

With a career spanning nearly fifty years Wellington artist Richard Ponder has created several notable - and often imitated - art series, including, most famously, Wellington at Night. A well-respected artist, his discipline and eye for detail began back in the 1960’s as a geologist, when his thesis required the accurate drawing of hundreds of tiny creatures called foraminifera. In the late seventies, Richard’s brother Michael became interested in painting. Mike quickly picked up Richard’s palette knife painting technique and they challenged each other with new ideas and innovations, exchanging ideas and spurring one another on to become full time artists.

Richard’s love of roaming the New Zealand backcountry with his family led him to concentrate on landscape painting in the late 1970’s and early ‘80’s. Already, with his emphasis on composition and the interaction of between colours in different lights, he was beginning to show his true potential. During this period, the images in his paintings were based on early morning observations, with the excitement of dawn with its variety of light and colour. The work from this era was published in the long since sold out, limited edition book, Quiet Places.

On the proceeds of his success Richard visited art galleries all around the world to gain a deeper understanding of the greats. He fell in love with the strength of Van Gogh (from Van Gogh Starry Night to Van Gogh Sunflowers), the impressions of Monet (including the famous Water Lilies Monet), the colour of Perceval, and the exhilaration of Pollock. Their influences can be found in his quiet paintings, but in the 1990’s he threw caution to the wind. The dramatic change in his art came about after a trip to Bali where he fell in love with the work of Affandi and Sumadiyasa.

Richard now works more freely, playing with the light and colour, so that his stunning art now takes centre stage wherever it is.