Val Enger’s paintings are inspired by the tumultuous nature of the New Zealand landscape and often human form. She enjoys the way colour and form vie with each other, creating natural compositional rhythms. Colour profoundly affects all aspects of her life, especially emotions and moods, and she aims to reflect this in her paintings. Organic forms and shapes are apparent to Val everywhere, connecting her to nature. The essential, biomorphic forms of the land evoke freedom and an opportunity to play and explore, in the search for a visual ‘truth’ that finds its place between the observed and the imagined.