New display . . . Croydon Aviation Heritage Centre visitor experience officer Julie Blackler stands in front of Jenny Willan’s water based paintings which are part of the Four Points of Difference exhibition at the centre. PHOTO: SANDY EGGLESTON

Four artists provide Four Points of Difference in an exhibition showing at the Croydon Aviation Heritage Centre.

Pauline Nicholson and Janice Duncan, both of Manapouri, and Jenny Willans and Glenda Bell, both of Te Anau, will stage the exhibition until March 20.

Croydon Aviation Heritage Centre visitor experience officer Julie Blackler said there was a wide range of styles on display including graphite, water colour, mixed medium and water-based oils.

‘‘It’s been a really interesting exhibition to hang because of the diversity of the four artists.’’

Ms Bell said the four artists had discovered art did not happen in isolation.

‘‘It is wonderful that four of us who live in Fiordland have come together to share and support and encourage one another.

The four women have taken different journeys to develop their art.

Ms Duncan was a spinner and weaver before taking up cake icing and then a watercolour painting course. ‘‘I like to try new mediums and I teach myself. ‘‘That’s why my art is all over the place with no set style,’’ Ms Duncan said.

Ms Nicholson began making beaded jewellery in 2010.

‘‘I like to work with various mediums but my favourite is graphite portraiture, human and bird,’’ Ms Nicholson said.

Ms Willans completed both a fine arts and a painting diploma at the then Aoraki Polytechnic 20 years ago.

‘‘I enjoy our nature, plants and landscape and hope I convey this feeling in my paintings.’’

Ms Bell completed an adult art course with art tutor Chris Talbot Wilkie.

‘‘Whereas many writers love to paint pictures with words, I especially love to paint words with pictures because I consider it to be another form of communication.’’