Prudence’s art practice has always operated like a stage: setting a scene that reflects her real life experience and exploring the dynamics of human relationships. Her intention when creating images is to recreate a significant moment in time as if glimpsed through a transformative lens, offering us fantastical visions from an amazing and magical world.
After graduating with distinction from Elam School of Fine Art in Auckland New Zealand in the mid-1980s Prudence MacDougall travelled extensively; sometimes studying, other times teaching and regularly exhibiting.
Her exhibition credits include; The British School in Rome, International School of Art in Umbria and The Byam Shaw School of Art in London. Closer to home, Prudence has also exhibited with many galleries in and around New Zealand and has works in many private collections both here and overseas.
Although strongly influenced by Goya, Prudence’s fantastical beasts are always portrayed with great humour and charm; creations more at home in children’s fairy tales than the horror of nightmares.