This is a very late to be posting, but here is my painting “The thief of dreams” which was accepted for the finals of the Rotorua Museum Art Award 2019. As the museum is still closed for earthquake repairs the exhibition was held in the Rotorua Energy Events Centre. It was a really interesting show.
This painting was done for the “Unity in Diversity” exhibition in Rotorua, organised by Trish de Muth, which celebrated 200 years of the Baha’i faith. The paining illustrates the quote “It is better to guide one soul than to possess all that is on earth…”.
I was really happy to get into the final of the 2018 Adam Portrait Award, with this painting of Faustinah Ndlovu, a friend in Rotorua. Originally from Zimbabwe, she is very active in the local community, and models sometimes for local artists. The exhibition is on in Wellington for several months and then tours several centres.
It’s been way too long since I last posted. The whole of summer has gone by, and not only is it a new year but a new Chinese Year. To celebrate the year of the dog, Rotorua’s Helium Gallery is holding a dog-themed exhibition, with a portion of proceeds going to the SPCA. This is my contribution.
Here are my last two paintings for the small works exhibition – not great photos. I can only show three, so will have to decide which one to leave out.
Well, this is the first post on my new website. I will try and keep it regularly updated!
At the moment I am working towards several exhibitions, including an exhibition of small works, for which I am doing a few circular panels. Here is my first one – the peppers were grown in our garden. They were green when picked and while lying on the bench changed into such beautiful colour shades.
Unfortunately they never got used in the end, but at least I got a painting out of them, so they weren’t totally wasted.