Rotorua Museum Art Award

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.
the thief of dreams

Bahai exhibition

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…”.

Finally… another painting

It’s been way too long since I last posted, but mainly because what with one thing and another I haven’t had much to add. But here is another portrait I have done of Edda, who is a marvellous sitter. Revisiting a previous version of it I was not happy with, I went to photos I had taken and drawings I had done and started again.
Edda portrait

Adam Portrait Award

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.