Maori oil portrait and New Zealand landscape painting three years in the making

There are some pieces in an artist’s life that have particular gravitas, that are particularly challenging to give birth to, and when they are finally complete, you feel the need to celebrate and share that journey of patience, blood, sweat, and tears as well as inspiration with the world.

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Interview with artist Sofia Minson

Hey guys!  Recently James Diaz from Anti-Heroin Chic interviewed me about my art, life and creative process and I thought I’d share the conversation with you here…

 

JAMES DIAZ FROM ANTI-HEROIN CHIC INTERVIEWS ARTIST SOFIA MINSON

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Artist Sofia Minson with two of her native New Zealand bird paintings

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The story of cultures colliding told through Maori Art in New Zealand parliament

Matire-White-Ornate-Frame-maori-portrait-painting-sofia-minson-new-zealand-artworkThis portrait of my Ngati Porou great-grandmother “Matire Te Horowai” wearing her traditional victorian dress and moko kauae (chin tattoo) will speak volumes about our cultural history in the heart of New Zealand’s capital.

Two of my artworks are on show at Bowen House Parliament Building in Wellington – with The Real Opotiki Exhibition from 8 Feb – 31 Mar 2017.

Matire Te Horowai lived in the East Cape of the North Island in the late 19th century – an era of heavy Europeanisation where there was severe juxtapositions of indigenous and colonising cultures, yet intermarriage managed to occur.

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Orakei School Art Exhibition opens tonight including Sofia Minson’s collaborative artwork with the children

2016 has been another great year doing a collaborative artwork with the children at Orakei School. This will be my 4th time participating and I always have such a blast.  It’s a very special school filled with kids from all sorts of cultural backgrounds and demographics, and this diversity makes for a rich source of creativity!

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Jazz Meets Art – Programme of Events for Queenstown Jazzfest

Here’s the rundown of where and when I’ll be painting to live Jazz music this weekend from Friday 21st – Monday 24th October in Queenstown for “Jazz meets Art”…


SOFIA MINSON PAINTING WITH LIVE JAZZ BY ZINCO, MIKE FROST & THE ICEMEN, NAIROBI TRIO AND THE GEOFF CULVERWELL QUARTET
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