Watch this video of Maori TV news Te Kaea interviewing me last week at Parnell Gallery about my portrait painting The Other Sister, which has just sold…
Take a look at this footage I found of art judge Lilly Koltun commenting on my Maori oil portrait From Hikurangi to Hibernia, a finalist in the New Zealand Portrait Gallery’s 2008 Adam Portraiture Award.
If all goes well I’ll enter again this year. Take note all you artists, entry forms for the 2014 awards will be available soon from the NZ Portrait Gallery website.
He must know that when man shuts himself out from the vitalizing and purifying touch of the infinite, and falls back upon himself for his sustenance and his healing, then he goads himself into madness, tears himself into shreds, and eats his own substance….
…Then it is, that in our self expression, we try to startle and not to attract, in art we strive for originality and loose sight of truth, which is old and yet ever new. Continue reading
They are two serene landscape paintings with waka (canoes), both inspired by Maori voyaging legends.
Calling all you Cantabrians!
Head along to Bryce Gallery and check them out. In person you will be able to appreciate the smoothness of the paintwork and the level of detail that has gone into the native huia birds and intricately carved waka prows.