Howick and Pakuranga Times article – Art a reflection of self says Minson

Thank you Howick & Pakuranga Times for the coverage of my current Sacred Mirrors Art Exhibition on pg 11 of the paper and also online, have a read below.

It was such an incredible opening night on Tuesday and the works remain up at Parnell Gallery until 27th June 2017.

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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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Live Painting at Nelson Arts Festival 2015

Sofia Minson holding up her Kokako bird painting

Sofia Minson with her painting “Grey Ghost” 2.4m high x 1.2m wide, acrylic on canvas

What a fantastic experience it has been with the Nelson Arts Festival this October. Thank you so much for flying me down to Nelson for two weeks to paint my heart out, situated on the banks of the beautiful Maitai River, with a group of talented, fun artists – Geoff Noble, Miriam Hansen, Smeagol, Richard Adams and the Kawai Raupapa Rauangi (Maori visual arts) students from Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology.

We were ‘The Billboard Project’ and by the end of it, all of us had created these large-scale 1.2 metre x 2.4 metre paintings that are now being auctioned on TradeMe - you can bid here for our works. Auctions close Saturday 7th November 2015 and if you’d like to own my work entitled “Grey Ghost“ you can bid here for my painting.

Artists Sofia Minson, Geoff Noble and Miriam Hansen with their artworks

Artists Sofia Minson, Geoff Noble and Miriam Hansen with their artworks

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Season of the birds – 2 new paintings at Queenstown’s Artbay Gallery

Painting by Sofia Minson "Aroha mai, aroha atu" meaning "Love received, love returned"

Aroha mai, aroha atu: Love received, love returned” Acrylic painting on canvas with black wooden ornate frame, 1090 x 1640mm, 2015

Painting "He Iti Kahurangi" meaning "A Little Treasure" by Sofia Minson

He Iti Kahurangi: A Little Treasure”, Acrylic painting on canvas with blonde wooden frame showing natural grain, 1090 x 2130mm, 2015

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Sofia Minson’s New Artwork for The Big Egg Hunt NZ – Huia and the Twelve Heavens

The hunt begins!  The 2015 Big Egg Hunt is here in New Zealand for the second year in a row in support of the Starship Foundation and I’ve created a brand new artwork for the event called “Huia and the Twelve Heavens.”  It’s part sculpture, part painting, part contemporary Maori cloak… whatever it is, watch the artwork taking shape in my studio in this video…
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