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 and Art Exhibition at Queenstown Jazzfest 2016

aoraki-fractalis-painting-sofia-minson-new-zealand-artwork-queenstown-jazzfest-2016-artbay-galleryIt’s that time of year again…. Because 2015 Jazzfest was such a blast, the streets and parks of Queenstown will once again be the sights of my live painting demos at Queenstown Jazzfest 2016! Meanwhile Artbay Gallery on the shores of Lake Wakatipu will host a solo show of my brand new work.

Jazzfest kicks off on Friday 21st October 2016 and runs through to Monday.

 

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Studio One in Ponsonby launches The Real Opotiki Art Exhibition

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Mana Wahine” is 1 of 5 new original paintings by Sofia Minson that will be on show at The Real Opotiki Exhibition from 26 July onwards

Number 1 Ponsonby Rd will be brimming with contemporary paintings, Maori weaving, sculpture and photography by over 20 artists who have strong connections to Opotiki.

Five brand new original paintings by Sofia Minson will be on show at the launch of The Real Opotiki Art Exhibition at 6:30pm on Tuesday 26th July (exhibition runs until 18th August 2016).

The first piece “Mana Wahine” (pictured left) is a framed oil portrait, which celebrates the strength and endurance of Maori women.  The other four pieces are highly detailed acrylic paintings from Minson’s native New Zealand bird series.

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Oh what a difference a frame makes!

Sofia-Minson-Painting-Aoraki-Gold-Kaki-bird-mt-cook-new-zealand-artworkI’m feeling very lucky to be surrounded by teams of people who give my art an amplified voice and take it to the world.  Just got this baby “Aoraki Gold” back from Homestead Picture Framers (thank you for your genius over the years!) and wrapping it up today to send to my incredible crew at Artbay Gallery in Queenstown.  Continue reading