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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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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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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Our Nelson Billboard Project featured in The New Zealand Artist Magazine

billboard-project-new-zealand-artist-magazine-nelson-arts-festival-2015-sofia-minson-new-zealand-artworkWow fantastic to see this generous four-page spread in the Jan/Feb 2016 New Zealand Artist Magazine on our billboard project that we did in September last year for the Nelson Arts Festival – very good memories.

Five of us artists each painted huge 1.2 x 2.4 metre artworks on the windy, gorgeous banks of the Maitai River in Nelson.

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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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