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!
This year I’ve got six brand new paintings in the Parnell Gallery Christmas Exhibition, which showcases works by 17 New Zealand artists and opens to the public at 10am on Saturday 29 November. My pieces are all 300 x 300mm in size and very affordable at $300 unframed. Five of my six paintings celebrate the life force or what Maori term the ‘mauri’ of symbolic power animals or spirit animals, including the black panther, the white tiger, the lion (as seen in the picture below) and New Zealand’s native kaka bird. The sixth artwork is a mandala, a circular pattern inspired by the Pacific ocean.
I’m really happy to be putting several artworks into Braveheart Youth Trust‘s art exhibition from 16 – 18 October 2014 at ASB Showgrounds, Greenlane.
Come and see a showcase of a whole lot of amazing contemporary art that is affordable – all original artworks are under $5,000!
40% of the proceeds are going towards programs that divert young people who are at risk of offending, from the justice system, by helping them realise their potential. 60% of the proceeds go to the artists. Braveheart Youth Trust was founded in 2009 and is comprised totally of volunteers. Their vision is ZERO YOUTH OFFENDING.
Look who’s on the cover of the Metropol Magazine for August 2014!! It’s the Kaka bird from my painting “The Kaka is Calling” which is part of the stunning group exhibition now on at Christchurch’s Bryce Gallery until 18th August. Such a thrill to be on the cover of Canterbury’s leading lifestyle magazine, really grateful.