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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New works by Sofia Minson at group show “A bird on the wall” in Christchurch 7-18 August

“A bird on the wall…. is as good as two in the bush!” is a really fun invitational group show that I’ve created two new paintings for, here’s a close-up of one of them, “The Kaka is Calling“…

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Head over to Bryce Gallery in Christchurch from 7-18 August to view the bird themed paintings and sculptures by myself and 12 other talented artists.

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TVNZ News Te Karere features artist Sofia Minson seeking to portray modern day Maori wearing moko

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Radio New Zealand interviews Sofia Minson on her portraits of modern Maori with Ta Moko (facial tattoo)

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“Somebody” Exhibition 3-19 April 2014 at Bryce Gallery in Christchurch

Check out our exhibition opening today, running till 19 April, at Bryce Gallery in Christchurch called “Somebody”. It’s a people focussed exhibition with 14 artists and 32 paintings including this one by me…

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First Mother” by Sofia Minson, acrylic & flashe painting on loose canvas, 960 x 1960mm, 2014

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