Video of Sofia Minson painting an oil portrait of an old woman in her art studio

From the first brushstrokes onto the canvas to the final reveal on the gallery wall, this video in my art studio shows the development of an oil portrait painting of an old woman with deep wrinkles.

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Radio New Zealand Interview (Part 2 of 2)

Before we get to the interview I’d like to say a big thanks to the ladies in charge at Parnell Gallery – Sally and Anna.  We’ve had a tonne of interest over the past few weeks with clients and passers-by popping into the gallery to look at my works, particularly the large-scale portraits peering through the front window.

It’s been really neat to get that kind of feedback, so we’ve locked in my first exhibition with Parnell Gallery from 22 Nov – 6 Dec 2011, a joint show with Matt Gauldie.

Back to the interview… following on from last week where I started digging my way through the archives, here is the second half of my discussion with Kathryn Ryan on Radio New Zealand from 2008.  We talk about my painting process, balancing creativity with business and self-promotion.

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New Zealand Maori portrait and landscape oil paintings

Currently painting a 3 metre high Maori Portrait – my largest painting ever!

Over the next year or more I see myself focussing mainly on contemporary Maori portraiture.  Alongside that, I will likely continue to paint waka, simple mystical landscapes and Maori carving forms.
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