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.
“Mauri of the Lion” by Sofia Minson, 300 x 300mm, acrylic and flashe paint on canvas, 2014, $300 unframed
My group exhibition featuring two of my surreal New Zealand landscape oil paintings, as well as art by Matt Gauldie, Michelle Bellamy and Trevor Askin is 12 – 26 November 2013. Come on down to Parnell Gallery 263 Parnell Rd to see the new artwork! Open seven days: Mon – Fri 9:30am – 5:30pm; Sat 10am – 4pm; Sun 11am – 4pm.