Radio New Zealand – Artist Sofia Minson to paint modern portraits of Maori with Moko facial tattoos

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Artist seeks men and women with facial Moko for new portrait series – Sofia Minson in Nati Link magazine article

Possibly the most visually striking way to express your connection to your heritage is through facial tattoo – moko kauae and moko kanohi. I’m interested in finding out why Maori are embracing this ancient tradition in our contemporary world and documenting the diverse faces and stories of our people through a new series of portrait paintings…

Click on image to read article in the April issue of Nati Link Magazine, which invites people to participate in my new series of portrait paintings.Nati-Maori-Artist-seeks-men-and-women-with-facial-Moko-for-new-portrait-series-Nati-Link-Article-April-2014-Sofia-Minson-New-Zealand-Artwork

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Congratulations to the 2012 Adam Portraiture Award Finalists

The prestigious $15,000 first prize award was taken out by Stephen Martyn Welch from TVNZ’s ‘The Sitting’ fame with his self portrait entitled 3 Nights, A Mirror & Loads of Coffee.

My oil portrait entitled The Other Sister was chosen as a finalist (3rd year running!) and won ┬áPeople’s Choice Award in the Christchurch leg of the touring finalists’ exhibition.

Sofia Minson’s “The Other Sister” 850x1800mm oil on canvas


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