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Listening With My Heart – Poems by Aotearoa New Zealand Nurses

When I left school I trained as a Graphic Designer and it is a skill that has served me well.  It has been a pleasure to be involved in this wonderful poetry book edited by Lorraine Ritchie and featuring poems … Continue reading

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Te Motu Piu / Dog Island

I have always been fascinated with NZ lighthouses (in fact I have done a series of works on plates of lighthouses which included the unique light flickering sequence and number of each one). My favourite light house has always been … Continue reading

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RAW – Exhibition at Gallery De Novo 22 April – 2 May 2017

When I paint in the open environment in New Zealand I experience a very intense raw relationship with the land and feel the power of the forces of nature in shaping the land. Painting on Dunedin’s John Wilson’s Ocean Drive I … Continue reading

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NZ Principals’ Federation Office in Wellington

The principal of Bathgate Park school, Whetu Cormick, is for this year and next the President of the New Zealand Principals’ Federation whose offices are in Wellington.  For the first time 3 dimensional works celebrating the creativity of Bathgate Park … Continue reading

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The West Coast in March

A request for paintings led to a week spent driving up and down the South Island’s West Coast looking for good places to paint and absorbing the working people’s histories so vividly etched in the landscape and the towns.  No … Continue reading

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Artist in Residence Bathgate Park School

21 February – I’m very priveleged to be back at Bathgate Park school 2 days a week for the year!    

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Craigs Aspiring Art Prize

I really enjoy painting in the snow both here and overseas – nice to get recognition for doing such crazy things!  Aspiring Art Prize, January 2017 – Landscape Award.

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Pioneering Plastic

The house is full with half opened boxes, cataloguing criteria, label writing, obsessing about Boosted – an arts crowdfunding site and then repacking plastic to take on its journey to the Otago Pioneer Women’s Memorial Hall!  The exhibition opens  at … Continue reading

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Bathgate Park School – Artist in Residence

I’ve been working as artist in residence at Bathgate Park School of Arts & Technology for 3 days a week this year.  This is an exciting opportunity and I’m working with teachers and students to enhance creative opportunities, increase skills … Continue reading

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Whakatane – Art & Residence with ‘Art & Acre’

it always takes a few days to get into a new landscape – its landmarks, the light and the local stories/ i nga ra o mua.  What an amazing coastline and beautiful Moutohora / Whale Island.  Painting on location means … Continue reading

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