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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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Dunedin Central Rotary Club Talk

I have talked to a lot of Rotary Clubs in my time as an artist – always good for a lunch first and then meeting really good people who are passionate about raising money for different community organisations. This time … Continue reading

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Women’s Art Group – thank you CARA!

After 10 years CARA (Community Assessment Rehabilitation Associates) has decided to end the funding for the ‘Women’s Art Group’.  This has been an amazing example of a private health provider funding an arts’ project.  Many women have used this art … Continue reading

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Art Group Visit – March

Painting is just one way I express my creativity.  My house is another. A place where I display some of my large collection of historical plastics, other collectables and art.  This art group was interested in visiting me at home … Continue reading

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Te Heke – January

It’s so sad that as children many of us only got one version of the local stories that bring the land alive.  I was very privileged to be support crew for friends who were walking on ‘Te Heke’ from Omarama … Continue reading

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The Olive Grove – Wanaka

Sometimes I’m asked to do a painting from a particular place that is special and has great personal significance.  This in turn gives me an opportunity to paint in some amazing places.  This is one of them.  I have painted … Continue reading

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Travel to Java & Bali

It’s always important for me to go to another country and visually soak up the differences – it refreshes my visual bank in a way I can’t really explain. As well as going for a birthday I worked on a … Continue reading

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