EDIT: update SEPT 2019
Now preparing for the 2020 Art Escape. First 2 weekends in MARCH (7/8 & 14/15 ) 2020
Covers area from Tairua – Kouatunu. For more info please message me using the Contact button in the menu.
Had an amzing 2 weekends of Open Studios, The public are able to drive around the artists studios and see what we have been working on and buy art. This was my 5th year, and can safely say it was the best. I love the interaction with people, and its so nice to meet people who follow me on Facebook and Instagram 🙂 Almost sold out of everything. The pics i have posted are a fraction of what I had available.
Occasionally I like to write, time constraints mean that Id far rather spend my time painting, or being artistic in a colourful messy way, but Ive just returned from an amazing art retreat in the stunningly beautiful Bali. Whilst there, Tracy Verdugo (who ran the retreat “Sacred Marks”) got us to sit for around 20 mins, and using inspiration bundles, we expressed a word, or a line of what ever the feeling we got was per piece. AS a result I found myself caught up in a wave of unstoppable expression (HA, I was worried I wouldnt even be able to form more than 4-5 lines!), that went for almost 4 pages!
Here is an example of a couple of my poems….
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Blogging via my phone today so please excuse any errors etc….
(thats me on the left up there with my good friend, we are at Big Bay, Manukau Heads, New Zealand)
So loving the summer feeling so inspired by everything around me. Nothing like the healing powers of sun on the water , or the brilliant hues of sunset being saluted by the obligatory glass of wine.
Its been school holidays here so painting has been in short intense spurts, a day here 2 days there, so everything comes put at once .
so here are a few things i find really inspiring….things like TURQUOISE i LOVE…
peacock shades and beautiful imagery…..
turquoise colour within something spiritual……
and surf art…. love the vibrancy, the ocean energy…..
and lastly, my second ‘home’, Tairua, NZ…..
All of the paintings below are in progress…….