October 10, 2018

Fort Takapuna gun emplacement where my artwork For Those Who Came Before will be installed.

I have had a real mix bag of events lately, but some how I have still been productive in my studio.  I have been developing the artworks that I wrote about in my previous two blo...

October 4, 2018

As soon as I left New York, my mind started fizzing with ideas.  I’m not sure if it was that my mind finally had space, as there are so many wonderful distractions in that city, you bounce from one source of entertainment to another!  But I think it was more that I hav...

July 11, 2018

Real step-mothers are NOT the evil ones of fairy tails ….We love with all our hearts, but our hearts ache with a loss that you will never understand.

May 9, 2018

My experience at my first international Art Expo was a wild roller coaster! The immense anticipation, the sleepless nights getting ready, heading to New York alone to take this on.  Normally my husband Mark would be there, but he went back to NZ to have fun with our 14...

December 27, 2017

ArtCell - A Pop-Up Collaborative Gallery and Open Studio Space by 9 Wanaka Artists

Soooo, this has been an incredibly exciting month…

After returning from New York I was a bit lost and didn’t have many fellow creatives to hang out with, so I started googling to see who I...

October 17, 2017

October 2017, Wanaka, New Zealand.

Wow, what an emotional week it has been for Mental Health Awareness Week 2017!  I am back in the midst of a painting binge (which is my way to keep my mental health and emotions in check).  Around us there is a huge amount going on and...

September 28, 2017

May 2017, New York City

After the four 4 months of frantic organization it is a relief to board the plane, engage in a monster movie marathon and let my body and mind let go for the duration of the flight as I knew that the pace would be intense as soon as we landed in...

September 26, 2017

Crating Day, the lid goes on the last one - We are off to New York, April 2017!

October 2016 - April 2017 Wanaka, New Zealand

It all started right at the end of 2016. I had spent the past two years focusing on my painting, but not with an exhibition in particular in mind...

September 26, 2017

"The opportunity that Ora has offered me is so exciting!  Giarna Tekanawa, a kiwi who has lived in New York for about 20 years, has been running this space as a Pop-Up Gallery for New Zealand artists, as a chance for us to get a foot in the door of the New York art sce...

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