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LOVE hearing from my clients who forward to me where they have hung my ART works

-- Date: May 2, 2020

I am just buzzing after receiving an email this morning from one of my clients with a photo showing where she has hung 2 of my Watercolours of Aegina on her New York Apartment wall.

Releasing the Inner ARTIST – Art Course on Aegina island in Greece

-- Date: November 11, 2018

I am so happy to announce this exciting new Art Course on the Greek island of Aegina. What a journey this has been for me from when I first thought of this idea holding this course to help people who wish to paint but have felt unsure of where to start. It has taken me over a year to finally connect with the right travel agent and have my course ready. I wish to open that door for everyone as I do believe everyone

It's NEVER too late to become an ARTIST!!

-- Date: October 21, 2018

I have been thinking a lot about the art courses I am offering to every one for September, 2019 on the lovely Greek island of Aegina which is only 40 minutes away from the port of Athens at Piraeus. As with ages comes life experience as we have seem more places, experience and fulfilled more moments which can be joy and sorrow. These are deep wells of which we can draw from on as I know myself this is what I take to...

TripAdvisor – Attractions on AEGINA Island – Join me September, 2019

-- Date: September 22, 2018

I just saw that TripAdvisor has a number of attractions on their site so thought I would share the link, so do click on the above link to view all the attractions that Aegina Island offers as I wish to show them to you when you join my ART Course in September, 2019 on Aegina.

ART TRAVEL to a Greek Island – Aegina – September 2019

-- Date: August 14, 2018

I am so happy to announce this exciting new Art Course on the Greek island of Aegina. What a journey this has been for me from when I first thought of this idea holding this course to help people who wish to paint but have felt unsure of where to start.

Yet Another client’s email!! 2 in 1 week

-- Date: August 6, 2018

Gosh two emails in one week from clients of mine. Yes I did sell a number of my artworks before I left Greece in June of this year so now some of the people who have purchased some of my artworks have kindly taken the time to photo and send to me images of where they have hung them.

Back into New Zealand lifestyle

-- Date: July 21, 2018

Well it has been a wee while since I blogged last time as I settle back into life in my homeland of New Zealand. Quite a different in temperatures as here it is winter whereas I left behind the summer months of Greece. An quite surprise how it is not as cold as I thought it would be, which is great.

Closing my Greek Studio and moving on!!

-- Date: June 30, 2018

Hi there one and all, I decided at the end of last year to close up my Greek apartment and studio for good with the idea of coming back here to visit with other artists once or twice a year. I do wish to bring artists here to enjoy the Greek lifestyle while painting and drawing on a Greek island.

Do you want to learn how to use Encaustic as a medium??

-- Date: May 21, 2018

I would like to ask you if you are interested in knowing how to use Encaustic Wax medium?? If so, then I have workshops around Auckland and Orewa where you are able to attend for 5 hours on a Saturday while joining me as I show this delightful medium.

What you did not know about Encaustic!!

-- Date: May 16, 2018

If you do not know what Encaustic medium is then come along to one of my beginners Workshop to find out.

Workshop on Encaustic – was a great success

-- Date: May 10, 2018

On a very windy rainy day the Saturday April 28th I started my first workshop teaching Encaustic where 6 wonderful, lovely women attended. Some travelled some distance to join in it.

Hibiscus Hospice Art Exhibition | auction & sale

-- Date: May 8, 2018

I am involved with this Art Exhibition with 4 Encaustic works plus I’ve donated one piece too.

Blast from the PAST

-- Date: May 6, 2018

The other day a new posting on Facebook appeared from a kiwi friend of mine who organised the Legato Exhibition in Italy back in 2014. I actually went over to meet her and delivery this work to the exhibition.

NEWS FLASH!!! Exploring Encaustic Workshops are coming!!!!

-- Date: March 28, 2018

Join me @ Estuary Arts Centre, Orewa, NZ 7th March – 1st April 2018

-- Date: March 5, 2018

Look what I am doing now!!!! Exhibiting @ the Estuary Arts Centre, 214 Hibiscus Coast Highway, OREWA with my Encaustic Art Works

More on my Art Course – Releasing your Inner Artist

-- Date: February 24, 2018

I have blogged before about my brand new art course series ,  which I am holding on the beautiful Greek island of Aegina. This new adventure began as lots of people over the years have  asked me if I would hold these courses.

Release the Inner Artist – Art Courses on Aegina, Greece

-- Date: February 15, 2018

I am so excited about these art courses I am holding on the beautiful Greek island of Aegina which is so close to the port of Athens.

Sunshine is good for My SOUL!!!

-- Date: January 29, 2018

As I think about SUNSHINE I know it is so good for my soul, how about you?

ABSTRACT new WORKS coming along

-- Date: January 24, 2018

As I meditate beforehand, viewed many images from library books on water, rivers, sea and old maps of NZ.

Releasing the Inner Artist in you!!! Art Courses

-- Date: January 13, 2018

My ART COURSES in my video I did before leaving Aegina, Greece.

December Newsletter has been issued – Did you miss out? Join for next months

-- Date: December 20, 2017

Just finished and posted my monthly newsletter which had my latest work photos for my ‘Art Tribe’ to view first off.

Watch my interview on AeginaGreece.com, win an original watercolor!

-- Date: November 3, 2017

About LOL and WOW

-- Date: June 29, 2017

This past week I have met up with two groups of ex-pats women in Greece. Tuesday I went with another Kiwi friend across to Athens by ferryboat then the Metro to have lunch with the group called LOL (Ladies Who Lunch) at a very old tavern in the heart of Athens called ‘Two Doors’ or Dipoto Agoras. So much fun with English, American, Canadian and NZers women and have a great time ‘girl-talk’.

Charity Art Auction to support the Victims of the Grenfell Tower Fire

-- Date: June 28, 2017

I am happy to submit 2 of my Encaustic Hot Wax art works to this auction to support the Victims of the sad fire that happened in London a couple of weeks ago.

High Quality Giclee Prints are now available from 4 of my art works

-- Date: June 27, 2017

Some 3 weeks ago I put on Facebook and Instagram a post asking everyone to vote on what they would like as a High Quality Print from my art work. Everyone who voted was put into a draw and Marta Katzer from Australia won the draw to which she choose ‘Wings to Fly Away on.

New Works

-- Date: May 21, 2017

In March of this year I was and ‘Artist in Residence” at Lochmara Lodge in the Marlborough Sounds which is in the top area of NZ South Island. Such a magical place for myself where I had a studio at their Art Gallery for 2 weeks.

John Olsen Exhibition in Melbourne, Australia

-- Date: May 19, 2017

A couple of month ago while I was ‘Down under’ I went across to Melbourne, Australia to visit friends and went along to the John Olsen exhibition ‘The You Beaut Country’ at the National Gallery of Victoria.

Back in Aegina

-- Date: May 17, 2017

I am now settled back into Aegina lifestyle and have been invited to exhibit at Sherry Kelaidi’s Annual Champagne Garden Party on the 28 May on another Greek island – Salamina which is just opposite Aegina as both islands are very close to the port of Athens – Piraeus.

The Soul Depot fundraising

-- Date: January 30, 2017

I have donated one of my crosses to this project.

Exhibition ‘Mediums’

-- Date: December 1, 2016

Three artists, three nationalities, three mediums

Exhibition Unity in Variety VI

-- Date: November 4, 2016

Watch out for my Encaustic Wax works in this up and coming exhibition in London!!!!

Paralax ‘Art’ Fair 2016

-- Date: October 4, 2016

Be part of my art journey to which I am exhibiting some of my Encaustic latest works on 22nd and 23rd October in London at Europe’s largest artist Art Fair, Paralax ‘Art’ Fair at the Chelsea Townhall in London.

Never to be REPEATED Sale – Art clear out

-- Date: April 14, 2016

While staying down in New Zealand I have been clearing out and selling on TradeMe (equal to eBay) many of my treasures and items I do not require any more in my son’s garage and came across a number of my old art works.

SENSE OF PLACE

-- Date: April 5, 2016

Where is my ‘Sense of Place’ at present?? I find that moving from Aegina, Greece back to my homeland of New Zealand every year has made me question my ‘Sense of Place’.

Interact with My Surrounds

-- Date: March 29, 2016

I enjoy interacting with people who ask me about the art especially now that I am enjoying working in the ENCAUSTIC medium.Being able to respond to their questions and curiosities is what interests me especially when most people have never hear of Encaustic works before.

2016!!!! The native Christmas tree of Aotearoa – Pohutukawa Tree

-- Date: January 4, 2016

The Pohutukawa tree is blooming all over New Zealand (Aotearoa) at present. Its NZ’s Christmas flowering tree!!!

Before 2016

-- Date: December 28, 2015

So now that Christmas is over with for another year, I am now looking so forward to the new year – the Chiness New Year will be the year of the Monkey

Back in my Homeland of NEW ZEALAND

-- Date: December 7, 2015

Just to let you all know that I have traveled back to Auckland,New Zealand my homeland.

‘Art is the elimination of the unnecessary’ – Pablo Picasso

-- Date: November 19, 2015

You can say that again Picasso!!! Because after reading this quote by him, it reminded me of why I went back to finish off this painting of the Seafront Buildings of AEGINA.

The Soul of An ARTIST

-- Date: November 13, 2015

This statement about the SOUL of an ARTIST  says so much about how I feel, when I am in my studio to paint but know also when making my Arm Adornments jewellry I take risks and ignore the voice of doubt in the process.

ARM ADORNMENTS – part 2

-- Date: November 6, 2015

Well Hello there to all my ‘Art Tribe’. How are things going in your part of the world?

ARM ADORNMENTS – my handmade jewellery Arm Adornments release

-- Date: October 30, 2015

4 Art Galleries Visits? Rome, Italy

-- Date: July 30, 2015

I wanted to visit 4 art galleries while in Rome, Italy during the month of June. 1st gallery – Chiostro Del Bramante  – exhibiting Marc Chagall which I featured in my last blog.

I sponsor a Dog at the Aegina Animal Shelter

-- Date: July 27, 2015

Well a bit of a sad day for me as I went up to the Animal Shelter today to say goodbye to DEA, the dog I sponsor.

Marc Chagall Exhibition @ Rome, Italy

-- Date: July 24, 2015

Viewing Marc Chagall’s exhibition was a surprise to me to discover how much of his personally, love for his wife and family especially his Jewish beliefs came across in his work.

On tour around Italy with Brigadier tours

-- Date: June 8, 2015

As you can understand from the title of the tour that I have joined for the 2nd time, a NZ tour  following our New Zealand Troops foots step from WWII.  There are 16 of us kiwis  this time and we are going along the trails from Florence up to Trieste.

My Inspiration is?

-- Date: May 27, 2015

Inspiration comes by the energies that surround me and the makes me feel part of nature and where I live and travel. Many times I have been asked where did I obtain my inspiration to paint, especially the colours I choice for the series of ‘Saronic Islets’.

Revealing what make me paint!!

-- Date: May 23, 2015

When I make a painting, it reveals a lot about myself, beyond simply displays of skill level and technical abilities, the paintings will give an insight to my sensitivities, natural sense of design, colours, mood and above all my personality and  interests.

CHAMPAGNE GARDEN PARTY – 24 May 2015 @ 11am Salamina, Greece

-- Date: May 23, 2015