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.
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
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Look what I am doing now!!!! Exhibiting @ the Estuary Arts Centre, 214 Hibiscus Coast Highway, OREWA with my Encaustic Art Works
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.
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.
Just finished and posted my monthly newsletter which had my latest work photos for my ‘Art Tribe’ to view first off.
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’.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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’.
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.
The Pohutukawa tree is blooming all over New Zealand (Aotearoa) at present. Its NZ’s Christmas flowering tree!!!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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’.
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.