I’ve just had word that the Island Bay Art Auction on Friday was a huge success and has surpassed the last Auctions record fundraising total! The funds go to the schools art and culture program -which to my mind is a vital part in any child’s education, so I’m very happy to have helped with that!
“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up” ~ Picasso
I find it a bit hard to go to these things when my paintings are involved. But apparently the art looked stunning and the good news is that two of my paintings, ‘Wild South’ & ‘Drylands’, are off to new homes. It means that I get to have ‘Approaching Southerly’ back in my Studio/Gallery for a while now which I don’t mind at all, it’s one of my recent favourites! It has a drama of the storm approaching while we bask in the sunshine – which is kind of symbolic of the wider climate issues facing us!
There’s a link here to a great Korero (chat) between one of the organisers Dan Wilkinson & Redbird jnr from Radio Active last Monday morning about the show & the schools artistic vision.