For the period of our Covid-19 Lockdown I’m taking my painting classes online. So if you want to join us it’s on Wednesday evenings from 7-9pm (NZST). It costs $40 per session and it works surprisingly well! You’ll need a zoom capable device (ie the Zoom app downloaded) with its camera focused on your painting… Continue reading Zooming in!
For a good cause
Last week I had the privilege of participating in the Lifeline Trust youth suicide fundraising auction organised by the Jake Millar Foundation. I’m very happy to say my painting “I’ll Meet You There” sold for a good price with all funds going to support the Trusts valuable work. Thanks to everyone involved. You can see… Continue reading For a good cause
Turning on the Light
Once again I’ve been invited to contribute a couple of paintings for the Island Bay Art Auction…. the funds raised go towards the arts and cultural program at Island Bay School And here are my paintings: “Turning on the Light” … looking for peace, its in here somewhere! “Turning on the Light” oil on canvas,… Continue reading Turning on the Light
At it again….
“When I was a child my mother said to me, ‘If you become a soldier, you’ll be a general. If you become a monk, you’ll be the pope.’ Instead I became a painter and wound up as Picasso.” ― Pablo Picasso My painting classes are about to start up again for 2017 – looking for… Continue reading At it again….
Creating an impression…
Wellington Harbour from Roseneath… both painted a number of years ago. One in oils and the other in pastel, but on days similar to when I recently visited Roseneath School for A Touch of Colour… Last night was the chance to see the results of the day spent there with an exhibition at Roseneath School of… Continue reading Creating an impression…
The creative Spirit unleashed!
In partnership with Gordon Harris Art Supplies in Wellington I’ll soon be starting a new weekday painting class in Wellington. They’ve got a small but fabulous workshop space in their new store at 182 Vivian St, and I’ll be starting up a class there for a couple hours every Wednesday afternoon. We’ll be working on… Continue reading The creative Spirit unleashed!
I love the wilderness, it opens my heart to the wonder. At the same time it can be somewhat isolating. Having just flown across the Pacific to spend a week exploring my inner depths and the meaning of life with the Diamond Approach, I have to say it’s incredible to experience in person the awake… Continue reading Remote Awakening
A Touch of Colour
Last week I went back to school! It was a lot of fun and those kids had really done their homework! They knew a lot about me and my work already and asked some very intelligent and searching questions! I was really put on the spot for twenty minutes of intense questioning. It’s so good… Continue reading A Touch of Colour
The Pied Piper of….
“The Pied Piper: Ian Hamlin” is a pencil drawing by Morris Campbell, its one of the artworks in the exhibition of my Wellington students opening on Monday Night at 6pm….it’s a great show and I’d love to see you there – at the Hutt Art Society! Views of the show…. Its fantastic to see the fruits of… Continue reading The Pied Piper of….
The Mapua inspiration…
My first trip to Mapua was an inspiration. A very pretty coastal village near Nelson set the scene for the first of what looks likely to be a monthly painting class. The class was the result of the persistence of one of my former Wellington students, now a very fine artist in her own right,… Continue reading The Mapua inspiration…