Critique: The fire and the rose

“The fire and the Rose” Gretchen Albrecht My daughter, husband and I were in Wanganui a few weekends ago, Waitangi weekend actually, returned after years of being away. Well, truth to tell I’ve always been away because I never lived there, but Andrew and I were married there in 2010. It was such a great

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Elizabeth Lev: theuntold  story of the Sistine Chapel

Watch the Ted talk video Here In this Video Elizabeth Lev, an Art Historian, talks about the Sistine Chapel. I wanted to share this video with you all because for me I thought sure, there are some bits ofinformation  that are quite Academic, but I wanted you to hear someone talking about this work of art

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Review: la ultima certeza Inacabada By Anemites

You can find more of Anemites art here. Artist: Anemites Artwork title: La Ultima Certeza Inacabada (Translation: The Last Certainty Unfinished) Type: Photography. Self Portrait I stumbled across this artist and her work on the Talent house website. I haven’t seen this work in person, and that does make a difference with art. But my immediate

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Loosen up and be creative!

Gestural painting Have a look at the video in the link above. I have just watched this video and it took me back to my life drawing classes at Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology. In these sessions we would undoubtedly start with about 30 minutes of “loosening up”. We would almost always draw using the

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Review: Les Miserables – Victor Hugo

I finished this book late last night and i thought it was brilliant, mainly. There were so many bits that i felt compelled to read out loud for the poetical nature of them or because the thought needed to be shared. And when I went to sleep after finishing I literally cried, and (potential spoiler

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Finding meaning in art

I have been trying to write this blog for weeks now. And I feel so stink for not having published it yet. This is a challenging blog post for me but one that I find is really important for you to understand, and that I need you to understand before we move forward. It is

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My philosophy on art

I have a pretty specific thought with art that everyone, no matter race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, or any one despite other defining characteristics should be able to engage with an art work. This is what my blog is about. Helping and encouraging everyone to engage in discussion and conversation about art.  What I

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Lets get serious about art now

I have had these ideas buzzing around in my head for so freaking long now and I need to start. You see, my great passion is Art. And I need to get serious about my art and the dreams I have that are around art. You see, I work full time in a contact centre,

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Now a published author

I received my copy of the state of art: landscape Nd portraits 1, just the other day. Through bare hill publishing. I was so excited! It looks very professional in its finish and im on page 19 with 5 artworks in there. The other artists’ works look amazing, however It makes me feel like my

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I’ve been slacking on the posts

Oh boy. I’ve just noticed how extremely poor my blog updating has been. So here I am getting back to posting. I started work at Art Frames in Kenepuru about 12 weeks ago and I’ve been really enjoying handling artwork three days a week that don’t belong to me. As well as the challenges of

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Recent work

I’ve bee. Working my tail feathers off lately. Getting myself ready for competitions and requests and things. And also with now working at Art Frames in Porirua. Which I must say is very useful. And exciting. i love working with so many fabulous pieces of art, with conservators, artists, collectors, galleries and just generally getting

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Kingfisher

Finished my Kingfisher today. Just need to get him a frame and present him in the same way as the other birds so far. And then he will go to Van Helden gallery too. I hope you like him.

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General update

Boy! What a fantastic and full on month it’s been for me here. Several things to update you on: 1) I have had my work accepted as part of an art Gallery’s regular sellers. So I have been producing art of the bird variety to sell through Van Helden Art Gallery in Days Bay Lower

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