Ellies art – delineate gallery

I have a friend who studied art with me at NMIT. Her name is Eleanor (Ellie) St George. She’s an amazing artist and has recently decided to make art her full time occupation. What i love about her art is the freedom with which she paints (and the speed). Her work is loose, its colourful

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The Dancers series

Recently I wanted to practise drawing full bodies rather than my typical just faces sketches and paintings and confused as to where I could find subjects to draw that would allow me to draw them in their entirety I started looking through books that I had at home and found to my great satisfaction that

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The Ability to Blow themselves up

I just read an article on Stuff.com which describes a new artwork in the Auckland Art Gallery. It was called The Ability to Blow themselves up. The article questions whether or not this particular “performance art” can indeed be considered art. well I just wanted to put my two cents in and to say I

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Early Sketches – Portraits

In the beginning my art began with sketching images. I can actually remember the very first time I ever picked up a pencil and grabbed a piece of paper with the intention of producing a picture of something. I was six and my Dad had sat down at the kitchen table in our family home

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My First three Oil Paintings

Before going to Polytech to study Fine arts I had only ever used Acrylic paint and Watercolour paints, but never Gouache and only attempted Oil paints twice, so I was actually very intimidated and also excited to be taught how to use these two mediums, especially Oil paints. My very first attempt with oil paints on my

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Aunty Pip’s Teddy Bears

I wanted to share this cross stitch with you all. This is a pattern that I finished for my Aunty Pip. This is a bit of a long family story, so stick with me. From the start. My auntys and my Mum (sisters) have never really been close and to be honest I have only

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Kingfishers cross stitch

So this here is my cross stitch that I completed last year for my dad. Originally I had decided to stitch it for Fathers day, I’ve never actually given my Dad anything for fathers day because most years I forget father’s day is on, or I take the easy option and just spend the day

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Recent oil portraits

So i thought, while im sitting on the bus on the way home i’d share some of my portraits i’ve worked on recently. I love painting people, or drawing people. I love capturing their expressions and unique personalities. I used to say i paint emotions i still like to think i do this. Sometimes its

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My First Very large Cross stitch project

I wanted to show you all a very special cross stitch I start many years ago and completed about 5 years ago when I was 20. I started stitching this cross stitch when I was around 9 or 10 years old but due to the difficult nature of the cross stitch it took me a

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Anng’s KFC

When I was younger I worked at KFC in Tahunanui. I actually really really enjoyed the experience and after quitting when I was about 16 or so I decided to return to work there when I was about 17. Anyway, while working there the second time the manager was this gorgeous and beautiful woman called

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Commisioned work for my father

In the year of my Dad’s 60th birthday my Mum had decided that what she really wanted to get him for his birthday present was a painting done specifically for him by his daughter, whom as he is my dad thought I was the most talented artist in the world ever and also had complete

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Cross stitch

Cross stitch Personalised wedding sampler

I wanted to begin my blog with something that I have finished recently and that is very important and special. This is not only a cross stitch I made for my sister’s wedding in September of this year but it is also my very first self designed cross stitch that I have ever done. Christina

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So let’s start again

I previously started a blog under this title trying to create a blog which to be honest wound up becoming very contrived. so here I am starting again. I want to have a blog where I can keep people informed as to what I am up to, what I am thinking about, and what I

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Freedom

Last year while studying we had to do some research into one area that related to the space that we were working in. Personally I had the basement space of our school, and though the resulting devised performance is nothing AT ALL to write home about, the research itself is. Due to the fact that

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