Career Accolades Are Always Welcome
Delighted this month to be notified by the President of the NZ Academy of Fine Arts that I had been nominated and accepted – in recognition of the standard and consistency of my work – for Academy membership status as an ‘Elected Artist’. Among other things this means my paintings will be exhibited by the Academy during exhibitions which are restricted to Elected Artists only – the first of these being scheduled for July 2020.
The Academy runs multiple group exhibitions of Members’ work in their professional complex of gallery spaces right on Wellington’s waterfront in the capital’s CBD. In the exhibition below I was one of eight artists provided their own space for this very successful group Solo 40 exhibition. Several paintings which followed an inspirational trip to the Milford Sounds featured and sold.
This painting ‘Red Flare Tides’ featured in another group exhibition at the New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts in Wellington. And below a fund-raiser Exhibition the Academy hosts each year where the public’s ticket to the catered Opening also buys them a small original artwork – randomly allocated from the approximately 200 paintings donated and hung each year for this fund-raiser.