Solo Exhibition at Beehive
This single painting ‘solo exhibition’ took place for just one day, a few years back, at a formal luncheon at the Beehive, during which the then Prime Minister the Rt Hon John Key gifted this painting to the Governor General Sir Jerry Mateparae and his wife Lady Janine on behalf of the people of New Zealand, on the occasion of the Governor General’s retirement. I was delighted when the couple who then lived in Kapiti chose this work Fractured Light, after visiting my studio gallery during two consecutive Kapiti Arts Trails. And it was a career highlight for dear devoted husband and I to be invited to attend the presentation at the Beehive – there we are on table 24. Although I’ve labelled this a solo exhibition . . . technically it was . . . with only one artist involved . . . but not sure about this with only one painting exhibited. Anyway this special painting subsequently travelled to London with its owners when Sir Jerry took up his position of High Commissioner of New Zealand to the UK. And back again three years later, to be hung in their private residence.