Archives for 2019

MAORI ART

There are a small number of New Zealand artists that have produced paintings that were exhibited in galleries across the world. These include the rather sombre patterns of Ralph Hotere and Colin McCann. To my eye, Grahame Sydney, Marilyn Webb and Robin White have created art pieces that mean something to my photographer’s eye. Before any of them took up the paint brush, there was a man who focused on portraits of Maori men and women. Today, these portraits are amongst the most prized art pieces to come from New Zealand. His Maori faces are instantly recognized making him New Zealand’s best known artist. read more