Working as a full time artist is my passion, creating everyday; works that reflect my thoughts, surroundings and life. I have a BFA in Design, A Dip in Visual Communications and a Post Grad Dip in Secondary Teaching of Art. I also currently studying full time in post grad at Canterbury University, Christchurch as an Art Curator. My works is described as full of movement, life, colour using broad, visible brushstrokes. I am constantly working and seeking new understanding and growth in my art.
www.artbyira.net

  • Joined: March 2010

Journal

Fantail in Kowhai Blooms

The precious little Piwakawaka Fantail, flits in the brilliant yellow Kowhai tree, in full bloom.
Posted over 1 year – Leave a comment

Core Values in Art Making

When I began my art journey in earnest, I asked myself why and what was the root of my creative being. I brain-stormed, as you can too; on a large piece of paper I wrote down everything about myself and art, linked them, reduced as many were double ups. We each have different core values, mine became clearer each day. / 1. Creativity, the need and desire to create my own world uniquely from myse…
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How I Started my Art Career

I’m often asked how I make an income as an artist and thought it was about time I collected my thoughts and began to share my journey. Putting brush to canvas is much easier for me than words but I will endeavor to speak to you as clearly as possible. / When I first began I would paint for exhibitions and pin my hopes on sales, this futile until you are established and even then it’s …
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Winter Holidays

We had a lovely couple of days in Wellington, visiting my son who is at university there. Such an inspiring, arty city.Now I’m back to design tote and cushions, of NZ scenes then onto world wide. Networking has been big for me lately also, talking to inspiring and fabulous creative’s and business people. So nice to have a break today, thank’s to Nana. Better get back to the sewi…
Posted over 4 years – Leave a comment
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