Aroha means "love" This is a gift for some newly weds. The korus (spirals) symbolise the couple, and the little one in the middle is their daughter. Size is A4 and it will be framed. I must credit Shelly Beach with the inspriation for the koru.
This painting by Bronwyn Waipuka illustrates a story by Wairarapa kaumātua (elder) Mita Carter. Rehutai and Tangimoana were beautiful twin sisters who lived on the banks of the Ruamāhanga River. Both fell in love with Rautoroa, a handsome warrior, who could not decide which of them to marry. ...
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This piece has been created for the 2015 Easter Art show at the ASB showgrounds. The work is done up in inks and watercolour and portrays the beauty of these wonderful birds. This large parrot is soaring high in the sky and shows off its vibrant red and yellow underwings. The style I have chosen resembles tattoo art but in a slightly more illustrated form.
The idea of this one came after doing my 'Nimble Tui' painting. I wanted this cute and charming little bird to have more of a rustic side. In the background I have done a weave of cogs, gears, koru and other intertwining patterns.