Pataka Arts Trail March 2019 it was a very good weekend. But, to use those words seems so wrong. As its the weekend that 50 human beings lost their lives here in New Zealand. And for that I am so sorry. So saddened by the atrocities that happened here in my new country. As I came here in 2004 to make the land my home. I am an immigrant to these beautiful shores at the other end of the world. And my heart aches when I think of the horrors committed here.
New Zealand will change and for that I am sorry. Having gun laws change and semi-automatics banned I applaud. There is no place for them anywhere in my opinion.
To the people that came out and there where hundreds I give my heart felt thanks.
I smiled, chatted, painted a wee bit and shed a tear with a couple of you. As one lady at the very beautiful and touching opening said 'We need to go on, we need to celebrate the good things and Art is one of these'
Living coral is the Pantone colour of the year 2019. Its a colour I love and always have. I usually mix its tint and use it somewhere in my paintings.