Art a story of pain

Auckland City Harbour News - - FRONT PAGE -

‘‘I thought lucky to see it.

‘‘I could feel the pain he was go­ing through,’’ Mr Ho­gan says.

‘‘He’d painted quite a num­ber of works – it was al­most like a form of ther­apy I would think.’’

Mr Hil­lyer died in 2006 aged 85 and had no chil­dren.

Mr Hol­land hopes the ex­hi­bi­tion in his gallery will prompt some­one to come for­ward with more de­tails about the artist.

‘‘I can’t stress enough how mean­ing­ful the work is.’’

Photo: JA­SON OXENHAM

Out­sider art: Gallery owner Jared Hol­land is ex­hibit­ing sev­eral paint­ings by ‘‘ec­cen­tric’’ war veteran Lloyd Hil­lyer.

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