Coastal NZ in­spires lo­cal artist

Matamata Chronicle - - News -

Self-taught artist Glen­nis Gaeng artist of the month.

The Mata­mata Art So­ci­ety mem­ber is ex­hibit­ing a se­lec­tion of her work at Mata­mata West­pac as part of the so­ci­ety’s link with the Pohlen Foun­da­tion Trust.

A por­tion, 20 per cent, of all sales goes to the Foun­da­tion.

Gaeng said she does all sorts of cre­ative work and in the past has even painted on cor­ru­gated iron. She loves paint­ing New Zealand coastal scenes and en­joys in­cor­po­rat­ing po­hutakawa trees into her art. Gaeng said she was rel­a­tively new to the area. She has been paint­ing most of her life and has also il­lus­trated her own chil­dren’s books she has writ­ten for her grand­chil­dren.

‘‘I get a lot of en­joy­ment out of art and it’s lovely to be able to support the lo­cal hos­pi­tal,’’ she said.

is De­cem­ber’s

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