30 years of cre­ation show­cased

South Waikato News - - NEWS -

Around 30 years of mem­o­ries will be on dis­play for two weeks when Toko­roa painter Vanya Crocker dis­plays 35 paint­ings from the last three decades of her life.

The col­lec­tion is on dis­play at The Craft Barn and the col­lec­tion fea­tures a broad range of sub­jects.

‘‘One is an ab­stract. I started with a pic­ture of the Botan­i­cal Gar- dens in Welling­ton and I sim­pli­fied it. It has blues, greens, I was just ex­per­i­ment­ing,’’ Mrs Crocker said.

‘‘ With an­other pic­ture I cre­ated af­ter dis­cov­er­ing a spe­cific shape.’’

Some paint­ings were also cre­ated when she was liv­ing in Eng­land.

‘‘I just sat in the gar­den paint­ing, peo­ple would come and pass, they just left me alone.’’

Mrs Crocker was born in Welling­ton and stud­ied at the Can­ter­bury School of Art.

Af­ter 30 years, she said it was about time her work went on dis­play.

‘‘ Be­cause they are tak­ing up too much space at home. I was of­fered the win­dows and thought it would be a good op­por­tu­nity.’’

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