Wild NZ in­spires quick learner

Te Puke Times - - ARTS -

Each month Te Puke Art So­ci­ety show­cases the work of one of its mem­bers at its Con­sta­bles Gallery. Artist Colleen Chris­tensen’s work is cur­rently be­ing fea­tured.

1. How long have you been paint­ing and how did you start?

I started paint­ing two years ago. I al­ways ad­mired art and artists’ tal­ent, hav­ing no art lessons dur­ing my pri­mary or se­condary ed­u­ca­tion. On re­tire­ment I en­tered Con­sta­bles Gallery and joined up.

2. What are your favourite medium and sub­ject?

My favourite medium would be oil af­ter hav­ing dab­bled in acrylic and wa­ter­colour.

3. What in­spires you?

I found in­spi­ra­tion while tramp­ing around our scenic coun­try — land­scapes, birds, an­i­mals and some ab­stract-colours.

4. What is your great­est achieve­ment in art?

My great­est achieve­ment would be re­ceiv­ing a merit award at my first art ex­hi­bi­tion and the sale of a paint­ing. Con­sta­bles Gallery, on Com­merce Lane, is open each Thurs­day from 9.30am to 2pm and the last Satur­day of the month. For mem­bers who are not able to go along dur­ing the day, the gallery is also open from 7pm-9pm on Tues­days.

Colleen Chris­tensen is Te Puke Art So­ci­ety’s show­cased artist this month.

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