Wild NZ inspires quick learner
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.