A tribute to kiwiana without verging into tacky or kitsch, Justine Hawksworth's work focuses on typical New Zealand elements: native birds, the New Zealand coastline and waterways, Captain Cook and a sense of adventure.
Working mainly in acrylic, and venturing out in to copper occasionally, Justine works with vintage oars and old maps to stunning effect. We spoke to Justine about her process, finding inspiration while on holiday and what her studio looks like...
At first glance it is easy to mistake Gillian Buckley's complex portraits for photographs: layers of emotion, intricate details such as the fine lines the form around joints, delicate peach fuzz and flyaway hairs all add to the illusion.
Infusing her drawings with complex emotions it's hard to believe Gillian once lacked confidence in her ability and only starting pursuing her creative dreams six years ago. Quirky Fox spoke to Gillian about how she went from a quiet teen who lacked confidence to an award winning artist.
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