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The Future is Bright!

There is something so heartwarming about watching young people engage and respond naturally to their surrounding environment.  Particularly if that environment is within your sphere of influence.  Today was one of those days.  As the art specialist teacher at Sylvia … Continue reading

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Meine Mutter – my inspiration!

It’s post Mother’s Day and after experiencing such a lovely day yesterday I really can’t go past this opportunity to honour my very own mother, ‘Senikau Dyck’ (nee Wolfgramm).   When I think of my mother I think of her giving … Continue reading

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Retail Therapy NYC styles

This is my second trip to NYC. 12 years ago Lyle and I spent 3 days here enroute to our 6 week trip through Europe.  It was pre 9/11 and yes, we went up those towers and the views were … Continue reading

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Relief Printing

This week I’ve been printing up a storm at the BYU print facilities.  It’s been great having this type of access.  Most of the students are now on finals so the print room is relatively quiet which allows for me … Continue reading

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Joe’s Place

My point of contact here in Utah has been Joesph Ostraaf.  We met some 15 years ago when I was still being represented by The Lane Gallery in Auckland. He was with a large group of BYU Fine Arts students … Continue reading

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Studio Time

So I’m here in the States to not only attend my opening at Agora Gallery in NYC, courtesy of funding from Creative New Zealand, but I’m also spending two weeks at BYU, Provo in the Fine Arts Faculty. Yesterday was … Continue reading

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Easter Sunday

On Easter Sunday morning we went and watched the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.  They perform a live recording every Sunday that is broadcast around the world.  This has been the longest running live broadcast in the history of television.  We arrived early … Continue reading

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Super size me!

We knew we had arrived in the States when we ordered our first meal at the airport in LA.  We laughed at ourselves in our ambitious ordering and quickly learnt that portion sizes here are very different to home.  Oh … Continue reading

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Reunited State Side

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The month of March

My latest exhibition is currently on show at Flagstaff Gallery, Devonport, Auckland.  It features 4 works on paper and 7 paintings. Within the realm of Tongan culture ‘Koloa’ is defined as textile arts.  Women have focused on the production of … Continue reading

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