Market Finds


Just wanted to show you some of the awesome art that I bought from other artists at Craft Central! There were lots of talented people there, but I need to be a bit realistic about how much art I buy, so I had to restrict myself… here are my fab finds this year:

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‘Tui’ print by Joe McMenamin, an artist and high school art teacher whose work I’ve admired for a while now.  The hand-drawn line detail is incredible, and I love the pop of colour from the powdered ink he uses.  You can find more of his work here.

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Robin print and a pack of eight greeting cards featuring a range of bird illustrations by Melissa Boardman from Bird Plus Bird.  I love the way Melissa manages to capture a bit of each bird’s character in her drawings.  This little robin looks so inquisitive and alert, just like these birds in real life.  Check out Bird Plus Bird’s website here.

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This final print is a linocut called ‘The Readers’ by an artist called Penny C.  Penny is a self-taught printmaker like me.  Something about this print really speaks to me.  I can imagine it hanging in a child’s room, maybe my own child’s room one day.

I’m a big believer in supporting local artists by buying their quality, unique art when I can! If you are too, then you must check out felt, New Zealand’s online marketplace for hand-crafted goodness.  They’ve also just released their Christmas catalogue – have a look here!



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