We are most fortunate to have such creative and talented members of our Society. On display in store and for sale are art from the following artists:
Rua Pick was born on Moturua Island in 1968. Rua was named by Rongo and Te Aue Hakaraia. Rua grew up with an artistic family in the Bay of Islands. His father a potter, his mother and sister both painters, the family was always surrounded by art and artists. During 1983 and 1984, Rua was inspired by the tutorage of Selwyn Wilson who taught him kowhaiwhai and encouraged him to pursue his creative style, empowering and enabling him to follow his artistic path.
Thomas Lauterbach lives and works in the Bay of Islands. After having studied painting in Germany, he was awarded a Master of Fine Arts degree. He has been a New Zealand Citizen since 1985. The focus of his work is the life and the philosophy of the Maori people.