New Zealand Paua Shell
New Zealand Paua Shell / Acrylic on canvas with gold leaf. Height 270mm, width 350mm. Price $450.00 Click here to order
The lustrous and colourful paua shell of Aotearoa / New Zealand paua has many uses and plays a special role in the hearts of New Zealand culture. The demand for this type of artwork has been constant and my ability to work with luminous pigments has been published in "The Acrlic Artist Guide To Exeptional Colour " by Lexi Sundell.
Images that are evoked by this art work are of the reflections of our waters. The blue and greens remind me of our seas, rivers and lakes.
The Maori bone carving of the fish hook symbolizes to me our love for fishing and the seafood (kai moana) that we catch and enjoy.