My Niugini Days blog covers these times but I was reminded of them today when looking at the local arts calendar in Auckland.
A contemporary gallery is featuring the work of Jeffry Feeger, one of the new and emerging artists from Papua New Guinea. His painting style is featured in this short video below.
What I loved about about this portraiture was the passion exhibited in the painting and the 'studio assistant' at the beginning of the process! The choice of colour palette reflects the more traditional 'groun' (local clays) used in PNG body art.
Being passionately involved in your subject matter was something I always emphasised as an art teacher and tried to follow in my own work.
|Rabaul - Acrylic on canvas. Roger Smith 1981|