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Art exhibition a ‘family affair

Raglan artist Gaenor Hunter is excited about her new exhibition opening on Friday 4 February at the Old School Arts Centre because it will showcase not only her own work, but also that of several family members, including children.
Originally from England, Gaenor came to New Zealand in 1982, and while working as a midwife, continued her lifelong interest in art. She first came to live in Raglan 10 years ago, and with the positive influences here began to exhibit her work, having her first solo exhibition at the Old School last year. She enjoyed the experience vastly and is looking forward to this next one.
Gaenor says she has always enjoyed the support, encouragement and influence of her family, especially those in New Zealand who include her daughter and her partner, daughter-in-law, brother-in-law, niece and sister-in-law. In this exhibition Gaenor endeavours to pay tribute to them by showing some of their work, which she describes as amazing, as well as some of her own recent works.
Since her exhibition last year, Gaenor has extended her own range of both subject matter and media and is enjoying her new studio perched on a hillside with stunning views of the harbour and the bar. Inspired by her beautiful surroundings, her painting style is impressionistic, with a charm and simplicity that works especially well with detail, for example flowers and the pukekos that feature in some of her landscapes.
The exhibition ‘A Family Affair’ runs from Friday 4 — Friday 11 February, open every day from 10am — 4pm, and Gaenor extends a warm invitation to come along and enjoy something a little different.

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