Sunday, 19 April 2009

Fundraising event with artist Kees Bruin and baritone Jeremy Baker for Aids orphans

What a great night it was last night at the Anglican Church in Sumner.
We had at least 80 people coming to the fund raising event and the night went really well.
Jeremy voice sounded wonderful and Kees bruins images of his amazing paintings were really thought provoking.
I have seen his paintings in exhibitions before,but it was great to hear why he paints the way he does and all the messages in his work.
In one of the models he painted it took him a month to paint just the hair,that's patience!
We raised a good amount of money for both the orphanages in South Africa and in Cambodia.
It was well worth all the effort and work involved.

Friday, 3 April 2009

fundraising night for Wat Opot Cambodia

This is one of my oil paintings,not as good as Kees Bruins paintings,but because of copy right I can't put his paintings on my blog,but please visit his web site to view his work.

In two weeks time we are holding a fundraising night with artist Kees Bruin and baritone Dr.Jeremy Baker at Sumner to raise money for the Wat Opot project in Cambodia and the Ingwavuma orphan trust fund of New Zealand,an aids orphanage in Africa.

Kees Bruins paintings are amazing in detail and realism,but also very moving. I feel very privileged that Kees and Jeremy are willing to give up their time to be part of this fundraising and many people will be touched by his paintings and Jeremy beautiful voice.

What a blessing to be part of this event and to be able to organize this evening.

The evening is at Sumner Anglican Church,Wakefield Terrace,Christchurch 18Th of April at 7.30 tickets are $20. Door sales available,cash only. Contact me on

I had more immunisations today of hepatitus and the flu shot,need only one more round to go and then rabies shots in April. Glad when all the shots are done, they make me feel a bit tired afterwards.

Kees Bruins website is to view his visionary realism paintings.