Wednesday 18 March 2020 - Friday 17 July 2020
Tarja is a Finnish painter, who lives in Forrest Hill, Auckland. Painting was at first a hobby which she found four years ago through a strong internal fire and life-long interest in arts. As Tarja moved to New Zealand two and a half years ago, she finally had time to experiment with colours and structures - to see what she could do with brush, paints and piece of canvas.
Tarja paints mainly with acrylics and experiments willingly with different kinds of mark-making techniques. Her paintings are abstract, very colourful and intuitive. “I don’t make any pre-sketching or plans how to proceed - I want to paint freely like a child. The starting point may be a colour combination or a current emotional state. So, the outcome is always a happy surprise for me.”
Tarja has had a few solo exhibitions in Auckland 2018-2019. One of her paintings was among the finalists in Hibiscus and Bays Art Awards 2019. In addition, she won the runner-up price in Lake House Arts Centre’s competition for the members 2018. Tarja is particularly proud of the fact that one of her diptychs is part of Wallace Art Foundation’s collection.
Friday 19 June 2020 - Friday 17 July 2020
"Matariki Dreaming" and it combines resident and member artists with Matariki themed works that exhibited at Lake House Arts in 2019. Exhibiting in the B:HIVE Foyer is an exclusive benefit for Lake House Arts Members and is free.
Works from artists Tom Ludvigson, Jill Turney, Jeannine Friedrich, Kelly Kingi, Pat Henley, Tamara Wharewaka and Jethro Hoskin.