Kay George

 
Pacific Highway 2000
Acrylic on canvas
300 x 200 cm
"I decided to paint a map of my own family movements, starting from Tokoroa, Rotorua, Ponsonby, Arorangi (Cook Islands), Papatoetoe. The colours and paint surrounding the frangipani are colours and sprays of the sea and the navigation of the modern day Polynesians as they move around the Pacific. The bottom of the painting has been painted in brown, black and white signifying Tapa (bark) cloth."
 

 

 

 
Kay George
Born 1954
New Zealand
European
 
 
Kay George is a self taught artist born in Rotorua, New Zealand to an Irish mother and an English father. George first started painting textiles in the late 70's in Sydney, Australia. After a number of years selling painted clothing via retail outlets in Australia, George moved with her husband and fellow artist to the Cook Islands in 1988. She has exhibited her work across New Zealand, Australia and the Cook Islands and currently lives and works in Auckland.
“Having spent all my life in predominantly Maori and Polynesian communities my work reflects the vibrant colours and designs of the Pacific.”

1) Pacific Highway 2000
Acrylic on canvas
300 x 200 cm
 
2) Lets Go! 1999
Textile paints on cotton
200 x 100 cm
 
 
 

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