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The Promenade, 162 Hurstmere Rd, Takapuna, Auckland, New Zealand
Ph: +64 9 4456665 Cell: +64 021 577078
Email: art@artbythesea.co.nz

New Zealand Emerging Artist Monica Patterson

I am a painter living on the North Shore in Auckland with my husband and two teenage girls.  I have studied art/ fabric design/ computer graphic design  at Unitec and AUT. I was a graphic designer at TV3 and in 2004 left to have my family and have been painting in oils and acrylic since 2012. Since then I have been involved in many group shows and my work is in many private collections. I have been an Artist in Residence at Corbans Arts Estate in Henderson and have recently spent time in Whanganui for the Glasgow St Residency.
My work focuses on a female-centric narrative that connects to my mother's Samoan lineage using imagery and colour that is inspired by my love of Pacific art. These bold vibrant and sometimes chaotic scenes are influenced also by my interest in folk art and my love of illustration. My work stems from myths, dreams or tales told and passed on. The painterly female subjects are goddesses, ghosts or beloved family long lost. Themes of love and human connection are interwoven into the narrative.

These recent works are inspired by the skilled ancient navigatiors that used the sea, sun and stars to plot their voyages. I particularly thought of the women and children that would of made these voyages to settle in a new land. While starting with these stories as the beginning point, the paintings evolve and take on their own narrative, where composition, colour and imagery become the elements of greater importance. 
 
Exhibitions
NorthArt Members show at Northart 2015
The Magic Realism of Portraiture Group Show, Corbans Arts Estate 2017
Mags Art Exhibtion 2018/ 2019
Baradene art exhibition 2018/ 2019
Neighbourhood group show, Corbans Arts Estate 2017
Between Strangers: Joint show with Rowan Panther at Corbans Arts Estate, Henderson 2018
NZ Art Show 2018
Nectar group show Mangere Arts Centre 2019
Sunday Girl, Group show, Corbans Arts Estate 2020


Monica Patterson NZ emerging artist, acrylic on board  
Monica Patterson nz emerging artist, LTD screen print
"Night Voyage of Oceania" Acrylic on Board
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"Divine Encounters 11 Revisited" LTD screenprint
Size: 58cm x 42cm $550 Enquire Now
Monica Patterson nz merging art, polynesian art, LTD screenprint
 
Monica Patterson Samoan artist, acrylic on board
"Divine Encounters 11 Revisited" LTD screenprint
Size: 58cm x 42cm $550 Enquire Now
 
"Pathways to the Cosmos" Acrylic on Board
Size: 71cm x 71cm $1500 Enquire Now
     
Monica Patterson emerging artist, moanas maidens
 
Monica Patterson samoan artist, pacific migrations, acrylic on board
"Moanas Maidens" Acrylic on Board
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"Pacific Migrations" Acrylic on Board
Size: 71cm x 71cm $1500 Enquire Now



Emerging New Zealand Contemporary Artist Monica Patterson


 
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The Promenade, 162 Hurstmere Rd, Takapuna, Auckland, New Zealand
Ph: +64 9 4456665 Cell: +64 021 577078
Email: art@artbythesea.co.nz