The Upstairs Gallery
11 Mar 2022
The Upstairs Gallery is a community gallery with a light and airy space and boutique shop. We promote not only our established members, but new artists fresh to the arts scene.
‘I grew up in West Auckland and used to draw flames and patterns at school. In my 20’s my mum stopped her house painting business and the shed was full of leftover paint so I decided to experiment. I have had no formal art training but I love art and creating. I also have a love of gardening and the natural world and being sustainable is important to me so I re-use old paints and canvases and frames which I find at op shops.
My favourite painters are Van Gogh, Jean Michel Basquiat, Frida Kahlo and Francis Bacon but I also love cartoons and anime.
This is my first solo exhibition and I am determined to have more.
Thank you for your support.’
Alongside Mathew we are excited to have Judi Clements of Crone Jewellery.
TUESDAY - SUNDAY
10AM - 4PM