Low-key artists new to the painting scene

Tuesday September 25, 2018 Written by Published in Culture
Painter Ivon Lee works on a commissioned piece at the Punanga Nui Market on Saturday. His artwork sold off the back of a similar painting he had sold earlier. 18082605 Painter Ivon Lee works on a commissioned piece at the Punanga Nui Market on Saturday. His artwork sold off the back of a similar painting he had sold earlier. 18082605

Husband and wife artists Ivon and Pania Lee are pretty low key with the work they do. Selling some at the Punanga Nui Market and also at the Little Red Gallery, they have only been painting to sell for about a year.

 

New Zealand-born Ivon came to Rarotonga with his mother, on holiday to visit family, and stayed.

He says painting for him comes naturally. “I used to get in trouble with my teachers at school, because they would try to make me conform to what they wanted, but you just lose your originality if you do that too much. You have to find your own style.”

Pania says of their art focus: “We appreciate that there is a God and what he has made we try to portray.”

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