Arwen Flowers
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Some days I don’t get more than a few minutes (when I really want hours). But better a quick, not-glued study of shapes while looking towards new ideas for upcoming work, than no progression at all. . #artistdiary #tree #paperleaf #drawing #abstractnature #artonpaper #artwip #moretocome #moretimeplease #simplepleasures #artistsoninstagram #nzartist

Breakfast of champions lol - the 5am rise = coffee mandala. Day job starter essential. . #artistslife #mandala #coffeebreakfast #wakeup #twodaystillmorepainting

A night out on the town with the best girlfriends = no painting today 🤕🤯😬😵. Lol worth it though. Gorgeous cocktails @talulah.nz . #artistslife #exotic #lovetheview #besties #lovecolour #cocktailtime🍹 #balconyview #nottoooldyet #timelost #talulahnz

A bit of a progress update: more trunks to do, loads foliage and shadow highlight work to come... . #arwenflowerskiwiartist #wip #nikau #acrylicpainting #nzartist #nzart #bigpainting #workinprogress

‘A little shelter, a little water’, mixed media on paper. Possibly destined for my show, I’ll see what else I do in the next month and pick my favourite. . #arwenflowerskiwiartist #curate #ferns #howtothrive #exploration #specimine #artonpaper #stitches #leafart #print #mixedmedia #artistoninstagram #nzartist

Living in a moody shrink-wrapped world. Exterior house painting going on. I’m not doing it - not MY kind of painting 😂 . #artistslife #quarantined #housepainting #shrinkwrap #filteredlight #atmospheric #twilight #stilllifephotography #abstractphotography

Got my framing going, got my fire going... only 6 more to do. . #artistslife #artistsoninstagram #artonpaper #exhibitionprep #behindthescenes #rainydayactivity #sickdayathome

The face of trouble. Sick day for me and I get to hang out with Magic, the fire and gentle art stuff because that’s all I’m good for. . #sickday #magicdog #artistslife #dogsoninstragram #tibetainspaniel #artistsdogs #artistsdogsofinstagram

‘We together’, a little framed monotype print, finished size 230 x280mm. Putting up on www.kiwiartist.com a little later today. Still can’t get enough of the subtlety of prints, but I do need to get on with finishing the current painting! . #arwenflowerskiwiartist #monotype #feathers #nzartist #artistsoninstagram #wetogether #artonpaper

‘Taken by the wind’ - my entry for the ‘Drawn in’ exhibition coming up at @kumeuarts 23 July-4 August. For this show, drawing can, could or might be viewed as producing an image by making marks or lines. Media is not limited to graphite or pen. The surface is not limited to paper. . I wanted to make something that I felt was ‘a drawing’ but still fits within my current body of work. I also am really drawn in to the three dimensional appeal of the translucent petals. Finished this piece today, a month early I realise now. Nothing like being organised 👏🏻😂😁 . #arwenflowerskiwiartist #kumeuartscentre #drawing #artonpaper #mixedmedia #charcoal #graphite #boxframe #nzartist #nzartist #takenbythewind #seeds #selfseeded #whiteonwhite #blackandwhite

Proud to be part of @quirkyfoxnz support for NZ creatives. I’m looking forward to my show of new artworks on paper going up on those brick walls early October! . #repostimage #arwenflowerskiwiartist #soloshow #quirkyfoxnz #newplymouthart #haweragallery #nzart #nzartist #artistsoninstagram #newartwork #supportlocal #artonpaper #upcomingexhibition

This bottom left corner is about 3 hours away from being finished! 😅 . #happydance #artistsoninstagram #wip #arwenflowerskiwiartist #patience #forestfloor #nikau #listening70smusic

Looking at pushing my perceptions of ‘drawing’. What do you think... could this little experiment fit? I’m loving the scribed lines showing through the charcoal. Could this approach be described as a drawing? Open to opinion :) . #arwenflowerskiwiartist #wip #paperart #artexperiment #subtlelines #charcoaldrawing

This lovely painting is off to its new owner in the UK soon. The big box is headed for Nelson @atelierstudiogallery - July show ‘Painterly’. . Some artist’s days are not all about the creative freedom of making work. Some days are full of packing tape, boxing, framing, paperwork and errands. It reminds me that when a buyer puts cash down to take home my work, they are not only supporting years of artistic practice to continue, but contributing to all the behind the scenes work and cost that goes into shipping (boxing, tape, bubble wrap), displaying (commissions, invites, social media) etc. making art is not cost-free. Even the time put in is a choice NOT to do something else - like a better-paying job, time with the kids, spouse or in my case today - cooking. Love my trusty slow cooker, bung it all in and voila, a healthy enough dinner meal for 5. Tonight, a kind of Thai chicken... (chilli added later so the kids don’t hate me). . #artistslife #arwenflowerskiwiartist #acrilicpainting #shippingart #framingart #crockpotartist #busymumartist #supportartists #nzartist #artistdiary