I love art, and I always wish that I had more time to create my own pieces, but I don’t. So instead, I have recently started a small collection of artwork at home which currently consists of a couple of paintings and pencil drawings. What’s the common theme in my little collection? Animals, of course!
One of my favourite portrait and animal artists is Wellington-based Narina Bailey. Although I don’t have any of Narina’s work yet, this will change early next year as I have recently booked my very first piece of commissioned art—a painting of my daughter Eliza and her best friend, Fergie the Cat.
Narina’s work has a beautiful sentimental quality. She portrays her subjects with such sensitivity they almost look angelic, but with a strong sense of personality which is cleverly conveyed via Narina’s sweet and thoughtful composition and her subjects’ facial expressions. Narinia’s creations are truly precious!
With such talent and unique style, it’s no surprise that Narina is booked out until early next year.
But Narina is not only talented, she’s also quite lovely… until the end of this year, $10 from each print sold will be donated to HUHANZ, now is the perfect time to start collecting!
These are just a few of the many works that Narnia has created: