ÉVA BORKA About me

 

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I am a Wellington based artist and poet and the author of two books of my paintings and poems "Where Music Lives" and "Laughter and Magic Shoes".

 "Laughter and Magic Shoes" won a gold medal in the 2018 international "Living Now" Awards.

I was born in Santiago, Chile, of Hungarian parents.  We immigrated to New Zealand when I was a child and this beautiful, welcoming country became home.

Although mainly self taught as an artist I received tuition in earlier years from my grandmother, a trained and gifted artist, craftsperson and poet in her own right.  From this influence come my love of vibrant colour and the diversity of themes that range from those inspired by my Hungarian heritage to those that explore life's journey in all its spiritual and physical aspects. 

I studied for a Batchelor of Arts Degree at Victoria University of Wellington.  Realising how difficult it would be to earn a living from art alone I decided on a business career culminating in my appointment as Head of Human Resources for a major NZ Corporate. 

During this time I continued to paint and write poetry.

In 2006, with encouragement and support from friends and family, I decided the time had come to give greater expression to my passion for the creative and opened my own Studio Gallery. 

I have exhibited my paintings regularly in various cities around New Zealand including galleries in Wellington and Auckland, in Europe and in my studio gallery.  My work is held in local and overseas collections and has appeared on book covers and in numerous publications. 

 

 

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