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reCOLLETTEtions

   ART Advice and all that jazz so lets get creating!

        reCOLLettetions is a blog about anything art related but also a little bit of me as a creator. There is advice on how do just about anything with art, including how to deal with galleries, creating bread & butter lines, blank canvas syndrome and much much more.

I am a practising artist with many years of experience both in a practical hands on and teaching aspect, having worked with many artists helping them learn business skills from an artists perspective.

 

 

  • It Started with a Kiss
    Part 1 of a larger artwork and a discussion on whats behind the mask.......
    This artwork is the last of a larger piece about whats behind the mask. As we navigate covid and having to cover our faces, I started to think about how important a smile is and not being able to see or show a smile easily makes things feel very strange and unfriendly. In responce I have created these paintings to add a smile to your day.
    Now why did I start with the last piece you ask? Well on Instagram the way its set up, what I post first will appear last once I show all the pieces so I'm gonig for a montage that will show the whole artwork as its supposed to look.
    So today we started with a kiss. The full sized artwork will be revealed at the end of the week
    Posted: Sunday 21 November 2021
  • NZ Artists Calendar 2021
    2021 sees Collette's art represented in the New Zealand Artists Calendar............
    Appearing in both the wall and desktop calendars, Collette is proud to announce having two images selected for the 2021 New Zealand Artists Calendar.

    'Not a Still life with Red Apples' appears in the wall calendar 'Tropical Fruit Salad' is in the desktop version.

    If you would like to purchase a calendar they are available through Whitcoulls, Paperplus and NZ Post shops throughout NZ and ovr 100 independent retailers.

    Wall Calendar from Whitcoulls

    Desktop calendar from Whitcoulls
    Posted: Monday 24 August 2020
  • Bras for the Cause, my new colouring book
    A colouring book featuring bras to highlight Breast Cancer awareness.Designed by Collette Fergus a New Zealand contemporary artist
    Posted: Sunday 14 April 2019
  • Freeing Children from Brick Kilns slavery in Pakistan
    I like to do a bit for charity where I can and this one where I can help Free Pakistani families from debt slavery .......click on the image to read about the exhibition and how you can help too
    Posted: Sunday 17 June 2018
  • 100 Dresses Art Exhibition
    Its finally happening, Ive talked about it like..... forever! Check out the details below
    Posted: Friday 27 April 2018
  • One Size Fits All Exhibition & Competition 2018
    The One Size Fits All Show 2018 is all set to go, so get out your brushes, canvas, cameras etc etc and get creating......click on image for more information
    Posted: Friday 19 January 2018
  • I have donated my painting
    Mary Lou is a favourite wooden bead toy from New Zealand. The perfect painting to donate to this Charity Art Auction. From the Abandoned toys series by Collette Fergus

    Support a good cause, go along to this event on Thursday 7th November, 5.30pm
    Artworks can be viewed at Creative Waikato from 4th November
    Creative Waikato, 131 Alexandra St, Hamilton
    $25 pp (includes drinks, nibbles & entertainment)
    TICKETS AVAILABLE FROM: WSA, Level 1, 120
    Victoria St, Hamilton | wsa@wsa.org.nz OR Sharon
    (07) 827 9179 | srobertson@childcancer.org.nz
    Posted: Monday 14 October 2013