Helen Blair, Turangi Member Since August 2009 Artist Statement I Paint from my studio at Turangi. Most of my work has be painted with a Painting Knife or Palette Knife as its also known, creating textural type work. Ive lived and travelled all over NZ in a house bus with my family experiencing the beautiful landscapes of the North and South Island, Won a Telecom Art Award, had numerous successfull exhibitions, sold to many collectors around NZ and overseas. Recently the painting Stormy Seas has been used by Vodafone for a Blogger picture in their new Samsung smart phones. All my works are Original and created from inspirations and experiences in my life, inspired by nature wtih a mixture of realism and impressionism.