Sarah Molloy, Auckland Member Since April 2016 Artist Statement Having more time to paint and explore aspects of my life have been made possible now. This has been due to the fact that since I have been back in New Zealand my arthritis has worsened as a result. I had to make a decision to leave my full time job as I was denied the chance to cut down my hours, was told I would have to wait. I could not wait so made the decision to go Agency nursing instead. Since 2014 I have had the wonderful opportunity to work for two nursing agencies and work when I can. My bosses have been greatly supportive at these agencies.The factors that inspired me to take a serious effort to try and paint again were family members – My Grandfather Webster Nash was a watercolour artist from lake Taupo in New Zealand and my mother Jeannette Walker was an oil and watercolour artist. Both were well known in Wellington – New Zealand. I remember when I was four years old being fascinated as I would watch my Grandfather paint. His studio was a very small space in between the garage and the entrance to the hallway in their house. Everything was in its particular place, there were so many assorted paints and paintbrushes, old watercolours stacked up and wooden painting frames. He captured such precious pictures of scenes on and around the lake and now, these scenes would not exist as lake Taupo has been developed so much over the last thirty years. Also I liked to watch my Mum paint too. One of the old bedrooms in the family home was converted into a studio. My mother spent many hours painting in that room. One thing that the dog would do would be to fall asleep right behind her where she was standing and painting at the easel. On numerous occasions Mum would nearly trip over the dog when she would take a moment to step back and review the progress she had made on her painting.
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