A note from the Artist...
Update (March 4th 2020)
I get a few enquiries about these boards, so I thought I'd write a note about the process.
The cost varies between jobs and how much work is involved, but my previous boards have sold from $400 to $800. I often either hear the comment “gosh that’s far too cheap” from people who appreciate the time that goes into creating a unique piece of art. Other times I never hear back from them, and the cost has obviously put them off.
Some of that cost covers the price of the actual board, and the rest is for preparation and artwork. I’ve purchased boards from as little as $20 and up to $100, and obviously the condition varies, and so does the amount of work involved in preparation. Every board is unique. If a client had a favourite old board with sentimental value, I can work with that, but it would need to be transported to my studio in Kaikōura.
I source pre-loved boards and recycle them. That involves doing any minor repairs, stripping off any wax, adhesive etc, sanding, priming and creating a clean workable surface. I find that any imperfections left add to the character of the board, and prefer to leave the back of the board original, so that it tells a story (shapers details etc). The other great thing is that the board doesn’t end up in a landfill, and is given a new life.
My art-boards are often influenced by Maori and Pacific design as well as nature, with bold colour. However I’m happy to work with a client to create something to suit their taste, a blend of styles.
If you've got any questions, or would like to commission a board, just send me a message.
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