Grandfather Bill’s Paintings

I so wish I could draw and paint like this. Unfortunately, I can’t, but Olivia and me are one day going to throw some globs of paint at a canvas with our paintbrushes, call it “modern art” and see how much we can get for it on Trademe.

The girls were delighted to find three of their grandfathers’ artworks on display at the New Zealand Academy of Arts in Wellington:

Now, which one is my dad and which one is my uncle….

1979 versus 2012, which one is the better looking and more innocent… (Had to convert this one to black and white since I made such a hash job of the photo. Sorry, John you turned out bright yellow!)

You can see more artwork at

Jack, a budding artist at work painting a watercolour after Grandfather Bill showed him how to…


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