Certified GOLDEN Artist Educator
Morag Stokes is a Wellington based Scottish/Kiwi painter and art tutor. She began painting seriously 16 years ago, moving from a background in psychology, social work and management training to art, coinciding with her move to New Zealand.
Over this time, Morag gained an Advanced Diploma in Art and Creativity and certification from the USA based GOLDEN Artist Colors to work as a GOLDEN Artist Educator. She currently runs the popular Artist Sessions twice a week from her Khandallah studio, and works as a tutor at Pablos Art Studios in Wellington. In addition, she does acrylic paint and product presentations for clubs, groups and organisations around NZ. Her teaching and painting methods have been featured on NZTV and art magazines, and images of her work illustrate a recent series of five NZ Law text books. She has exhibited widely in New Zealand and her paintings are held in collections around the world.
The materiality of paint is at the heart of Morag’s work. This has resulted in four very different processes which dominate her creativity. The earlier works are asemic paintings using a subtractive technique (‘text’ paintings) and works that use bands of acrylic skins for knotting and weaving (‘drag’ paintings). More recently, she has used acrylic skins in eggshell inlay work and has also developed some innovative ways of painting with acrylic on yupo paper.