Brendon King, director of Creative Coast, is an enthusiastic and lively supporter and patron of the arts in Kapiti and in Wellington City.
Who is Creative Coast?
He is the initiator of and Director of operations at Creative Coast.
Brendon is passionate about providing a platform for artists who are generally too busy creating to have much time for their own promotion.
As well as heading Creative Coast, Brendon owns an IT company based in Wellington city that specialises in delivering Apple technology solutions to the Creative sector.
Brendon has lived on the Kapiti Coast for over 20 years, and currently resides in Raumati South with his wife Jenny and their son Oliver.
Harriet Bright was born in the UK in 1973, and studied Fine Art at Falmouth College of Art, and then Brighton College of art 1990-1993. Her emphasis was on conceptual work while studying, although painting and drawing had been a love since childhood. Then came a period of disillusionment with the art world, a long break from artwork, and a time focused on raising children.
In 2007 Harriet moved to New Zealand, where she found a strong and supportive art community on the Kapiti Coast. It was than that she started a life-drawing class in Paekakariki, and found the need to draw and paint return.
Drawing from direct observation underlies all of Harriet’s work. Most of the time she draws and paints people: friends, strangers, models, other drawers and herself. She is fascinated by the way we look at ourselves and others. All of her work explores the boundary between the internal and external self. After the artist, the viewer might ask: how do we see ourselves?; how do we see each other?; what is it like to look at a body; and how does it feel to be inside that body?
Ultimately, the artist aims for honesty rather than beauty, although, she finds that beauty is often a by-product of honesty.
Harriet has had Solo shows at the Mahara Gallery, the Kapiti Gallery, St. Art Gallery and South Coast gallery. She has been part of numerous group exhibitions. In 2010 she won the Adam award for portraiture, and was a finalist for the NZ Art Show signature award.
What is Creative Coast?
Creative Coast is an initiative which aims to support and promote professional artists & artisans both on the internet and through live events and activities.
This website functions as an on-line magazine and directory to be used by all those in creative fields of work or play. Our pages are meant to be browsed for information and as a networking tool to access creative talent in the greater Kapiti region.
The Creative Services listing is the directory where those looking for a certain service or product will be able to find it.
If you are interested in purchasing or commissioning anything please contact us and we will quickly put the relevant person in touch with you.
If you would like to get hold of someone on our website, use their email link or go to their website if available, but please let them know that you came via us.
If they do not have any links, email us and we will be happy to put you in touch.
If you are interested in being featured in our site or listed in the directory please contact us here.