Christian Arts Collective
Left to right: Jodie Allen, Pauline Denton, Marion Taylor
118 Commercial Road,
The Christian Art’s Fest is a collaborative exhibition of a group of Christian artists whose vision is ‘To glorify God through creative expression’. The exhibition will be held in The Lighthouse, part of Magnify Church at 118 Commercial Road. The organisers are Marion Taylor, Jodie Allen, Pauline and Andrew Denton.
Marion Taylor’s inspiration comes from exploring geometric shapes in nature. She has a love of sketching and works in acrylics and oil paints. She has many interests, from screen printing to paper crafts and everything in between.
Jodie Allen will be among the exhibitors. Jodie has always loved art and majored in art and photography while training as a teacher. Although Jodie has been teaching art to children for 30 years, she has only recently begun focusing more on her passion for art. She is currently exploring the mediums of oil painting and watercolour. Jodie is particularly inspired by
nature and highlighting the beauty in God’s world around us through visual language, photography and painted images. She enjoys using natural materials, contrasts of light and movement to enhance her work. Jodie designs and sells customised photo frames also. Her work has been displayed in exhibitions at the Estuary Art Gallery in Orewa. Commissions are welcome.
For as long as she can remember, Pauline has loved to draw. Completing a Fine Art Degree at Sheffield Polytechnic in the UK in 1984, she began working with ‘differently abled’ adults tutoring arts in 2000 and loves to celebrate their instinctive creativity. Currently running an Arts and Activities Programme for L’Arche Mount Tabor. In her spare time she enjoys letting the paint itself take the lead in creating the work and developing what she finds within its lines and marks, such as her ‘Green Bird’ painting where she discovered she had created a bird and accentuated it by adding painted feathers.
Multimedia artist, fabricator and woodturner, Andrew is the’ behind the scenes’ man for the Arts Fest, creating the display screens and hanging the exhibition each year, Andrew has been an invaluable support to the ‘all girl’ team.