An evening with a kiwi artist

Evening with a Kiwi artist

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An Evening With a Kiwi Artist

Day Trips From Auckland Sculpture Gardens

Be creatively inspired and enjoy the company of a highly successful Auckland artist, Mark Olsen. Art in Auckland is vibrant, modern, inspirational and creative.

An evening with Mark, his blend of intelligence and wry 'Kiwi' humour, will leave you feeling inspired and relaxed in his art studio and loft home.

Demystifying the world of an artist – you are invited to share Mark's inspiring story of how he moved from the business world twelve years ago to become an internationally successful portrait artist.

Mark’s story is fascinating. Unlike anything you will have heard before... He will explain how he has created a unique brand, the techniques he used to achieve such phenomenal growth (400 million people viewed his work in 2007) and a refreshing jargon-free account of his creative process (one of his tricks is to paint the canvas upside down!)

Mark will let you in on the secret of who these portraits are of and their connection to his latest new project. Try a little painting with Mark and relax into something new with great company.

We will collect you and return you to your accommodation. You cannot ask for a more eclectic, interesting evening in Auckland.

  • Be Collected from your accommodation around 6pm

  • Travel in our Land Rover Discovery to Mark Olsen's Auckland studio

  • Study the art on his walls and in his studio while enjoying pre dinner refreshments and canapes in a casual art studio environment

  • Meet your private chef and learn about the delights to follow with a seven course degustation dinner

  • Enjoy Mark's company over dinner and be entertained by this gifted speaker and artist

  • Hear his story over dinner and learn how he became an artist

  • Sample our New Zealand fine wines matched to perfection with each course throughout your evening

  • We will return you safely back to your accommodation

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