Central Leader : December 1st 2010
7 CENTRAL LEADER, DECEMBER 1, 2010 NEWS *Offers are available when purchasing from the $199 price range or above. Price complete with PENTAX (excluding Transitions) standard single vision lenses. Price for other lens types may differ. Extra options not included. Offers are mutually exclusive and cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. Available for a limited time only. Conditions apply. © 2010 Specsavers Optical Group · SMART_SPE10915. St Lukes Westfield: 80 St Lukes Road (Between Farmers and Cinemas), 846 2991. specsavers.co.nz Call 0800 BLINDS 254637 www.homevisionblinds.co.nz Up to RRP OFF 60% BLINDS! BLINDS! BLINDS! Vertical • Venetian • Sunscreen • Wooden • Roller FOR FREE MEASURE & QUOTE THE FASHION CAPITAL OF NEW ZEALAND Shop in Newmarket between now and 23 December to win a $10,000 Christmas Shopping Spree Conditions apply see website for details. Simply spend $20.00 or more at any participating retailer from the 20th of November to the 23rd of December 2010 and go in the draw to win one of five $1,000 Newmarket Shopping Sprees, with one prize drawn every Friday, at 3pm on Easy Mix 98.2. One final draw for $10,000 will be drawn live at Lumsden Green, 24th December at 1pm. Details at www.newmarket.co.nz Hairdresser turns to art Forward thinking: One Tree Hill artist William Boyd is holding his first solo art exhibition this week, titled Landscapes From the Mind. Mr Boyd has been a hairdresser for 47 years and has turned his hand to art. Photo: JASON OXENHAM By RHIANNON HORRELL William Boyd has landed on his feet thanks to some reflective thinking and a flair for colour. His first solo art exhi- bition is under way in Grey Lynn -- a refreshing change for Mr Boyd after 47 years as a hair- dresser. The One Tree Hill resi- dent describes the acrylic pieces as contemplative, moody and dark. They're landscapes from the mind inspired by what goes on in my head. A friend has said it's a cross between impressionist and sur- realist work. I'd rather look back on my life and regret things that I have done than things I haven't done. I'm used to cut, cut, blow, blow, all done, get out.'' But Mr Boyd says when it comes to art, the hardest thing is to know when to stop. He has up to four pieces on the go at any one time. I get more joy from the physicality of paint- ing than the finished piece. It's nice having that creative atmos- phere.'' Mr Boyd paints with a group of eight others, the Bartizans, who are based in Mission Bay. We take art seriously but we don't take our- selves too seriously. We're not too precious. I hate politically correct terms like: It's a safe atmosphere', but it is.'' A love of art has also helped Mr Boyd recover from a major mental breakdown six years ago. After a stint in Eng- land and a supportive network of friends, he is pleased to move on to a new chapter in life. You get to the point where you have fewer years ahead of you than behind you. I love doing this, it's the most won- derful therapy. I wanted to create that sense of going into the canvas. It's not just flat and one-dimensional. Those people who want a nice South Island landscape won't come to the exhibition and that's fine.'' Artist and mentor John Towers, a fellow Bartizan, says Mr Boyd has a winning style. He's a very good art- ist, his work is totally different. I respect it's an acquired taste but I think his work will sell readily.'' Mr Boyd's exhibition, Landscapes From the Mind, runs to December 5 at 196 Great North Rd, Grey Lynn. The exhibition is open daily from 10am to 6pm. Mr Boyd is also donating proceeds from one of his paintings to the Prostate Cancer Foundation of New Zealand.
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