Waiheke Island Auckland, New Zealand
40.000 x 40.000 cm.
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Rent A Bach
Sandra Marie Adams
Painting - Acrylic On Board
Rent a Bach was inspired by all the Waiheke Locals who rent their dwellings out in the summer to the influx of tourists and go camping at the local camping ground. The population of Waiheke Island swells in the summer and there is a very big demand for accommodation. Tourists are willing to pay top dollar for basic accommodation and its a great way for the locals to make some cash over the summer.
Waiheke Island is off the coast of the North Island. The island is 19.3 km (12.0 mi) long from west to east, varies in width from 0.64 to 9.65 km (0.40 to 6.00 mi), and has a surface area of 92 km2 (36 sq mi). The coastline is 133.5 km (83.0 mi), including 40 km (25 mi) of beaches. The port of Matiatia at the western end of the island is 17.7 km (11.0 mi) from Auckland and the eastern end is 21.4 km (13.3 mi) from Coromandel. The much smaller Tarahiki Island lies 3 km (1.9 mi) to the east. Waiheke is very hilly with few flat areas, the highest point being Maunganui at 231 m (758 ft). The climate is slightly warmer than Auckland, with less humidity and rain and more sunshine hours.
Waiheke has a resident population of 8,730 people (2011) with most of the population living close to the western end of the island, or near the isthmus between Huruhi Bay and Oneroa Bay which, at its narrowest, is only 600 metres wide. The settlements of Oneroa and Blackpool are the furthest west, followed by Palm Beach, Surfdale, and Ostend. Further east lies Onetangi, which is located on the northern coast on the wide Onetangi Bay. To the south of this on the opposing coast is Whakanewha Regional Park, Whakanewha and Omiha, or Rocky Bay. Much of the eastern half of the island is privately owned farmland and vineyards.
Waiheke Island is a popular holiday spot, and during the main summer season, especially around Christmas and Easter, the population on the island increases substantially due to the number of holiday homes being rented out, corporate functions and dance parties at vineyards and restaurants, the Wine Festival and the Jazz Festival and weekend trippers from around the country and the world. It is safe to say the population increases significantly, rents go up, almost all homes and baches are full and a festive atmosphere exists.
Sandra Marie Adams
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Sandra is a multi award winning New Zealand Artist. Sandra was finalist in the 2012 Bi Annual New Zealand Portrait Awards (Adam Portrait Awards) Sandra was a recent finalist in the prestigious James Wallace Art Awards. Sandra is a full time artist on Waiheke Island and is known for her colourful vibrant acrylic paintings. Stylistically, Sandra has been compared to Rita Angus, painting a wide range of subject matter, including people, buildings, beach scenes and angels. Sandra's works of art have found their way to homes of collectors as far a field as the USA, Saudi Arabia, England, Japan, Germany and Australia.
Sandra exhibits locally and throughout New Zealand.
You can follow Sandra on Facebook Facebook.com/SandraMarieAdamsFineArtist or Twitter Sandra Marie Adams @ SandraAdamsArt
�From the day I picked up a brush I felt I had found my reason for being�.
Sandra Marie Adams lives on a small island off the coast of New Zealand.
Sandra�s work is often driven by a strong autobiographical element. Her paintings are mostly an outward manifestation of the world inside her head. Sandra loves to always be challenging herself as an artist. As a result her subject matter tends to varied. Sandra describes herself as a colourist and uses colour to evoke mood and emotion.
Waiheke Island, where she lives, features strongly in her paintings. Often the beautiful seascapes are used as the background for a story, comment or observation.
Sandra has always been passionate about the injustices in the world and the interplay of good and evil. Sandra often explores these themes in her art. Sandra has also endlessly questioned the validity of the conventional biblical stories. She enjoys portraying her own controversial version of the truth through her art.
A Selection of Recent Exhibitions
2008 - Waitakere Art Awards - selected
2009 - James Wallace Art Awards
2009 - Art Map Listers Exhibition Waiheke Community Art Gallery
2010 - Waiheke Community Art Gallery - Waiheke Winter Festival
2010 - Pocket Rockets, ROCCA Gallery, Dunedin
2011- New Zealand Portrait Awards � selected
2012- Members Show � Waiheke Art Gallery
2012 - The New Zealand Art Show Wellington � selected
2012 � Waiheke Heats Up Waiheke Art Gallery
2013 -The YOUnite Tour International Art Tour � Aiken Gallery South Carolina USA
Nashville TN, Huntsville AL
2013 - The YOUnite Tour International Art Tour The Viridian Nashville USA
2013 - The Members Show Waiheke Art Gallery
1998 - Winner: Waiheke Art Awards
2002 - Finalist:The Pumphouse Art Awards
2002 - Finalist: NorthArt Art Awards
2005 - Finalist:The Pumphouse Art Awards
2008 - Winner -Merit Award � Portrait � Waitakere Art Awards
2009 - Finalist James Wallace Art Awards
2012 - Finalist New Zealand Portrait Awards
2013 - Winner - Best in Show - The YOUnite International Art Tour - Aiken Gallery South Carolina USA
April 19th, 2010
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