The wide blue sky

Andre Surridge provided 6 haiku, 4 were selected by artists and two were chosen twice. Jenny Longstaff and Ron Esplin both chose the above haiku and it was interesting to see how they interpreted it. Jenny’s haiku became the face of When North meets South as we chose to use it in all our advertising … Continue reading

Look out for

Look out for this poster around Dunedin next week. It popped in to my email box this morning courtesy of Jenny Longstaff. I’d given Jenny a list of my requirements and here’s the result. It says it all really. The poster features Jenny’s exhibition painting which is her interpretation of André Surridge’s haiku –                                                                             the … Continue reading

Four in the frame

This week an invitation arrived in the post from Pauline Bellamy. Four in the Frame opens on Tuesday September 11 at Dunedin’s Community Gallery and closes on the 19th. The four artists are: Maurie Angelo, Pauline Bellamy, Manu Berry and Ron Esplin. Pauline, Manu and Ron are all exhibiting in When North meets South so … Continue reading

Ron Esplin

Ron has had a lifetime exposure to art as his late father Tom and his mother Edith were both artists, and his brother Clark is also a painter. Ron and Clark still refer to their involvement in art activities as “The Family Firm.” Ron has been drawing the people and things around him since he … Continue reading