One of New Zealand's most celebrated artists is heading to Auckland's Waiheke Island to create a painting on Easter Saturday. Dick Frizzell, well known for his pop-art and landscape paintings, is teaming up with abstract artist Richard Adams to work in public at Artworks Theatre, in Oneroa.
They will be painting with their easels on each side of the stage, between 6pm and 8pm on March 31. The Jeff Henderson Trio is playing freeform jazz while they work. It is one of the shows on offer at the Waiheke Jazz, Art and Music Festival between Good Friday and Easter Monday.
Frizzell said he was looking forward to it and had already got together with Adams to discuss what they would be doing.
"But I don't want to give too much away," he said. He said the discussion had enabled him to prepare some drawings so he could start working quickly on the night.
"Timing is important, people will enjoy seeing colours and shapes emerging as the session progresses."
"It will be full and perfectly shaped. Every painting is an experiment."