A multi-award winning artist, Michael won the Doris McMiken Prize for water colour for the painting 'Hope Rising' in 2016 and in October 2017 he was awarded the supreme winner's prize for the same work at Watercolour New Zealand's annual exhibition in Wellington. In 2017-18 he exhibited at Peter Jackson's 'Great War Exhibition' in Wellington as part of WWI commemorations. In November/December 2020 he jointly exhibited at the Pataka Museum+Gallery, Porirua, with fellow Tolkien artist Daniel Reeve with the exhibition theme 'Myth and Legend'.
Cassandra Leigh Real has added more work to her exhibition at our gallery. Cassandra is from Melbourne Australia. Her first self portrait was exhibited at The National Gallery of Victoria when she was a teenager and was stolen!