Artist paints Mangemangeroa

The Mangemangeroa Gorge painting was completed in March this year by Howick artist Kate Hindson.

An east Auckland artist has brought the Chorus cabinet on Union Road to life with the stroke of her brush.

Graphic designer and illustrator Kate Hindson completed a diploma of visual arts at MIT.

Afterwards, she gained work experience in the graphic design industry and now co-runs Titanium Design with her husband Julian.

“We do graphics, branding, websites, illustrations, basically anything creative that people need in the visual form,” Hindson, 45, says.

Last year telecommunications provider Chorus and the Beautification Trust teamed up to design eight cabinets in the region to be painted by local artists.

One mural cabinet, on the Cook Street roundabout, was repainted by XiXi Lin after being damaged in a vehicle collision.

Another local Chorus box was painted by Pakuranga-based Laura Young on Pigeon Mountain Road in Howick.

Howick-based resident Hindson started painting the Chorus box on Union Road in mid-February and completed it in early March. The design, she says, is the Mangemangeroa Gorge.

“I love that place,” she says. “I go walking there often. It’s one of my favourite places.”