After 16 years spent teaching hundreds of students and staging numerous student exhibitions from his Pakuranga studio, Tony Clarke is on the move.
To mark the occasion he will host his farewell exhibition Mementos II from October 23 to 29.
The artworks feature a wide range of mediums including charcoal drawings, watercolours and acrylics.
Subjects include scenes from Norfolk Island, native New Zealand birds, a young seal pup from the Kaikoura colony and a stunning Marilyn Monroe portrait from a portrait drawing workshop.
The exhibition will be open to the public from 10am – 4pm at 9 Ben Lomond Crescent Pakuranga.
Following this exhibition, Tony hopes to concentrate on his own painting and teach on a smaller scale.
Over the years he has seen many successes in his teaching with many of his students going on to sell their artwork and win numerous prizes and awards in local art competitions.
Some students have been with Tony for over 15 years and enjoy being part of the local art community that has built up over this time.
Tony will now run classes out of Uxbridge Arts Centre in Howick in 2019.