A Watercolour Accepted for the Adam Portraiture Award Exhibition 2020


Congratulations to Rebecca Dowman-Ngapo

For the first time in years a watercolour was accepted for the
Adam Portraiture Award Exhibition at the New Zealand Portrait
Gallery, Wellington.

Rebecca: “My friend, Hazel Wheeler: fearless, magical, Hazelmade.
She pursues her ideas and dreams, constantly creating
and evolving. I often see her like this, working on her ‘Dragon,’
as she calls her sewing machine.

I mixed my typically more detailed style with bolder,
inexact strokes and bleeds. I decided Hazel would not be separated
from the viewer by glass, so I used a special protective glaze.

I was very honoured to be painter of the only watercolour to
be exhibited this year in the Adam Portraiture Award Exhibition.”
Rebecca Dowman-Ngapo is a Waikato artist specialising in watercolour.
Primarily self-taught, Rebecca’s work is indicative of
contemporary New Zealand culture, reflecting aspects of daily
life with a child; drawing inspiration from local people and
places visited, family narratives and moments in time. Rebecca
exhibits regularly in the Waikato area. She won the People’s
Choice Award for both 2018 and 2019 in the Gordon Harris
Online Watercolour Competition, organised by Watercolour
New Zealand.



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