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This new blog format of “handing the microphone around” is reallllllyy working for me, and this post is the perfect example way. I’ve followed Annie Smits Sandano since the very beginnings of of Studio Home but this is the first time that I’ve had the chance to share her own words and thoughts with you. And while we can thank Dunedin based, Gallery De Novo for taking the time to do some digging with Annie, it got me thinking even further on perhaps what Liz Fraser might have to share as

ART. My guilty pleasure. Sigh…. A piece of art to me, is something with a story. Either attached to its subject matter or the person who created it. Art ain’t that generic canvas pulled from a stack at a chain store….although by all means buy up on those frames! Art is food for the soul and a visual treasure that becomes part of your “home”, wherever that might be. Something that you can attach memories to, not fire at the bin when you sense that “trend” is over. Despite moving town

I have followed Annie Smits Sandano for 7 years now…in fact I posted about her way back in my first few months of blogging in 2008! Its with complete fascination that I have then been able to sit back and watch her beautiful work develop in subject matter and style. Her new base of Queenstown is certainly stirring up something fresh as seen in this new collection of work for her show “Romantic Ideals | New Zealand Landscape” opening at Auckland’s Seed Gallery on the 10th of December. I will definitely

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