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Tuesday, 24 May 2011

Letter of Introduction from the Chair - Brendon Laby


My passion for the arts stems from my wife's flourishing career as a pure abstract artist, and the resulting immersion in the art world. As a result, I have become an investment buyer of collectable art and sculpture and like to think that I have developed a keen eye for quality work.

Years ago, as an artist starting out on her career, my wife Angela, would paint for the love of painting, and because she developed a unique style which found favour with those who saw and purchased her work. Over time, it became apparent however, that she lacked a direction in respect to where her career could or should go. By chance, it was at this time, that we met Sophia Elise, and with the support and tools offered by the NZ Art Guild, the rest, as they say is history!

Angela has gone on to be a multi-award winning artist, known throughout the art world, and sought after by buyers. Much of her success is directly attributable to her active involvement with the NZ Art Guild. She has received invaluable advice, resources, opportunities and friendship from the Guild and its members. It is an incredibly constructive and supportive environment which has allowed her to challenge and be challenged to extend herself to be all she can be creatively. Frankly, I do not believe that we could have got her to where she now is in her career without the support and assistance provided by the NZ Art Guild.

When the opportunity came along for me to be involved in the next stage of the NZ Art Guild's development, I jumped at the opportunity, and am excited to be able to offer something back to the very organisation which has had such a profound impact on my wife's career and on our lives.

Kind Regrads

Brendon Laby
NZ Art Guild Charitable Trust

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