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Hawke’s Bay Artist Develops Meaningful Career

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Many people have not heard of Freeman White, but he is one of New Zealand’s leading landscape painters on the verge of his newest show at Auckland’s NKB Gallery in November.

Winning our country’s top portrait award at 26, White, now 38, has a meaningful and profitable career.

Nestled into Freeman White’s comfy studio in picturesque Hawke’s Bay where he grew up, the magnificent pieces for the show almost dwarf the room. Next to White is his precious easel that recently accompanied him on a pioneering trek into the hilly grasslands of the Bay to complete a plein air painting.

He exclaims, “Landscapes are intricately woven into our lives. We can connect to it whole-heartedly as Kiwis.”

Creating a living and a desirable lifestyle through art, White resides close to vineyards of some award-winning chardonnays and just a stone’s throw from the villa he renovated.

Photo: Artist Freeman White is making waves in the art world. Photo/Richard Brimer

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Posted: 3 November 2017

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