• Philippa Blair

A Diary of Events.

If painting is like keeping a diary, then the works of Philippa Blair are a personal record of the thoughts, feelings, and events that motivate, inspire, or even at times, horrify her.

“I develop with the painting, it’s as if the DNA of the painting and my own DNA somehow combine to create a new lifeform.”

The paintings in this show offer an incredible insight into the artist’s creative process, nothing is hidden, the immediacy is the message. As it has been throughout her long career, Blair continues to challenge herself, she draws on her reserves, harnesses energies, as if it is an essential requirement of an artist she pushes firmly against any sense of a casual acceptance of the status quo. She has avoided easy categorizations, her work has been, and continues to be, a series of heightened discoveries, explorations into the infinite possibilities of mark making and painterly expression.

Opening Hours

  • Tuesday - Friday 11:00 to 5:00
  • Saturday 11.00 to 4:00
  • or by appointment


  • 221 Ponsonby Road
  • Ponsonby
  • Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland 1011