Marijke Greenway says “plein air painting is what I do best – ninety five percent of my work is painted on site – my favourite subject at present being trees”. It’s a perfect match next April Marijke will travel to Norfolk Island to capture the iconic Norfolk Island Pine.
Marijke says she finds “immense satisfaction in capturing the sense of “being there” of distilling the essence of nature and recording all the permutations of colour seen and felt”. Marijke invites painting enthusiasts to join her for an unforgettable en plein air painting trip to Norfolk Island.
Early studies for Marijke took place in South Africa, but it was in Australia with its very active art world that she became most prolific in her output and variety of subject matter, and equally at home with oils, watercolours and acrylics. Acknowledged as a popular watercolour and mixed media teacher, Marijke have tutored regular classes for 12 years.
Having accumulated an impressive list of awards and commendations for her work and been widely exhibited, both in group exhibitions and solo shows, Marijke has been published with major contributions to art magazines and is a member of several art societies, including the Royal Art Society and the Australian Society of Marine Artists.
Painters are encouraged to join Marijke for en plein air workshops on picturesque Norfolk Island. Participants are encouraged to bring along partners, family & friends who are most welcome to travel and enjoy Norfolk’s many activities and tours during lesson times and meet up with the artists for social functions later in the day.
The Norfolk Island holiday package price is $1699 per person twin share ex Sydney for the seven night stay. Price includes return ‘seat & bag’ airfare to Norfolk Island ex Sydney, airline taxes, meet and greet at Norfolk Island airport, return airport transfers on Norfolk Island, 7 nights twin share accommodation (Heritage Hill Oceanview room), 7 days hire car (hire car surcharge of $20 per day and petrol extra), 5 half day painting tuition at various beautiful locations on Norfolk Island, 2 course welcome dinner at Hilli Lounge restaurant, exclusive use and entry to Fletcher Christian’s Mutiny Cyclorama, half day island tour, Art trail tour, Art exhibition, Farewell dinner, bonus discount shopping card, complimentary Miniature Golf and “A Walk in the Wild” tour attraction. Prices subject to availability, conditions apply.
Norfolk Island Travel Centre
Norfolk Island Travel Centre is an award winning travel agency that specialises in quality, personalised travel. Norfolk has a unique beauty of its own, with its renowned tall majestic pines, sheer cliff faces, coral reefs and beautiful beaches. Almost one third of the island is devoted to National Parks and Reserves. But Norfolk Island is far more than a picturesque island in the South Pacific, it is paradise with a past. What was once a convicts’ nightmare is now the tranquil home of the descendants from the Mutiny on the Bounty, who have their own unique culture and their own language. There is much to see and do on Norfolk Island: fascinating historic tours, see Kingston which is a World Heritage Listed area,outdoor re-enactments of the Bounty Mutiny (with parts played by actual descendants of Fletcher Christian), ‘Light and Sound’ shows, eco-tours, glass bottom boat coral reef trips, swimming, snorkeling, fishing, dining out in the numerous fine restaurants, bush walking, scenic horse riding, golf on what has been called the world’s most beautiful golf course, bowls, tennis, and squash. Take advantage of Norfolk's tax-free shopping or perhaps simply take some time out to relax and enjoy Norfolk's peaceful existence.
Rebecca Christian, Norfolk Island Travel Centre
P: AU 1800 1400 66 or NZ 0800 0088 10