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Monday 24 October 2022 | Written by Al Williams | Published in Art, Local
Nikao’s Nuku Mokoroa looks for options as he steals the ball away. 22102305
Napa-Nicholas, 13, has just opened a shop at the Punanga Nui Market where she
is selling a range of artworks she has been working on since 2019.
was busy briefing tourists on her works when Cook Islands News visited on
has been at it about three weeks and is using the dollars to help her own
young artist has had a bit of a push from her mum, Chantal Napa.
is good at talking and making money,” she joked.
said she was inspired to combine her artistic and entrepreneurial skills during
a primary school project, when students were asked to create artworks and sell
idea was to get kids to learn about, and fundraise for the school.”
mother encouraged her to continue with art, and took her to art classes at the
Little Red Gallery on Rarotonga.
was painting and painting in more detail.”
she is selling some of those prints.
was quite fun, it was hard at times.
when I completed the course it was worth it.”
said the idea to sell the works at Punanga Nui Market came about after she
asked her mum for money.
asked mum for money and she said, ‘we should sell at the market’.
a combination of A4 prints and little cards, it’s going well.”
So awesome to see a wonderful young talented artist doing well!