Daniëlla Hulme, Artist
Pacific and New Zealand art
"Daniella's very colorful and distinctive paintings stand out in any situation. They are a product of her background, her own Dutch heritage and her husband's Samoan culture, which she has developed though her vision into a unique and captivating style, creating for her an enthusiastic and growing following for her works.
Among these is New Zealand's Governor-General, His Excellency Anand Satyanand, who commissioned Daniella to create a large triptych to be given as a gift from NZ to the Tokelau Islands, and also to create his official Xmas cards for 2008 and 2009. In 2006 her work was bought by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Tourism, New Zealand embassy in Den Hague, Holland.
She has featured in many art awards and exhibitions, where her vibrant colours and motifs inspired by Tapa cloth designs, wood carvings and Tivaevae patterns, immediately capture viewers and convey the emotions of Pacific life, be it in urban environments or from the homelands".
By Denis Robinson, Independent Art Consultant 2010
"Strong, bright colours and clearly delineated, stylised motifs reminiscent of Pacific Islands' tapa cloths and carvings combine to striking effect in the works of Daniella Hulme"
By Lyndal Jefferies Gulf News 2007
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