About

History + philosophy

LYNDA HENSMAN
Director of the Ivy Box

Lynda’s motto is to stay true to yourself, easy to say harder to do. She has an extensive PHD in the school of life and graduated with honours. Although she was almost expelled at one point for trying to fit in with middle class bourgeois but was saved by her passion for art, music, food and good wine. For years she fought a battle to fit in not realising that if she had to fight so hard to fit…. then she was not in the right place!

Her Art is carried through with this philosophy and she is honoured to have the space and heart to exhibit without inhibition. Lynda’s work also transpires this action, with focus on growth and inlightment without having it spelt out, she’s confident you will find a story of your own in amongst her Art. Interpretation of her work is usually layered with depth and colour and most have a flavor of human irony. Offering a chance of reflection or a challenge to Question her philosophy.

Check out all Lynda’s Art past and present to gain a better insight into her light hearted approach to our human idiosyncrasies.

NICCI HENSMAN
Pure Reverie Composite Photography

Nicci Hensman is a photographer and illustrator who specializes in composite and fine-art photography.

Nicci has completed a Bachelor of Applied Visual Imaging, which helped her gain direction in this creative field. Material she likes to focus on is the subject of human behaviour and emotion, with psychological undertones and the questioning factor of many areas of human life and growth.

Nicci is discovering a style that reflects her hypnagogic or surreal visions of thoughts and ideas. Her process starts from dreams for inspiration, that is then sketched out, researched, polished, photographed, edited and refined into the final piece. The works contain a personal meaning from Nicci, while still being open to the audience for interpretation, to create engagement.

Nicci is based currently in New Zealand, exploring and developing her craft. She creates original and print work, while also being open for commission pieces. For information please contact the Ivy Box Gallery.

Nicci  has a gift of capturing the essence of people and offers Commissions of personal photography. Incorporating an unique  individualised photo shoot  to create an image of fantasy….. stylised for you. These images can then be transferred as prints/wallpaper ….. ‘A Beautiful piece of Art’ All Enquiries Welcome @ The Ivy Box gallery or leave us an email.

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