Shedding Light (triptych)
1994, Oil, graphite and coloured pencil on canvas
Séraphine Pick was born in Kawakawa in the Bay of Islands, where she began drawing and making models from an early age as a means of entertainment. Her interest was formalised in 1984 when she was accepted into the University of Canterbury’s Ilam School of Fine Arts. She later graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts, majoring in painting. In 1994, she was awarded a Visa Gold Merit Award. She has received the Olivia Spencer Bower Award and was the 1995 Rita Angus Fellow.