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n collecting illustrations for the HMS



Week article, we read that marine artist Paul Deacon would

be exhibiting paintings of the HMS


and Captain Cook’s

ship, the HMS


at the Mercury Bay Museum. One look

at his Facebook page and website, and we were enthralled with

the drama of several paintings we viewed – the HMS


breaking up, in full sail and in the misty morning glow being met

by Maori waka.

Paul shared he had over a dozen more

works to display over the Homecoming

Week (see page 8), and he’s already

installed many of them. We met with him to

choose and photograph some of these new

paintings and couldn’t resist using one for

the cover. It was difficult to select between

the stunning lifelike paintings, but we are

thrilled to showcase one of Paul’s favourites,

Along the Coast, All Sail Set


Being a seaman for many years, Paul is able to capture the

essence and varying moods of both the ocean and sky. His

paintings take you there, on the deck bracing yourself against

the salt spray and stiff breezes, feeling the burn of the ropes

against your hands.

We were therefore surprised to learn that painting is not Paul’s

actual occupation. He has engaged in full time youth work for

the last 20 years, currently working for Barnardos NZ alongside

young people requiring extra support in the community.

Paul loves to mentor with art as well. “I’ve tutored art retreats

and gain such satisfaction from

sharing my skills and knowledge of

marine life with budding artists.” He

holds art workshops at his studio

in Cockle Bay.” (See details of his

Whitianga painting workshop during

Homecoming, 27–28 July, on page 8.

Paul’s paintings have been featured

in magazines and books and he’s had

several solo and joint shows in NZ.

He is a member of both the Australian

Society of Marine Artists & New

Zealand Academy of Arts.

Aerial photographer

Alan Duff uses drones to

capture dramatic images

of houses and rental units

for the real estate market.

We gave him a variety

of assignments: scenic,

aerial, architecture, flat

art, and people. Watch

our next issue for even

more of Alan’s photos!


Cheers to other

Coromandel Life

artists and photographers


Aerial Photographer

Shown is Alan’s recent photograph of the WWI

Memorial on the hill at the north end of Thames.

Above right, Alan catches artist Paul Deacon

installing a painting at the Mercury Bay Museum.

Our Cover Artist

Paul Deacon

Marine Artist, ASMA, NZAFA

Our cover features the painting

Along the Coast, All Sail Set.

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