Art Medium: Painting, Sculpture
Open for viewing by appointment during the year.
During Raglan Arts Weekend 2019, 20-22 April, opening times are 10am to 3pm.
My name is Jess Santorik and I am a born and bread local Raglan artist. I come from a pakeha/Maori background and spent my primary school years in a full immersion Maori language unit which provided me with a rich cultural foundation. I also come from a surfing family and with the sea as my backyard, I have surfed since childhood and competed around the world as a top ranked New Zealand surfer. I’m fortunate enough to have experienced many diverse cultures. I feel driven to share my view of the world with you. My choice of media are polystyrene surfboards, which are hand carved and hand painted. My inspiration is drawn from my passion for the sea, surfing, culture and all things Maori. Each art piece tells a story. Needless to say, as I have harnessed my skills over the years, my carvings have become an integral part of my life . As my story unfolds, my art evolves and this has been further enriched by becoming a mother. Please come and join me on this journey.