Learn to Draw with Jon Jeet
Jon Jeet is of Maniapoto / Fijian Indian descent and has recently completed a Masters in painting at Ilam, School of Fine Art. His primary practice is portraiture, as it poses a constant challenge to convey one's likeness in either charcoal or paint. As for pounamu, Jon has spent over a decade honing in this craft, carving taonga, a treasured keepsake generally worn and regarded by the wearer(s). He finds that both mediums are complementary, as both encapsulate the mauri (essence) of one's being; either as a snapshot with of course artistic licence or a vessel to retain and harbour part of one's life force.