Number of painters: 177
Last update: Sunday Apr 30, 2017
Zarahn Southon (1975) graduated with a Bachelor of visual arts degree from Manukau institute of technology, New Zealand in 1998. The following year he started teaching part time while pursuing his painting. In 2000 he left for Europe to study the works of the Old Masters and on his return has been working as a professional artist with several successful solo shows. He has works in collections in New Zealand, U.K and Europe.
Zarahn has been a finalist in the James Wallace art awards and the New Zealand portrait awards and in 2005 won the Martin Hughes contemporary pacific art Award. The following year he left for florence Italy for a two year sabbatical studying classical and realist painting in Ateliers in Florence, London and France.
In 2007 he received the Jouffrault scholarship from Studio Escalier in Argenton Chateau,France to study figure painting and Drawing. In 2008 he studied Portraiture with Ted Seth Jacobs in San Francisco.
Since 2005 he has taught life drawing at Auckland University of technology Art and Design school.
Zarahn is of Maori descent and is from the central North Island tribe of Ngati Tuwharetoa.
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