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I’d like to introduce you to some creatives I had the chance to meet in Rarotonga. The first is Maria File, she studied, lived and taught art in NZ until it came time for her to return to her island home of Rarotonga. There is no art shop on the island so when she first got back she started painting with house paint. There was not a huge collection to choose from, just the primary colours. Maria has access to paint from NZ now however she still only uses primary colours to mix her own unique blends. All purchases of her art go towards building a home on her land and a legacy for her grandchildren. Her work is varied Howe all of it is influenced by the beautiful South Pacific. Kia Orana Maria


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When our household go our seperate ways and choose a print each & they're all blue (we got the hibiscus last time). How funny is that! 💙💙💙🌺 #rarotonga #polynesianart #maoriartist #juliatuake #mariafile


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I love this piece I picked up in Rarotonga by local artist Maria File. #mariafileart #mariafile #rarotonga #art #prints #raro #palm #ra #cookislands #frangipani #southpacific


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What a tough start we’ve had to the year. My husband lost his job straight after New Year, and only finally got a job again this week. My small business has literally been feeding our family. Going from having to not worry about where your next meal will come from, and enjoying luxuries in life to counting dollar coins for nappies. We’ve done well to survive off savings for 3 months, I realise many couldn’t do that. We also had an overseas holiday which was pre booked and we couldn’t cancel it, or else we would have lost it all. It’s been tough and on reflection, I’m feeling a mixture of sadness and relief that things can start looking up. I’m finally having a moment to breathe, and I think it’s all catching up with me. This week I’m cutting myself some slack. I’m going to take 3 long walks by the end of the week. That’s my goal. When anxiety starts creeping it’s arsehole head up on me I need to squish it very quickly. Acknowledging how I feel, talking about it, exercising and taking a small break all help. I’m an open book and always have been, so please know if you ever feel overwhelmed, sad, like you can’t cope or need someone to talk to, hit me up. I’ll always listen. 💓
Here is my best selling print Chappy with a beautiful artwork by #Mariafile a local artist from Rarotonga. I wish she had insta! Lots of love my beautiful insta fam xx 😘


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After being locked away in a dusty cupboard for literally years, we’re finally at a stage in renovations where we can get our art into frames and up on the walls!
#Art #Travel #Paris #MariaFile #CookIslands @kristiankaupang #SelfPortrait


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Stunning painting by one of my favourite Cook Islands artists, Maria File #rarotonga #hibiscus #mariafile #art #tropical


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Painting ... My one is the purple large one inspired by the red one by #mariafile #rarotonga


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A beautiful gift from a friend warms my heart and brightens my day 💖 #bestfriend #scenery #art #cookislands #mariafile #rarotonga #pacific #takemethere


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