Rua Paul is a highly respected Maori artist with more than 30 years experience in carving, sculpture and painting. His carvings can be seen in meeting houses, including five major meeting house projects in Auckland, hospitals and public places throughout New Zealand.
Rua Paul has worked throughout the Pacific as a carver and studied traditional forms of carving, canoe making and early navigation. His apprenticeship began under Paki Harrison, a leader in his own generation of Maori art and a leading expert in carving.
Rua is also a very accomplished Artist and I am very proud to be showcasing Rua's " Papa Kainga" (Settlement) series