Gerard R Verkaaik

verkaaik 2016

I was born in Holland in 1948. Emigrated to New Zealand in 1952. Married a kiwi girl, raised two kiwi kids and now have four kiwi grandkids.
I spent my working life as a Medical Scientist and am now in the "third age", releasing a long dormant family art gene by way of sculpture.

While on as sculpture course run through NMIT by Lydia Geldof in 2003, she challenged me with the question, "Why are you not an artist?". I have been answering that question ever since.

I am currently number 8 on the Artists of Marlborough circuit at my studio/sculpture garden at 41 New Renwick Road BLENHEIM.
I have also been Artist-in-Residence at Forrest Estate Winery since 2008, where many of my works are on display. The winery is open daily all year from 10.am till 4.30. All works are available for sale through the Cellar Door.

Gerard R Verkaaik

FORREST ESTATE WINERY and SCULPTURE PARK
SH 6 RENWICK
OPEN DAILY 10.00 to 4.30 ALL YEAR ROUND
Artist-in-Residence November to March (Saturday afternoons)

HOME GARDEN and STUDIO
41 NEW RENWICK ROAD BURLEIGH BLENHEIM
phone: 035788576 or 0273757835
email: fusionart@windowslive.com
website: www.fusionart.net.nz

Opening hours
Monday to Saturday from 2.30pm or by arrangement