The White Sail Gallery

Before we left Taranaki the other day, I visited The White Sail Gallery. Jill White, an artist and the gallery owner, has some fantastic, varied paintings there (her own as well as others’). She also sells jewellery, ceramics, and lots of other little arty things. Because I showed a particular interest in the paintings, she asked whether I was a painter, and when I told her I was learning, she unloaded a bunch of advice on me, which I was really grateful for and want to record here so I don’t forget it. This isn’t verbatim, but it’s pretty close to what she said: