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sold the original
of her print
Story Time (top
Self-taught teen artist
a worthy investment
TEENAGE MARLBOROUGH artist
Rebekah Codlin s trip south earlier this
month for an exhibition at Terrace
Downs has turned out to be a fruitful one.
On the opening night the 19-year-old
sold the first painting she completed -- at
the age of 17 -- for $10,000. She has also
had a successful time selling prints,
accumulating $14,000 in sales.
Terrace Downs art director Rachael
Inch said the self-taught artist was
investment quality .
She said Ms Codlin was initially reluc-
tant to sell the painting -- being her first,
it could be worth even more in the future.
Ms Inch said she used the same
reasoning as a selling tool -- and the work
was bought by a Mid Canterbury collec-
tor.She described the sale of the painting
as quite fantastic , and said Ms Codlin
was making a mark early in her career.
An art investor had even come from
Australia for the exhibition.
Not many artists at the stage of Ms
Codlin s career could sell prints for $800,
Ms Inch said.
Having the artist at the opening of the
exhibition was important, because it for-
med a connection with the public. Those
attending the opening were a mix of
investors and first time buyers who were
making initial steps into the art world.
Ms Inch enjoyed how Ms Codlin -- who
was home schooled with no formal art
tuition -- could have such an impact.
The next exhibition at Terrace Downs
features landscapes, after the portraits of
Christchurch s Katrina McGettigan
and West Coaster Michelle Green will
combine their work for Four seasons in
one place .
Ms Green s passion for painting comes
from the inspiring scenes and weather
prevalent on the coast, while McGettigan
connects with the heritage of Canterbury
and the land to depict mountains and
lake reflection scenes.
The exhibition opens on August 1 and
runs to September 5.
Carlos lives for snowboarding
JUMP: Carlos Garcia-Knight practises his high-speed snowboarding tricks.
Carlos Garcia-Knight is
proving himself stern
competition on the
snowboarding circuit and
is an enduring member of
the New Zealand Youth
The 16-year-old, who
snowboards at Mt Hutt
and Cardrona -- with trips
to Colorado in the off
season -- has been named
as a Weet-Bix ambassa-
dor amongst his other
The ambassadors set
an example for teens
needing to reach their full
Carlos travels around
the world keeping in
shape for his competition
The youngster has been
making waves in the
and has picked up several
For me it s all about
snowboarding, it s what I
do; it s why I get out of
bed in the morning, he
You have to be really
determined in this sport.
When you re trying to
pull off a trick, and you
keep failing, failing, fail-
ing, you just need to stay
determined and suddenly
everything falls into place
and you nail it. It s the
best feeling in the world.
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