A massive congratulations to Mapura Studio’s Michael Nathan, who won the prestigious first prize at the 2019 IHC Art Awards last night in Wellington. Michael knew he had won a prize, as he was flown down to the awards, but only knew he had won first prize when the overall winner was announced.
Michael is an incredibly gifted artist who works in exceptional detail. His large work, Lost in Space is completly hand painted, mainly black and white. The artwork took Michael nearly two years and he doesn’t use any rulers or stamps.
The artwork was purchased by the CEO of IHC New Zealand.