Brenda Liddiard

Ten Last Strokes


Ten Last Strokes is a collective of artists that emerged from the atelier classes of Allie Eagle and Cushla Parakowhai, focusing on expressive life drawing and painting.

Up to twelve of us meet most Wednesday mornings in a studio at Corban’s Art Estate in Henderson, Auckland. In the early days of the collective we often brought in models to help us continue our learning around representations of the human body.

Also, as in the photo above, we occasionally have workshops with invited artists, to help us develop existing skills, or learn new techniques. This one was with tutor Janet Mazenier, teaching us how to use oil paints mixed with cold wax.

At other times we work on individual painting or drawing projects.

Collective members have included: Fiona Barrett, Gael Rowntree, Jane Davies, Lynda Kerr, Julia Laidlaw, Trisha McCormick, Cilla Senk, Brenda Liddiard, Philippa Rhodes, Mary Ann Manchego, Jillian Sole and Belinda King.