This year Arts in Eden celebrate 25 years in the park! Participating artists on the day include "regulars" such as John Horner, Russell Jackson, Peter Gibson Smith and many more, such as newcomer Rosalind Horner running the children's art activities.
Regular contributor John Horner will be back again to paint a masterpiece of Maungawhau. "I've always painted something of the people in the park, something to do with Mt Eden, of the village. I tend to work with a very strong colour palette," he says. "And I work quite quick so it fits in with the format they have." Mr Horner's daughter Rosalind, 21, is an aspiring artist studying at Whitecliffe and will host the children's tent. “I remember coming as a child and watching my dad and I remember it was so bizarre seeing him in that environment," she says. "I knew he painted but at this show there were people watching and it fascinated me because it was so fast," she says. This will be the first time Ms Horner has contributed to the show and she is excited to be a part of the action. (Central Leader, March 2012)