Welcome to my Website:
My name is Gerard Roelof Verkaaik.
I was born in Holland in 1948, emigrated to N.Z. in 1952.
Grew up as a kiwi kid, married a Kiwi girl, raised 2 kiwi kids and now have four grand-kiwi kids.
Spent my working life as a Medical Scientist and am now in the “third age” releasing a long-dormant family art gene by way of sculpture.
While on a sculpture course run through NMIT under Lydia Geldof in 2003, she challenged me with the question “Why are you not an artist?”
I have been answering that ever since.
I am a member of 'Artists Of Marlborough'
Look for the ARTIST sign outside my gate at 41 New Renwick Road Blenheim, my home Studio and Sculpture Garden.
Other sites where some of my works are displayed:
35 High St. PICTON
BRYCE GALLERY of contemporary fine art: 83 Vicenza Drive OHOKA
ORIGIN GALLERY 123 Hardy st. NELSON
RETURN to EDEN GALLERY
Selmes Rd Rapaura BLENHEIM
WILDERNESS GALLERY: 29 Tancred Street HOKITIKA
Fusionart is an elegant blend of stone, steel, brass, glass, or wood creatively melded into unique pieces of sculpture, sometimes in collaboration with other artisans. Using Oamaru stone as the core element, I create a wide range of sculpture in both traditional and conceptual styles for both indoor and outdoor sites.