Sunday, 7 August 2022

3D Trompe-l'œil Community Mural

New Zealand Murals

The new community mural at the Old Trout Cafe, Lake at Rotoma, Rotorua Lakes District, New Zealand.

Created by the local creatives.

Lagoon Creative aka Marc Spijkerbosch and Tracey Lee Cassin, with Keryn Louise Rickard.







Wednesday, 3 August 2022

Barn Studio Update:

New Zealand Contemporary Artists

 At the moment I am:

Getting seascape artworks ready to be packaged to send to Italy.
Finishing a small acrylic seascape.
Contributing to a community mural.
And starting a new joint business with my creative partner and love Marc.
Such exciting times are ahead.
Live life positively.

Monday, 25 July 2022

Fragility Quote

It's been a while since I've created any photographic quotes.
This leaf embedded in the creases of the pavement stopped me in my tracks.
In its compromised state I see both beauty and fragility.



Sunday, 24 July 2022

Meditative Sea

Tracey Lee Cassin

I love the sea and the lake. My response to water is deep. When I see water, hear water and feel water I know I am in the right place.

. A scientific fact: Staring at the ocean actually changes our brain waves' frequency and puts us into a mild meditative state. . #rainydayart #artinprogress #smallart #seascape using #goldenpaint #acrylic #artistcolors

Tuesday, 19 July 2022

Rotorua Museum Fundraising Exhibition


Seascape art

Turquoise Tide

Acrylic on tile.

A Piece of History - Auction of painted Bath House roof tiles.
This is my painted Roof tile for the fundraising Auction for Rotorua Museum.
An exhibition of all the artworks is on display at The Arts Village (1240 Hinemaru Street, Rotorua) from 28 July – 3 August 2022. An auction of all works will take place at 5.30pm on 3 August. If you are unable to attend the auction you can place an absentee bid on this online form:
Or download this printable pdf and email

Thursday, 7 July 2022

Multi-passionate People

New Zealand Contemporary Artists

Today I've been thinking about multi-passionate people.

The ones like me who create in more than one genre, medium or style using many tools to present a finished piece.
This quote is from Mary Lou Cook and I think it sums it up nicely.
Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes and having fun.