Jillaine Murray is a full time artist based in the Kaipara. Her first love is textile art, although she works with many mediums creating works under her craft name The Black Pixie. Of dual Maori (Ngati Marukukere) & Pakeha (English/Scottish/French) decent her work is heavily symbolic of her quest for a sense of self and identity. Positive feminine messaging is a big part of her kaupapa. Masks, stars, “things in threes”, Queen Elizabeth, the hare and Frida Kahlo all have several layers of meaning when used in her work. Her work celebrates ancestral connections, spiritual connectedness, courage, kindness and bravery.