"It's ok to be different. Why not try to be the best at it." -
Kia Ora and welcome.
My name is Te Haunui Tuna. I was raised in Waimana, a small town out of Whakatane. I grew up admiring art and was always found with a pencil in hand drawing pictures and entering local art competitions. Later on, I started to experiment with painting, air brushing, tattooing, sculpting, using ink pens and digital programmes to create new art work. Im back in Whakatane, after graduating from Te Kuratini o Waikato with a Bachelor in Media Arts, focusing more on video and fine art. I am interested in art inspired by comic books, movies and gaming. My main passion is my Maori heritage; whether it's depicting Atua Maori (Maori Gods), myths and legends, creating personifications inspired from stories or etching whakapapa (genealogy) and life journeys onto people. In the future I wish to create movies and games inspired by Maori history and publish books of my Atua Maori illustrations.
Whakatane, New Zealand
Please feel free to contact me for business and creative opportunities.