Inky Fingers director, Hollie O’Neill (aka Hollie McLean) is a qualified teacher (Bachelor of Education), and also trained in Fine Art and Visual Communications at Whitecliffe College of Arts & Design.  She has taught in Primary and Intermediate Schools, and as an Art Specialist Teacher.  She opened Inky Fingers Art School in 2002 in Auckland and Waihi Beach.  Hollie is also a professional Artist and has twice been a finalist for NZ Painting and Printmaking Award.  Her work is showcased in galleries throughout New Zealand.  Some works are held in significant collections such as the Wallace Art Trust Collection, and in both private and corporate collections throughout the world.

To view her work visit: www.hollieoneill.com

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“Hollie inspires the children she teaches to let loose their creative energies and explore new, exciting ways to express themselves through art. With her guidance, they make their ideas ‘come to life’ and gain the confidence to try new things, always with wonderful results.

Hollie has a natural affinity in working with children of all ages and her enthusiasm is boundless. I am delighted that she is to offer classes again and my daughter is eagerly looking forward to spending many more happy years with Hollie, learning, creating and enjoying the pleasure of her company.”   Deborah Rainham, parent of student.