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Podcast – Interview with Professor Paul Moon on “The Power of Wellbeing”

It was a real pleasure to talk with Professor Moon on 23 Sept about my book and to explore some interesting current and historical issues which are addressed in it. Click here to buy the book on Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Power-Wellbeing-blueprint-rebuilding-reimagining/dp/0925776505 Click here to find out more about the book: https://cliveelliott.com/the-power-of-wellbeing/

The Ballet Mistress

I haven’t posted details of any of my paintings for a while, but this one is special. I painted Heather’s aunt and god-mother Colleen Warren, who danced for the Royal New Zealand Ballet Company and ran the Colleen Warren School of Dance in the Hutt for many years after that. Heather also did ballet back in […]


I am super excited to be a speaker at #LawFest22. Only 20 or so sleeps to go and it’s shaping up to be a brilliant experience! Be inspired to adapt and thrive in this ever-changing world. Register today:  https://www.lawfest.nz/register/ Hope to see you there!

The Power of Wellbeing – Coming Soon!

I’m really excited to be finalising the back cover of my upcoming book this weekend – it is due to be published in November. I’m extremely pleased with the front cover – designed by the excellent Auckland-based graphic artist and designer Graham O’Neill of Graham O’Neill Design Solutions – thanks Graham for your patience and […]

TEDxAuckland 2021 Puts Optimism Centre Stage

As we careen towards an uncertain post-pandemic-world we have to take stock and ask – how do we engineer positive change and create a better world? How do we engender a world in which empathy, trust, and social cohesion replace the disinformation, division, derision and doubt we see all around us today? Aotearora New Zealand […]

So Much to Lose!

Really pleased to have had the second part of my climate art exhibition in Auckland this Thursday. Thanks to those who attended and for putting bids in for paintings. The silent auction is open until the end of the month. Check out the paintings, verse and video here. https://cliveelliott.com/?page_id=389

Mask-up Folks!

Did this painting a few weeks ago as a small reminder to wear our masks in public when in confined spaces

So Much, in fact, Everything, to Lose!

My “Climate Art” exhibition at the SO Auckland hotel was postponed due to the Covid – 19 lockdown. Now we are getting back to normal, it has been rescheduled for 13 August- this time at Sustainable Coastlines’ cool venue “The Flagship”. I hope all of you who were coming to the March exhibition can make […]

The Purpose of Art

The Chilean Nobel Prize in Literature winner Pablo Neruda, praised for his insightful humanistic poetry and literature, has been described as one of the greatest poets of the twentieth century. He understood the critical importance of human interconnectedness. That is, both with people we know and love and those we will never meet. He wrote […]

No Real Comfort!

As we sit out the Covid -19 lockdown in New Zealand, its tough to see what’s happening thousands of miles away in one of the world’s greatest cities, New York. With the death toll in New York State now over 3,500 and rising, and in the US over 9,000, this is no Democrat hoax, How […]