Paul Rangiwahia is a wellbeing advocate, who uses art to help break down the stigma around mental health, and to help normalise the ups and downs of life that we all experience.
He advises and speaks to companies, government agencies and schools throughout the country. Paul is also involved with a number of national and regional projects promoting the importance of good mental health.
The featured calendar artwork a “mental W.O.F” and versions of this work are quickly becoming iconic art pieces and these works have been celebrated by the New Plymouth District Council with the permanent installation of the work in a prominent public space. The beauty of the art is that it provides common sense messages that help to get people thinking and talking about things that matter. Check out Paul’s work www.paulrangiwahia.com
Paul was an established name in Taranaki, but when he first approached us, he didn’t have a ‘brand’. We started with a great brainstorming session that was offered free to Paul as part of his Medium E-Commerce Pack. We talked a lot about his work and how important it was for him to connect with people and share his knowledge and experiences on mental health. We created a logo that was then rolled out to printed material, social media and we created a website that he could sell his artwork from, was colourful, inspiring and really matches his personality.
Since completing this work, we have continued to reproduce Paul’s work onto hundreds of canvases, wall hangings, posters and journals for sale on his website, and through his speaking engagements. Taranaki Rural Support have also commissioned Paul to produce an artwork for the farming community, which we manufacture as well. This ensures continuity of colour and quality throughout all of Paul’s work.