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Title: Happiness
Size: 41cm x 51cm
Medium: Acrylic on canvas
Artist: Suzanne Paul—Entrepreneur, TV host, actress, Dancing with the Stars champion, infomercial pioneer

What is your art about?

“I decided on this theme, because people are always asking me how I keep so cheerful and I think if you want to be happy, you have to be happy on purpose.

“When you wake up, you can’t just wait to see what kind of day you’ll have, before you decide what mood you’re in. Happiness is a conscious choice, not an automatic response, so when you get out of bed, you have to decide what kind of day you’ll have.

“So when I get up in the morning, I choose to be happy, come what may.”

What was the creative process like?

“I thought about the painting for a long time, before I started it. Then it took me about two days to sketch it out and get the composition right. Then I spent most of a weekend and three nights after work, painting it.”

What inspired you to support the work of Parent to Parent?

“I think one of the best parts of being a ‘so called’ celebrity, is that you’re in a position to help out charities with fundraising. And anything to do with children and animals and I’m there!”

All proceeds help fund the work of Parent to Parent—supporting families raising Kiwi kids with disabilities for over 30 years. For help or to donate visit

Many thanks to Fastway Couriers Waikato who have sponsored delivery of the artworks to and from our celebrity artists around the country.

Suzanne Paul represented by Karen Kay Management—thank you!

Thanks also to Shifting Light Photography who sponsored photography of the artworks.

See our other listings for original artworks by Jacinda Ardern, Jack Tame, Kelvin Cruickshank and more. Happy bidding!
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  • Seller location: Hamilton, Waikato, NZ

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