Coffee, Tea or Me?
A lively celebration of an iconic Wellingtonian brand and the pin-up girl era.
New Zealand is a part of the British Commonwealth, so up until a couple of decades ago, we were predominantly a tea drinking nation with instant and drip coffee. My haven’t we come along way! Today we are coffee connoisseurs and have more coffee roasters per capita than anywhere in the world. Cafe L’Affare, italian for Coffee Business, is based out of Wellington and was one of the first companies to bring us into the new world of coffee. We don’t see many Italians down our way (unless they’re playing rugby or racing us in yachts), but I think it would be fair to say it’s probably the Italians who inspired the coffee craze in New Zealand. Primo!
I’ve transported this lovely lady into the modern era and combined her alluring curves with some of the things that New Zealanders hold dear. The result, a sexy blend of nostalgia and kiwiana, of sensuality and consumability, and of the most enduring combination of all - sex and selling.
About the artist
I'm a contemporary artist; my romantic themes contemplate the passing of time, blending together a mixture of eclectic vintage sensibilities with modern atmospherics. My work is a witty and engaging style of painting, intelligently conceived with a comedic twist. Light and carefree, bold and immediate, each Rachael Foster piece is distinctive and innately feminine