Prints of Seraphine Pick paintings were published to co-incide with the first retrospective single artist exhibition of her paintings at the Christchurch Art Gallery. New Zealand artist Seraphine Pick (1964 - ) grew up in the Bay of Islands. Pick graduated from from the School of Fine Arts at the University of Canterbury with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Painting) in 1987. Two early awards had a significant impact on her artistic development, her 1994 Olivia Spencer Bower Award and the 1995 Rita Angus Fellowship which saw her moving to Wellington to take time out from her secondary school art teaching to concentrate entirely on her painting. Critics have called her paintings "dreamscapes" in which "in which symbolic images from Pick's memory (beds, dresses, pincushions, colanders) float surreally across rich surfaces. These strangely dislocated objects were often domestic in nature, indicating the special significance memory can inject into otherwise everyday objects." [Elizabeth Caldwell writing at the time of her first solo exhibition at Christchurch's Robert McDougall Gallery in 1998].