This is a family co-operated art work by Marc, Dreama and Psalm McFadyen. We didn’t make it into Merit or first and second prizes, but it was selected into one of the finalists at Estuary Art Awards 2016, which was exhibited in Uxbridge Malcolm Smith Gallery. The theme of it was “ Saving the Tamaki Estuary “.

Table Design – series 1 to 3

Complete Upcycling

Here are a few table projects that made domestic and overseas with recycled cardboards, recycled fabric, acrylic paints, spray glue, PVA glue and some old A0 photography papers.

Nairobi, Kenya, 
Art Residency.

This project was made in June, 2019, locally in Nairobi. Then, gifted to Children at risk programme locally.


We consume many packaging daily. This project was made by all kind of packing plastic or foil around we used everyday.

Simply photography

These two tables are made by two one-piece-of-photography shot by my husband, Marc. One is black and white portrait shot, the other one is a landscape in Suva, Fiji.

The galaxy

Psalm 19: 1-4 (NKJV)

The heaven declares the glory of God,
and the firmament show His handiwork.

Day unto day utters speech,
and night unto night reveals knowledge.

There is no speech nor language where their voice is not heard.
Their line has gone out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world.

In them He has set a tabernacle for the sun.

Dreama McFadyen
The galaxy ( 2019-2020)
Mixed media on canvas.
76.0cm x 50.5cm x 3.5cm

Musical Diptych and the letterbox

Artwork Description:

Mixed media on canvas Size: 30cm x 40cm x 3.5cm.(L) 30cm x 22.5cm x 3.5cm. (R)

This work expresses my passion for music and the way it visually resonates. When I hear sounds of the piano or violin it paints an atmosphere and leaves an impression.

From canvas to our letterbox, from 2D to 3D, from mixed media to oil paints.

I decorated our letter box with the scripture from Psalm 9:9 to match with our residential number.

The LORD will be a refuge for the oppressed, a refuge in time of trouble.

Psalm 9:9

The Praying Girl

A young girl sends up her prayers during the chaos and uncertainty of this year. 

“Through Jesus, God created everything in heaven and on earth, the seen and the unseen things, including spiritual powers, lords, rulers, and authorities. God created the whole universe through him and for him.” 

Colossians 1:16

Medium: Oil on Canvas

Size: 76cm x 50cm x 3.5cm (High, Width, Depth)

By: Dreama McFadyen

Note: I started to paint this painting during Auckland’s 1st lockdown in April 2020, and just finished it before the 2nd lockdown happened in August. The portrait of this girl is my daughter, Psalm.

Where the Holy Spirit is There is Liberty.

One of my favourite paintings that I did in the past.

It was inspired by an Iranian woman’s story. She had a very tough and rough upbringing just like the roaring sea in the background of the painting.

However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth. – John 16:13A ( NKJV)

She encountered her Redeemer, she has been upheld by the hands of the Creator of the Universe ever since.

Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. – John 14:6 NIV

For I delivered to you first of all that which I also received: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures.-
1 Corinthians 15:3-4 (NKJ)

The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I (Jesus) came that they may have life and have it abundantly. – John 10:10 (NLT)

The encounter with Jesus Christ brought a burst of light into her life. She understood her sins were forgiven by Jesus’ sacrifice, and there is new life and new hope after His resurrection. Where there is Holy Spirit there is Freedom. In the midst of tribulation and difficulties in the world, the woman has the peace that surpasses all understanding, which comes from Jesus Christ.


Size : 40cm x 45cm (width x length)

Korowai is an ancient New Zealand Maori weaving art tradition. Embedded in each piece of Korowai is a personal story and history of the weaver. Where I currently live is a beautiful country, renowned for its nature and beauty. The Christian faith has also been a part of this land, passed on from generation to generation since the 1800s. It is slowly disappearing in contemporary society. While I weaved the Korowai, the green feather is representative of the nature here and the blue feather is the sky and sea enveloping it. The red feather is representative of the blood of Jesus Christ. The white is the Holy Spirit. While the land is experiencing an increase in pollution, the spirit in the land is also becoming polluted. Only when the heart returns to Christ, the Holy Sprit will wash the land clean and pure and restore it to its formal glory. This Korowai represents my prayer for the hearts of the land to turn back to Christ.

Jesus loves you

This was my first oil painting during my time in university.

Once I was wandering around the river, and wondering about the purpose of my life. I was feeling very down and empty in my heart. At that moment a foreign man with a little boy approached me. The little boy looked into my eyes, and said to me, ” Jesus loves you ! ” Suddenly, there was a river of warmth entering my heart, and it brought tears to my eyes.

This foreign man shared with me the Gospel. He showed me the book of John, and I received Jesus as my Saviour. It was a turning point of my life. I felt new from the inside out, and I found the purpose and the meaning of my life.

The Gospel is so simple, yet powerful. ” For God so loved the world, He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him will not perish, but will have eternal life. – John 3:16 ” The lyrics of a song by Brain Johnson sum it all up, ” Love came down

I realize that in our life journey, even though we might not be aware of God’s existence, He is always there. His hand is always holding onto me. He never gives me up. ” Love came down and rescued me, I am yours, forever yours…….”

Two hearts, two lives. One commitment.

I went to a conference and the speaker was sharing about her experiences of rescuing girls from brothels, and streets. I heard some sad stories of human trafficking. According to the report, there may now be as many as 30 million people worldwide held against their will to be a sex slave or forced labour. There is injustice and unheard crying in our world.

However, there is hope that the Eden ministry brings the love of Jesus Christ to those dark corners. The team reaches out, rescues and restores those girls. There are prevention programs, counselling and health awareness through psychotherapeutic behavioural therapy and creative therapies. They provide safe houses, vocational training and economic empowerment.

In the conference, there was a stall selling jewellery hand-made by those precious girls. Each piece of jewellery has a story behind. Like this one:

It’s made with two hearts. When the customer purchases the 18K gold-plated stainless steel pendant, there is also a heart pendant which fits perfectly inside. This is removed and made into another necklace , which is then given to a girl who is in the slave trade. The Eden team gives the girl the small heart necklace inside, and tells her how precious she is. People on the other side of the world are praying for her. The team gives their contact number to the girl as well, helping to rescue her from her current situation. Watch the short video about this jewellery here.

I was so touched and inspired by what Eden ministry is doing, I bought a few pieces of jewellery to give as a gift, and share their story with my friends as well as on my blog.

Every piece of jewellery we bought, goes to fund the new life of those girls.

Each jewellery represents ” Hope ” and ” Love ” of the Kingdom of Jesus Christ.

To know more about Eden ministry, please visit the website here.

To buy the jewellery, please visit here.