Pink autographs artwork from Northland creator

Pink has realised the dream of Whangārei artist Jessie Rose by signing an artwork created to raise money for a children's charity.

Rose created the massive glittering painting and placed it on Trade Me, with a call for Pink to sign it while on her New Zealand tour.

When the artwork is sold, the money raised will go to KidsCanNz, a charity that works with underprivileged children.

Rose videoed the creative process which took place near the Te Matau a Pohe bridge in Whangārei in near darkness. The painting took 20 minutes to complete, with a clear glue being strategically painted on to a black board.

The painting comes to life when glitter is thrown at the board, the silver glitter appears and Pink's outline magically appears.

"It is no secret that Pink loves children and supports similar charities and it is my dream to have her sign it," Rose said.

The video was viewed over 70,000 times and shared more than 1000 times with an appeal for Pink to autograph the painting.

Just 24 hours before her Auckland opening performance on Saturday, Rose was notified Pink would sign the 2.4m high x 1.2 metre wide painting.
With some careful wrapping and a tarpaulin the painting plus a second one were carefully taken to Auckland.
After negotiating the security checks, Rose delivered the painting backstage at Spark Arena. The paintings were both signed when they were collected after the show. The rock star had signed "Pink xoxo".

Rose got to enjoy the show in the VIP seating near the stage and only four seats away from Pink's father.

The painting is safely back in Whangārei and even before it was officially announced the work had been signed, the top bid was $4600. The auction raised $7000 for KidsCan NZ.

It's not the first time Rose has painted a famous singer - in 2016 a painting she did of Adele fetched almost $1000 for KidsCan.

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