Lester Hall born Wellington, New Zealand in 1956. He's painted and studied New Zealand history and Maori/European/Pacific centric artwork and worked as a design and display technician. This was with the most extensive and important collection of Maori and Pacific artifacts in the World at the Auckland Institute and Museum. It was a constant interaction with the most noted ethnologists, historians and museum curators in the country.
Printed works are a collection of what the last 20 years of his life has taught him. He considers himself as an outsider artist, social commentator first and art is a vehicle of his thoughts and philosophies of New Zealand. "My art is a conversation with myself and represents moving thought not static dogma. My prints are not numbered and I change them to reflect or emphasise my thoughts whenever I choose to"
"I am proud to be a Pakeha. It is for Pakeha to define what Pakeha means. It is a Maori word but a Pakeha state of mind. I am amazed that what I call Whities are so worried by the term. Pakeha, Pakeha, Pakeha"
"I look to a time when a Pakeha political party sits opposite a Maori political party and discuss what they want the crown to do. For the crown is what we, Maori and Pakeha make it be"