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Yana Meech

Yana lives in rural Katikati, with her family and myriad of animals, a self-taught artist preferring to work with acrylic as a medium on framed canvas. Her style ranges from contemporary landscape to abstract, experimenting in her home art studio with the old and the new. Yana loves to paint the atmospheric, moody paintings inspired Read more…

Mary Sullivan

Mary Jessie Sullivan is an artist living by the sea in sunny Hawke’s Bay. Mary’s signature style is large contemporary landscapes and seascapes in subtle moody tones, often rich in texture in either thick buttery acrylics or rich oils with layers of translucent cold wax. Minimalist and serene, the work is a collection of random Read more…

Karen Hamilton-Smith

Karen Hamilton-Smith is a Wellington artist who paints in a slightly quirky and abstracted style, weaving allegoric elements through richly layered patinas. Her style is described as bold and warm. Her themes span a wide gamut – from fresh, memory-evoking seascapes; nostalgic objects of old; the powerful and summoning world of music; and families of Read more…

Debra Thompson

Debra has painted as a traditional artist for many years doing mostly post-impressionist styled acrylics on canvas inspired by the Fauvists and the Post Impressionists. Since 2017 she has been working in a new style of urban inspired works in the subject of popular culture and iconic people. The technique is mixed medium on board. Read more…

Nancy Tschetner

Over the last 17 years Nancy has developed an eccentric style & presentation of art. She paints with natural adhesive and uses over 30 different shades and structures of pure and natural sand. Gradually, each grain becomes part of a larger image represented in Nancy’s pictures. Just like us, when we come together and stand Read more…

Kim Kobialko

Working with heat guns, blow torches and molten wax is not for the faint hearted. Kim is attracted to this medium for its dimensional quality and luminous colour. It also keeps her close to nature. Encaustic painting, also known as hot wax painting, involves using heated beeswax mixed with a tree resin, to which she Read more…

Amanda Heslop

The inspiration for Amanda’s latest work comes from her diving experiences and a fascination with the underwater world. Amanda enjoys experimenting with her camera in different types of water from the Mediterranean to the South Pacific. Each type of water body delivers differing qualities in her images. Amanda particularly loves thermal waters as they give Read more…

Ricc Buttle

After Ricc Buttle had experimented with multiple art styles, the discovery of digital art proved to be the most satisfying and creative of all. This cutting-edge art-form allows Ricc to pursue the range of expressions and concepts that would be near-impossible in the more traditional styles. Ricc has been working at his digital art portfolio now Read more…

Heather Wilson

Much of the inspiration for Heather Wilson’s work is drawn from her memories of a happy and carefree Kiwi childhood growing up in the 60s and 70s in Lower Hutt, Wellington. Heather’s art explores New Zealand’s iconic scenery and symbolism connected with 1970s geometric patterns. Her work often has a retro vibe inspired by Gio-Ponti, Read more…

Kristin Hyde

Kristin is an avid creator with a passion for colour and texture. Kristin says, “colour energises me, it feeds my soul.” Her other interests include silversmithing , felting and eco-printing. Mainly self taught, Kristin describes herself as an intuitive and emerging mixed media artist with an ever changing and sometimes humorous style. She enjoys experimenting Read more…

Barbara Franklet

All Barbara Franklet ever wanted to be was an artist. But life’s not that simple. Before launching her career in 1999, she slung whiskey, taught wild and woolly adolescents and did a stint in advertising. Barbara began her career as a printmaker, but has branched into oil pastels and mixed media. Her work hangs throughout Read more…

Justin Kite

Justin has taught Art History, Art and Design for over ten years in New Zealand and Shanghai, China. Currently he is mentoring and teaching teenagers in the visual art field as well as overseeing their pastoral needs. This year’s artworks explore melodrama in relationships through a comic book, expressionistic style. Also the old Napier hospital Read more…

Sarah Albisser

Sarah has been experimenting with black and white portraits over the past fourteen years. Fascination with faces, expressions, body and gesture has been a lifelong experience for her. In her work Sarah captures expressions, feelings, moods and mental states. In the past Sarah has never used images or photos of faces, most of her portraits Read more…

Donna O’Donoghue

Donna O’Donoghue is a New Plymouth based digital and mixed media artist. A self-taught artist and the owner of Altered Image Studios. Donna regularly exhibits her digital and resin works in various shows throughout NZ. The body of Donna’s work is contemporary photo surrealism. As a digital compositor, Donna has the unique ability of bringing Read more…

Hope Gibbons

Hope Gibbons is a contemporary New Zealand painter with works held in private collections here and throughout the world. Born and bred in beautiful Northland, Jody Gibbons is her name originally, but she uses her family name of HOPE GIBBONS as her artist signature to honor the passing of her father and as she already Read more…

Patrick Tyman

Living in three different countries has influenced Patrick’s work profoundly and his art has been shaped and developed in directions related to each culture. These works represent the three cultural periods of the artist’s career – India (1965 – 80), England (1980 -95), and New Zealand (1996 – present). The work brings together several disciplines Read more…