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Tania Sunde

Tania’s painting style is dramatic, moody, spontaneous and ambiguous, merging layers of intense colour with textured contrasts. Tania regularly exhibits at The New Zealand Art Show Wellington and works as a private art and design tutor. She is a member of The New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts and Titirangi Painters. Post high school, Tania Read more…

Sarah Hargrave

Sarah’s love of pattern and the natural world is juxtaposed in painting and mixed media works. The animals have a sense of realism that merge and transform with the patterns around them, creating layers of meaning and discovery. Sarah is a local Art Teacher and Artist from the Hawke’s Bay.   Email: hennyburg@xtra.co.nz

Jessie Christieson

Jessie is based in Christchurch where she discovered in 2019, whilst recovering from an accident, the wonderful therapeutic nature of poured acrylic abstract art. Jessie loves the freedom of this art form, the constant need to let go of any preconceived ideas of what it may become, and allow it to evolve. She wants to Read more…

Beth McGill

Beth’s painted feathers capture the detail and personality of common and endangered birds, plants, scenes and trees of New Zealand. Beth completed her Diploma of Art and Creativity (honours) at the Learning Connexion Wellington in 2007. She has been part of numerous group exhibitions, been commissioned by the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa Read more…

Sharon Wrigley

Sharon is inspired by her passion for flowers, plants and trees. Through her love of gardening and being in nature she has developed an innovative and expressive approach to traditional subjects. By experimenting with ink, watercolour, collage and mixed media on paper she explores ways to interpret flowers and landscapes by breaking all the rules. Read more…

Catherine Jurgens

Napier based artist and primary school art teacher, Catherine enjoys the best of both her creative worlds. Always motivated by bright beautiful layers of colours, bold brushstrokes and floral abstract designs based on nature, Catherine is currently creating a new series of textured mixed media paintings. Catherine specialised in painting and photography at Teachers College Read more…

Rae West

Rae began her career as a graphic designer based in Sydney, where she developed an eye for composition and design. Rae eventually returned to New Zealand and moved toward fine art, following in the footsteps of her grandmother who she had watched as a child painting and creating. She began experimenting with resin and inks 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…

Mat Scott

Mat Scott’s creativity and aptitude for design has, over the past two decades, encompassed landscape and interior stone sculptures, invention of a new type of skateboard, abstract acrylic paintings and more recently feathers and shells carved from New Zealand native timbers. From an inter-generational family of designers and artists, Mat’s work reflects not only his Read more…

Mandy Emerson

Mandy Emerson’s inspiration is drawn from the nurturing environments of the garden and home, and the memories they hold with an air of vintage. Her work is mixed media, created with layers of acrylics, stains, inks and shimmer powders to give each layer a chance to shine. Mandy’s works are often seen as an explosion Read more…

Kevin Blake

Kevin originally studied graphic design and worked in London design studios for ten years. Later he moved into commercial sculpture creating work for advertising, television, and stage productions from his studio in East London. He now makes art work to exhibit and sell in a variety of mediums and has exhibited and sold his work Read more…

Tony Harrington

Tony Harrington is a full-time mixed media artist, born and raised in Hawke’s Bay. His art explores issues and instances drawn from our cultural landscape here in Aotearoa. He’s very happily married with two beautiful daughters. Tony’s love for art has developed from as far back as he can remember, always drawing and creating whatever 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…

Deborah Fuller

Deborah combines a love of photography and mixed media painting where the camera becomes the paint brush. Moments of light, shadow and texture are captured and added to multi layered painted landscapes. Turquoise blue and burnt amber collide and encapsulate dwellings, objects and vacant chairs. A story is conveyed. Ambiguous in meaning there appears calm 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…

Karen Sole

Karen’s work is often inspired by wild places she has been to in nature, or of the heart and mind. Melt IV, Revert To Original, Two Minutes To Midnight, and Regeneration Triptych are smack bang in the heart and mind bracket. Inspired by the global climate emergency, a searing preoccupation and inspiration in Karen’s art Read more…

Holly Thomas

Holly Thomas is a Gisborne-based painter whose work showcases a love for colour and mark making. Her paintings are spontaneous free-form compositions and reveal an intuitive and thoughtful process which creates atmospheric, gestural and bold pieces. They often involve elements of drawing and the use of mixed materials layered amongst paint. Holly’s unique style has Read more…

Susan Skelton

“As far back as I can remember I have wanted to paint.” Susan just adores colour, strong texture, warmth and the feeling of being drawn into a painting. Her influences come from many streams; an angry ocean, soft warm sand, the sun rising through heavy cloud, a clear blue sky. By incorporating these facets into 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…

Kylie Law

Although Kylie has painted for over 25 years it is only within the last 2 years that Kylie has called herself an ‘artist’. Prior to this she felt she was dabbling with a dream. Her first completed work, at age 18, was shown at the NZ Academy of Fine Arts gallery, after encouragement by her 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…

Sue Lund

Sue Lund is a full-time painter with a particular interest in experimenting with the texture of the brush, the paints’ pigment, and it’s fluidity. Sue and paint work together symbiotically covering most surfaces in layers of colour from buildings to mannequins, objects and various types of wood and canvas. She enjoys painting local scenes with 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…