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Kirsty Black

Kirsty aims to create joyful works that engage the viewer, leading them on a journey of individual interpretation. The first step in starting a new work is intuitive. The freedom of the initial gestural sweep of colour, and vigorous brush work provides the framework. Shapes and movement reveal themselves, transporting Kirsty into a colourful world Read more…

Andrea Robinson

Andrea has painted since she was very young and has exhibited both here and overseas. Describing her work, Andrea says primarily she loves colour and narrative and her aim is to celebrate nature. Creating artwork is as important to Andrea as the air that she breathes. It is the language she uses to tell her Read more…

Elise Sandkuijl

Elise is a passionate vet nurse who has turned her hand to painting the animals that she adores so much. She paints not only native animals like Tui and Tuatara but also the weird and wonderful like Cassowaries. Her medium is acrylic on canvas as she loves to experiment with the possibilities it provides.   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

Sheila Brown

Sheila finds that acrylics are best suited for her style, which some would describe as a cross over style: expressionism and abstract. Sheila loves painting freely and spontaneously with patches of colour that have become very characteristic of her work, using the pallet knife. Sheila turns to the brush to tell the story, which often Read more…

Jacqueline Hocquard

Jacqueline describes her work as an attempt to capture memories and the reality of the natural world. Although she uses a camera for her artistic studies, her finished paintings are built up as composites. Her love of the natural world inspires Jacqueline’s art. Born in Blenheim, the artist moved to Carterton in 2013, and the Read more…

Nick Fedaeff

Nick Fedaeff finds that inspiration can come from many sources – dreams, observing life, other painters or the esoteric creative seed randomly appearing at will. All these rich sources of influence provide Nick with elements that he valiantly translates to canvas. The slightly disorienting, the hallucinatory quality of a dream, the element of surprise, the Read more…

Harriet Selfe

Harriet’s interests are the human figure, nature and classical portraiture. She use models in over-exaggerated poses to enhance the romantic theme of her artworks. Harriet is heavily inspired by the Pre-Raphaelites; in particular, Edward Burne-Jones, William Morris and Dante Gabriel Rossetti, with their style of dramatising a traditional portrait painting. Their works show abundant detail, 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…

Lynette Holschier

Lynette always wanted to be an artist when she was growing up. Then along life’s journey she discovered that … she already was an ‘artist’. Lynette lost her father a couple of years ago, and her mother was diagnosed with dementia, so went into a special care unit. Despite usually enjoying arts and crafts Lynette 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…