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Heather Jonson

Heather’s influences on her work include traditional and contemporary Maori art and crafts especially weaving which was and is still predominantly the realm of Maori women. By focussing on women’s craft this exhibition of work honours the significant role women play in Maori society. Heather also believes that listening to the voices of our women Read more…

Joanne Webber

Joanne’s paintings are informed by a variety of subjects, including history, advertising and a concern for the natural environment. With an interest in fine detail, her work is defined by the use of bold design which dance on the canvas and draws the eye around the scene. Joanne often uses irony to comment on events Read more…

Tracey Clark

Tracey Clark is a self taught artist with her choice of medium being acrylic. Hidden within each of Tracey’s works is a necklace. They started as a splash of colour but have become her signature over time. Tracey loves to paint birds or animals in unusual situations or with a quirky twist. Tracey merges together Read more…

John Staniford

John Staniford currently lives in Napier and has a studio open to visitors. He is a full-time artist with over 50 years’ experience. Born in the UK in 1947 he came to New Zealand in 1961. John established a screen-printing business in Auckland before becoming a full-time artist. His ‘hard edged’ style is recognisable, and 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. Ko Ngati Maniapoto. Ko Ngati Ruanui ki Taranaki. Ko Te Rarawa, Ko Te Aupouri, Ko Ngati Whatua, nga iwi Beth has painted on canvas in oils and acrylic dabbled with basic printing technics and sculptured Read more…

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…

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…

Christine Parnell

Christine is a Napier-based artist, and has been painting for more than 20 years, and drawing for most of her life. She is inspired by our wonderful scenery and loves to paint en plein air along the waterfront or in the city where there are many great subjects. Christine loves the beautiful colour and transparency Read more…

Rieko Woodford Robinson

Rieko is best known for her detailed portraits of anthropomorphic creatures, usually animals or well-loved toys. A self-taught artist and illustrator, she was born in Japan and moved to Wellington in 1999. Rieko’s work is influenced by Pop Surrealism and the Old Masters. Aesthetic elements of Japanese pop culture such as kawaii (cute) also appear 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…

Mauricio Benega

Born in 1977 in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Mauricio Benega moved to New Zealand in 2004 and now lives and works as a full-time artist in Hastings. In 2001, Mauricio graduated with a degree in Visual Arts & Computer Graphics from the University of Tuiuti Parana in Brazil. He has also completed a post-graduate degree in Read more…

Tony Harrington

Tony is a New Zealand Pakeha Artist first & foremost. His art practice has grown out of his direct affiliation & experiences gained from the people & places of this land . Tony’s artworks are a representation of our cultural landscape here in Aotearoa. Tony’s love for art has developed from as far back as 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…

Anita Madhav

Anita is a self-taught artist and has been creating art for all of her life. Anita’s creative flair reflects her personal style and has varied over the years as her vision has developed. Anita works as a full-time artist from her Home Studio and has been painting for over 20 years. Anita has a mix 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…

Natalie Walker

Working from her studio in Nelson, Natalie Walker challenges herself to push materials beyond their boundaries when creating her pieces. She feels there was always something inside her wanting to tell a story.¬†She uses this to create contemporary revolution art which combines her two creative passions, art and makeup, together. Natalie says she is a 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…