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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…

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

“Nature and art, are my stimulus and motivation for what I create and who I am today. Experimenting the outdoors give me great inspiration.” Over the last 18 years, Nancy has developed an eccentric style & presentation of art. The majority of her work is created solely with the pure and natural shades of New Read more…

Studio Reset

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…

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…

Sarah Albisser

Sarah Albisser’s background as a contemporary dancer and choreographer has had a powerful influence on both her life and her art. She is fascinated by movement and self-expression, which over the past decade has resulted in a collection of striking black-and-white portraits of female faces. Devoting herself to a unifying theme for so many years Read more…

Donna O’Donoghue

A chef by trade, Donna traded pots, pans and a frenetic kitchen environment for a camera, art supplies and creative studio in 2004. Based in New Plymouth Donna is a self-taught artist who creates because she loves to play. Armed with a subscription to photoshop and a vivid imagination, Donna’s images focus on surrealism and 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…

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…