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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

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…

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

“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…

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…

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…

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…

Kylie Law

Kylie Law creates her unique mixed media art work from her hilltop home in Wellington. Kylie spent 25 years focusing on a career in marketing and communications. During this time she raised her family and continued painting whenever she could grab an hour or two – often painting late into the night to keep her 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…

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…