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Gail Shine

A Hastings-based mostly self-taught artist, Gail Shine specialises in landscape oil paintings and graphite pencil drawings. For Gail, a mother of three young children, who is working full time, drawing and painting is her time out from her busy life. Gail has been painting and drawing since her early teens, exhibiting work throughout her college 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…

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…

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…

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…

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…