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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…

Mary Sullivan

Mary Jessie Sullivan is an artist living by the sea in sunny Hawke’s Bay. Mary’s signature style is large contemporary landscapes and seascapes in subtle moody tones, often rich in texture in either thick buttery acrylics or rich oils with layers of translucent cold wax. Minimalist and serene, the work is a collection of random 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…

Carol Theologo

Carol is an oil painter living in Wellington. She takes inspiration from the native wildlife and vegetation of New Zealand. She enjoys walking in the bush and try to capture some of the magic she feels in her paintings. Carol is largely self-taught and has expanded her knowledge through workshops and experimenting over time. She Read more…

Isobel Loughran

Isobel is an emerging artist and ex NGHS student. After completing her degree in Creative Practice in 2018 at EIT, Isobel has continued to paint a variety of subjects in the oil paint medium. While remaining to focus on portraiture, she has also begun to explore other subject matter including landscapes and animals, taking time Read more…

Angela Maritz

Angela lives and works in the Bay of Plenty on the East Coast of New Zealand’s North Island, having moved there from her native country of South Africa in 2007. She takes to the canvas with her brush loaded with her chosen medium, acrylic, as well as her current emotions and goes on to paint Read more…

Jillian Muir

Jillian has a Diploma in Fine and Applied Arts from Otago University and a Diploma of Teaching. She tends to paint all genres, but Jillian’s love for plants and flowers appears strongly in her artworks, all done in oils. The small flower paintings are loosely realistic and minimal in composition, relying on the loose brushstroke 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…