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Kirsty Black

Kirsty aims to create joyful works that engage the viewer, leading them on a journey of individual interpretation. Kirsty Black loves to unleash colour, shape, line, and form to create refreshing, expressive abstract artworks. The first step in starting a new work is intuitive. The freedom of the initial gestural sweep of colour, and vigorous Read more…

Andrea Robinson

Andrea Robinson is a Wellington artist whose creations celebrate nature. Her artwork explores the relationship between nature and the human world connecting viewers through beautifully composed, imaginative, playful paintings. Describing her work, Andrea says she uses colour, imagery, and composition to create narratives around nature. Many of her artworks are created from her imagination straight Read more…

Elise Sandkuijl

Elise is a passionate vet nurse who has turned her hand to painting the animals that she adores so much. She paints not only native animals like Tui and Tuatara but also the weird and wonderful like Cassowaries. Her medium is acrylic on canvas as she loves to experiment with the possibilities it provides.   Read more…

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

Jacqueline Hocquard

Jacqueline’s art is inspired by her love of the natural world. Based in Blenheim, the artist started this journey in Carterton in 2013, and the wildlife of the region has provided the ideal subjects for her skills. Jacqueline describes her work as an attempt to capture memories and the reality of the natural world. “I Read more…

Harriet Selfe

Harriet is primarily interested in the human figure, nature and classical portraiture. She uses colourful elements in her artworks to portray how she views the world. Harriet is heavily inspired by the Pre-Raphaelites; in particular, Edward Burne-Jones, William Morris and Dante Gabriel Rossetti, with their style of dramatising a traditional portrait painting. Their works show 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…

Lynette Holschier

Lynette always wanted to be an artist when she was growing up. Then along life’s journey she discovered that … she already was an ‘artist’. Lynette lost her father a couple of years ago, and her mother was diagnosed with dementia, so went into a special care unit. Despite usually enjoying arts and crafts Lynette Read more…