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Kylie Parish

Finding the balance of colour, composition and movement is Kylie’s challenge and drives her to constantly evolve her style and approach to creating art. Kylie was drawn to abstract art while completing her graphic design degree. The expressive, gestural feel of her paintings often evolves through ‘happy accidents’ which set the direction of the piece. Her Read more…

Lucie Anderson

Lucie Anderson’s artwork has gained a reputation for being bold and vibrant, with a distinct style. Born to a family that ran a stationery and art shop in Belgium, Lucie was surrounded by creativity from an early age. This familial influence led her to art school, where she studied photography, a medium she cherished until Read more…

Jo Rankin

Jo became a full time artist after attaining her diploma from Artists University Network USA in 2015. Jo creates abstract works using acrylics and mixed media.  Her  techniques include translucency glazing and texture. This draws the viewer to experience their own unique interpretation of her work. Jo was chosen as one of five New Zealand Read more…

Jani Dixon

Jani‘s art emerges from the page in a process she likens to a treasure hunt.  She relishes the emergence of shape and form which then gives birth to transformative action.  Jani’s drawings are a mix of abstraction and representation; they are “found” by the artist rather than “planned” by her. Jani’s work draws in the Read more…

Verity Pattison

Verity studied at the Eastern Institute of Technology, where she gained a degree in Visual Arts and Design. Her artwork is vibrant in colour, with a focus on detail. A lot of her artwork is inspired by exotic flowers and plants.  She loves painting native New Zealand flora and fauna and her preferred medium to Read more…

Lynne Iggulden

 Largely self-taught, Lynne has been painting and drawing since early childhood and started painting full time about 2006.  Lynne paints in many mediums and enjoys the challenges of working with gold leaf.   Lynne specialises in “Contemporary Realism”.  Her art portrays a love for “Rustic New Zealand” and a passion for fine detail, texture and the Read more…

Lorraine Cholmondeley-Smith

Lorraine Cholmondeley-Smith made the journey into art through a natural progression from her work in interior design. Her training has been very casual – painting with friends and attending workshops.  Lorraine loves art, in all its forms.  She is inspired by the Impressionists – their colour, subjects and style of work is in tune with Read more…

Lee Russell

Lee paints in acrylics and mixed media, and oils with brush and palette knife. Her original technique and style have developed through experimentation and extensive participation in many workshops and classes, spanning a period of over thirty years. Her paintings of landscapes, children and other subjects have hints of three dimensional qualities.  Being romantic and Read more…

Brenda Knight

Brenda describes a painting as finished when it is “Breathtakingly Beautiful”. Brenda Knight is a multi-talented artist specializing in creating large, stunning art pieces that seamlessly blend with interior design. With a diverse background in physical education, adventure tourism, and law enforcement, Brenda’s unexpected journey into the art world has been transformative. During a home Read more…

Gina Guerin

Bright bold colours have been a signature of much of Gina’s work over her 30-year career as an artist.  Her style is gestural and loose.  She draws on a variety of subject matters including landscapes and floral work.  Gina paints with acrylics and lately has been working with mixed media and resin.  Gina is influenced Read more…

Anna Stitchbury

Anna’s works tend to be bold and feature intense hues. She strives, through the use of colour and texture, to create rich, vibrant paintings that have an immediate impact for the viewer. She is interested in the emotional response to a work. She has been painting and exhibiting for the last 25 years or so Read more…

Sarah Hargrave

Sarah is a Hawke’s Bay based Artist and Art Teacher who has been teaching, painting, and creating in Napier since 2005. She originally studied and exhibited in the UK, specialising in Ceramics and Glass.   Her love of pattern and the natural world has always been the root of her inspiration.  Revealing layers and texture have, Read more…

Maiken Calkoen

Maiken Calkoen studied Architecture and now works as a Design and Visual Communication teacher at Karamu High School. She began painting once she completed university, and was most inspired by the places she lived overseas. In 2015 she returned to her home town of Hastings and documented that experience through a series of architectural photographs. Read more…

Irina Velman

Irina Velman lives and works in Waitakere, West Auckland, where the nature is powerful and beautiful, art community is flourishing, and it’s impossible to run out of inspiration. Irina’s expressionist style explores her interest in shapes, lines and colours of nature combined with emotional responses and memories. She uses both traditional and experimental painting techniques. Read more…

Beth McGill

‘My love of detail and nature, especially all things to do with New Zealand birds’, flora and fauna, are the basis for my plumose canvases.’ 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 Read more…

Megan Symon

Through my art, I celebrate what inspires me. Megan’s medium changes with inspiration, however, is dominantly drawn to the surreal and plus-sized female form. This is where she explores a variety of styles and exciting, vibrant colour choices. Her process of the painterly application shows how expressive nature through personal experience defines her work, treasuring Read more…

Kirsty Black

Kirsty Black is an abstract artist based in Auckland.  She creates dynamic adventures in colour often with a mischievous twist, using freeform brushstrokes to convey a sense of escapade, of romping across the canvas with joyful abandon.  Her popular titles are also a key feature of her work. Seemingly upbeat they are open to interpretation adding Read more…

Susan Davidson

Susan’s work traditionally displays themes of joy and movement within children and adults alike. Evident also are her links to Māori art and the freedom of abstract works. Known well locally as well as in Wanaka, Susan makes her popular works affordable to the general public.

Tania Sunde

Tania says that “It’s important in life to do something that you are passionate about.”  and Tania is passionate about art.  Her work ranges from happy and playful, to moody and dark. Paint is applied freely and loose with interesting contrasts and playful details. Tania Sunde lives in Auckland and successfully exhibits throughout New Zealand. Tania Read more…

Elise Sandkuijl

Inspired by the beauty of nature, fellow artists, and the work of New Zealand photographer Paul Francis, Elise Sandkuijl expresses herself through acrylics. Elise has been intermittently exploring her passion for painting over the past five years.  Alongside her creative pursuits, she embraces the joys of motherhood with two children, the love of a supportive Read more…

Gail Shine

Powerful seascapes, daintily sketched birds, vibrant flowers, goofy animals sketched in charcoal and more.   A Hastings-based mostly self-taught artist, Gail 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 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…

Jessie Christieson

Jessie brings her art to you from Governors Bay, Banks Peninsula. She has long had an interest in mixed media artworks, from collage and fabric work, stitched paperworks and pallet knife textural abstracts to the smooth silkiness of acrylic work under resin.  In recent years, it is these gorgeously ‘organic’ flowing paintings, enrobed in resin Read more…

Jane Blackmore

Jane’s work is primarily inspired by the stunning and singular vistas of the Wellington hills and harbour. visitors to her Lyall Bay gallery are struck by how her paintings announce themselves with a calm assuredness – the hallmark of an established artist who continues to grow and challenge her own artistic vision.   Jane’s landscapes are Read more…

Tracey Clark

Tracey is a self-taught artist from the Wairarapa, whose works are a combination of the beauty that surrounds us.  She loves to paint florals, people, birds and animals, using colours, or black and white, and has developed her own style in the form of a signature necklace which is sometimes noticeable, sometimes hidden. Her love Read more…

Clayton Guthrie

Clayton Guthrie produces mixed media art works including paintings and ceramics. He is a Napier based artist and this is reflected in his subject matter.  Clayton’s pieces are an expression of his passion for music, wine and Hawkes Bay.  Clayton’s work evokes joy and movement.  It is topical and emotional.  Clayton achieves balance in his Read more…

John Goodhind

John Goodhind is an artist and teacher from Hastings Hawke’s Bay.  His inspiration comes from the urban and rural landscape, which he approaches both figuratively and in an abstract style. He works in watercolour, acrylic and pastel. John studied and taught art and design in the UK, and arrived in Hawke’s Bay in 2007. Since Read more…

Mary Sullivan

Out of random mark making something special happens, a connection to something recognisable emerges, then just as easily…. It recedes back into randomness…. Mary Jessie Sullivan is an artist living by the sea in sunny Hawke’s Bay. Her signature style is large contemporary landscapes and seascapes in subtle moody tones, often rich in texture in either Read more…

Nicki Stewart

Working in the ancient Egyptian technique of encaustic, one of the most archival processes known, Nicki makes her own paint using a heady mix of beeswax and damar resin mixed with raw pigment.  The hot medium is challenging due to the constant metamorphosis of the wax via the heating and cooling process.  Since 2001 Nicki 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 abundant Read more…

Christine Parnell

Christine’s work is a celebration of life and colour and movement. Christine is an intuitive artist.   She takes her inspiration from the scenery around her.  Christine seesaws between representational watercolour  and abstract mixed media work.  She lets the painting take on a life of its own.    

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

‘I’m forever evolving with the shiny, translucent fluidity of resin, plump with possibilities’ Rae is a full-time artist and has been working with resin, ink and gold leaf for over eight years.  Her works pulse with the kinetic freedom of fluidity and light. She uses multiple veils of pigment, resin and ink, which blend and react Read more…

Lynette Fisher

Lynette’s art practice encompasses painting, printmaking, drawing and assemblage which she regularly exhibits in solo and group shows throughout Aotearoa New Zealand.  Currently she is painting with acrylic on linen with found fabrics which she uses to explore themes of adoption, guardianship and belonging by recontextualising familiar imagery. Though her work often carries a nostalgic Read more…

Lynette Holschier

Lynette Holschier’s artistic journey began with childhood curiosity and a tin of watercolour paints. As a little girl, she revelled in the vibrant pans of colour, mixing them with water to bring life to paper and colouring books. Although watercolour isn’t her primary medium today, its immediacy still inspires her. Formal art training wasn’t part Read more…

Mauricio Benega

Born in 1977 in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Mauricio Benega moved to New Zealand in 2004 and now lives and works as a full-time artist in Hastings. In 2001, Mauricio graduated with a degree in Visual Arts & Computer Graphics from the University of Tuiuti Parana in Brazil. He has also completed a post-graduate degree in Read more…

Tony Harrington

Tony’s works encapsulate the essence of a fulfilling sunny Hawke’s Bay life. Tony Harrington crafts distinctive graphic artworks influenced by his environment, family, the Mystical East, and the East Coast. Utilising recycled timber, graphic design methodologies and elegant brushwork, his creations exude a sense of pride for owners fortunate enough to possess them.  

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, Debra has been working on a new style of urban inspired works in the subject of popular culture and iconic people. She is aiming to achieve a feeling Read more…

Janett Levian

J P Hughson (artist) neatly sums up what painting is for me. He said, “For me a painting is like a story which stimulates the imagination and draws the mind into a place filled with expectation, excitement, wonder and pleasure.” Janett’s work is influenced by a need and desire to stimulate wonder and pleasure in Read more…

Deborah Fuller

A working Artist since 2000, Deb Fuller resides in the small rural community of Little River situated on Banks Peninsula. Her distinct artistic style is instantly recognisable – a creative collaboration of Mixed Media Painting and her own Photographic Imagery.  The result is an intriguing blend of these visual art mediums. Evoking themes of nostalgia Read more…

Holly Thomas

Holly is an artist based in Gisborne, Tairawhiti. She has a diverse and unique style of creative expression, blurring painting and drawing and investigating surface, edge, contour and colour with a variety of materials. Usually abstract or formless, she creates a visual language between artist and viewer ranging from bold works bursting with colour and Read more…

Sue Lund

Sue works full time in the paint world painting various objects and canvases with thought and feeling and loads of curiosity and desire. Some colours are louder than others, so to keep the song in tune and retain a piece of peace, Black and White step in and share their knowledge. With enough layering, noise Read more…

Jane Galloway

Jane Galloway’s creativity spans almost five decades, beginning at Elam School of Fine Arts in Auckland.  Her early career was as a landscape painter, greeting card designer and graphic print designer.  Jane’s current style can be seen as grid structures disrupted by looser marks and shapes.  Her most recent works experiment with pushing differences of Read more…

Cam Munroe

Kapiti based artist Cam Munroe has been honing her skills in acrylic and mixed media painting for over 3 decades. She has an extensive exhibition history starting in 1993. “My work is inspired by the landscape of ancient pre-history, and how it has transformed throughout eons. Also, the spiritual nature and evolution of human existence Read more…

Barbara Franklet

With a career spanning over twenty-five years, I have dabbled in almost every medium and experimented with many styles. Whether Barbara is creating joyous illustrations or icon driven abstracts, she is driven by a love of good design and composition.  Her stylised landscapes have a prevalent linear quality. The driving theme is palette and rhythm. Read more…