Catherine Dunn
Catherine Dunn
Adele Eagleson
Adele Eagleson
Gaylene Earl
Gaylene Earl
John Ecuyer
John Ecuyer
John Edgar
John Edgar
Lucy Eglington
Lucy Eglington
Val Enger
Val Enger
Michelle Farrell
Michelle Farrell
Karley Feaver
Karley Feaver
Arwen Flowers
Arwen Flowers
Hannah Fouhy
Hannah Fouhy
Barbara Franklet
Barbara Franklet
Sonia Fraser
Sonia Fraser
Deborah Fuller
Deborah Fuller
Kirsty Fyfe
Kirsty Fyfe
Keith Galvin
Keith Galvin
Anita Gate
Anita Gate
Sarah Gauntlett
Sarah Gauntlett
Anna Gedson
Anna Gedson
Neala Glass
Neala Glass
Stacey Gledhill
Stacey Gledhill
Lisa Grennell
Lisa Grennell
Belinda Griffiths
Belinda Griffiths
Aimee Guthrie
Aimee Guthrie
Catherine Dunn
Catherine DunnCatherine Dunn is a Northland-based artist and curator. She works full-time making art and curating exhibitions for the local arts community. Her main areas of interest are painting, sculpture and printmaking. Catherine’s paintings often develop in three stages. They begin with a very energetic first stage, often being created on the ground, using homemade tools and incorporating full body movements to transfer energy and marks to the surface with charcoal, ink, graphite and acrylic flow paint. The important second stage involves the application of many layers of transparent and opaque colour, involving hours of sanding, wiping, and the application of further layers. The third stage is reserved for the very deliberate refinement of the composition through to its end resolution.
Adele Eagleson
Adele EaglesonContemporary artist Adele Eagleson works in oil on canvas. Not restricted to brushwork, she uses a variety of tools, mediums and techniques to achieve the effect she wants. Adele first picked up a paint brush at art school in 1998 after a corporate career in HR and banking management. Exhibitions with established galleries throughout Aotearoa New Zealand followed in 2003, then invitations to exhibit internationally. Adele’s works are held in private collections both here and overseas, and she is currently gallery-represented in Auckland and Wellington. Paintings evolve gradually as the paint is worked to create points of interest on the canvas, maintaining the focus on her desire to capture a moment in time or a memory of a place. Adele’s current collection plays with landforms and abstract seas.
Gaylene Earl
Gaylene Earl Gaylene Earl has been working and playing with paper for over a decade, creating a series of works relating to her concerns about the natural environment. Her latest work, ‘Playing with Paper - Recycled Series 2017 - 2019’ sees her using her 'painted leftovers'. She delights in mark-making and discovery in her works - without a visual reference, they are designed to engulf the viewer and engage them in contemplation of the detail that makes the whole. Comprised of hundreds of twisted squares of paper, either discarded works, pre-painted paper or recycled printed works from books, they create a sense of movement, depth, texture and the possibility of change. They are tactile, temptingly interactive, swirls of colour, to be read and explored as aspects of nature.
John Ecuyer
John EcuyerLiving near a shoreline rich in bird life has reinforced the preciousness and fragility of something which is uniquely us. John Ecuyer’s work is an artistic expression of these two co-existing realities. His work is to be found in public collections here in New Zealand, in Taiwan and in the United States of America.
John Edgar
John EdgarJohn Edgar was born in Auckland in 1950 and since 1977 has been a sculptor. His work investigates human interaction with resources in the modern world, and is internationally recognised for its understanding of the ancient craft of stone working. He has travelled widely and his work is held in many collections. His public sculptures are in the Auckland Domain, Queen Street, and Waitakere City Civic Centre. In 2008 he was honoured as an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to art. He is actively involved in conservation and environmental projects, and has been the President of The Waitakere Ranges Protection Society for the past 20 years.
Lucy Eglington
Lucy EglingtonLucy's paintings have a dark fairytale-like quality. This, combined with a love of Renaissance painting and techniques, results in work that is both rich in detail and narrative. She is chiefly interested in the area where our conscious and subconscious worlds collide - the stories we create for ourselves, the lines between sleep and death, and dreams and hope. She often uses animals allegorically in her work to represent the various facets of our personalities and the human condition. She has works in private collections throughout New Zealand and internationally.
Val Enger
Val EngerVal Enger has been been painting full time for the last 6 years and is currently attending Matthew Browne School of Arts. She studied art at High School until the 6th form and was accepted into Elam School of Fine Arts, but put her studies on hold while she travelled overseas. Val paints in acrylics, oils, and watercolour. Often it is her garden or her travels overseas and around New Zealand that are her inspiration. Lately she has been producing more abstract landscapes. She has won several awards for still life and landscape paintings, most recently a First Prize for Contemporary Landscape at the Easter Show and First Prize for Landscape at Waitākere Art Awards and Exhibition.
Michelle Farrell
Michelle FarrellMichelle Farrell is a multimedia artist. Her works are held in public, private and corporate collections in New Zealand and overseas​. Of deep interest to her are the unseen "energy" and spiritual connections which underlie and steer existence, as well as the interconnected nature of all things. She has developed a body of photographic and painted works and has worked in all dimensions of the bronze medium. In recent years, Michelle has found the delicacy of ink a means of expressing things that are interesting and important to her.
Karley Feaver
Karley FeaverPopulated by strange and marvellous things, flushed beaks, flamboyant plumes and elaborate displays, Karley Feaver’s art transports you into a world of exotic creatures filled with odd familiarities and strangeness, using animal forms to symbolise escape, freedom and migration. Feaver’s works exist in states of perpetual transformation, showing nature’s ability to survive by adapting, mutating and adjusting to its environment. Environmental and emotional flexibility gives humans and animals the ability to acclimatise to changes during their own lifetime. Her works are simultaneously poetic and vexing, they express the ambivalence of life and take you on a profound journey of self-discovery by tapping into your emotions. Karley's works are held in the James Wallace Arts Trust collection, Westpac New Zealand's corporate collection and in private collections in the United Kingdom, United States, Australia, Russia, Switzerland and New Zealand.
Arwen Flowers
Arwen FlowersArwen Flowers is a New Zealand artist who grew up in Waitākere, near the beautiful ranges, forests and beaches of the west coast of Auckland. After finishing high school she completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts at Elam, specialising in painting and photography. Since then, Arwen has developed a flexible, multi-media approach to her art practice, which is motivated by a desire to recycle and re-purpose second-hand materials. Arwen's creative impulse is centered around themes of collecting, exploration, navigation, migration, and South Pacific/European identity and femininity. In her body of work - painting, collage, prints and alternative photography - she often references landscape and oceanic forms. She uses poetry and a love of music to help develop her ideas. Arwen Flowers' studio is located in Helensville, Auckland.
Hannah Fouhy
Hannah FouhyHannah Fouhy is currently completing her Master of Fine Arts at Elam in Auckland. She is primarily interested in the presence given to a space and uses traditional darkroom techniques to develop her black and white silver gelatin photographs. The underlying presence of a landscape is crucial as it means the world the viewer attends or connects to is not a static or indifferent one. With a fascination and love for the land, Hannah seeks to explore the overarching emotional attachment from those that inhabit or pass through the landscape.
Barbara Franklet
Barbara FrankletBarbara Franklet has been a professional artist for over 20 years. Her charming oil pastels hang throughout the world and can be found in the Fort Worth Library, Dallas Children’s Hospital and numerous other public spaces. Her work is inspired by her love of illustration, graphic design and folk art. Originally a printmaker, she now works predominantly in oil pastels and mixed media. Born in Houston, Texas, Barbara moved to beautiful Nelson in 2008. Her days are spent marvelling at life’s wonder and joy while making pictures at her Mockingbird Studio.
Sonia Fraser
Sonia FraserThe foundation of Sonia’s work comes from a sense of prehistory: untouched seascapes which convey serene isolation, capturing a sense of the familiar while not necessarily depicting a specific place; uninhabited landscapes, some with faint impressions of former human presence. Trees are a constant theme in her work and are either shown from a bird's-eye perspective, giving a sense of the abstract to otherwise recognisable imagery, or anchored against stormy skies, struggling with the elements. Sonia lives in the Mahurangi region and has an Advanced Diploma of Art and Design. She exhibits and sells her work in several Auckland galleries.
Deborah Fuller
Deborah FullerBlurring the line between photography and painting… Combining a love of photography and mixed media painting, Deborah Fuller’s works evoke a feeling of tranquillity and calm. Her subject matter often conjures up images of nostalgia and reminiscence. Working as a full-time artisan for the last 19 years, she is aware of what a privilege it is to be able to spend time creating in a space that feels like home. Deborah is the owner of Lava Gallery in Akaroa, on the Banks Peninsula.
Kirsty Fyfe
Kirsty FyfeKirsty Fyfe works from her home studio in Wadestown. Her passion is intaglio printmaking in all of its forms – drypoint, aquatint, mezzotint and solarplate. To Kirsty, printmaking is a fascinating alchemical process that is a combination of creativity, chemistry and continual experimentation. Her work is held in private art collections both here and overseas, and at a number of North Island galleries.
Keith Galvin
Keith GalvinKeith Galvin is an Auckland-born artist who currently lives in the Hunua Ranges. He recently began to create glass artworks. With over 30 years of experience painting in watercolours and acrylics, his subject matter has been predominantly landscapes, in particular water scenes where interpreting the vibrant colours seen in New Zealand coastal margins has been his artistic passion. Using fused glass as a medium provides Keith with the opportunity to combine its transparency and sculptural form with the imagery that has evolved over the course of his years of painting. The result is a unique combination of image artistry and glass craftsmanship.
Anita Gate
Anita GateAnita Gate began her art studies in 1995 in Wellington, which led her to the Te Tuhi Centre for the Arts from 1996 to 2000. She took workshops with John Horner in 1997 and with Edwin Rudd in 1998, and furthered her studies at Uxbridge Arts Centre from 1998 to 2003. In 2003, Anita moved to Seoul where she had solo shows at Le Saint Ex, Itaewon, in 2004 and 2005 and a group show at Kwan Hoon Gallery, Insadong, in 2006. In 2006, Anita and her family moved to Sydney. She undertook further tuition from 2010 to 2015 with Andrew Barns-Graham and with Belinda Wilson from 2015 to 2016, when she returned to New Zealand. In 2010, Anita was awarded the prestigious Supreme Art Award for her portrait “Into The Limelight” at the Te Tuhi Centre for the Arts. In 2011, her artwork “Bathroom Antics” received the Merit Award. Anita has been inspired by expressionism and fauvism, as well as the artists Peter Doig, Richard Diebenkorn, Alex Kanevsky and Linda Christensen. Her work has been collected by McDonald’s (Seoul), the New Zealand Ambassador to Korea, and is in private collections in England, Canada, the United States, Australia, Switzerland, Singapore, Malaysia, Japan, Korea, Germany and New Zealand.
Sarah Gauntlett
Sarah GauntlettSarah Gauntlett is a Mount Albert Grammar School Design and Photography Teacher, Graphic Designer, Illustrator, Mother and Maker of many things. She loves teaching at Mount Albert Grammar, encouraging and inspiring our young people to flourish creatively, find joy in their art, and realise the bright futures ahead of each and every one of them.
Anna Gedson
Anna Gedson Anna Gedson weaves from her home in Opotiki in the eastern Bay Of Plenty. Her works are sold in design stores and galleries throughout Aotearoa. She has always had a love of creating. She expresses this aroha through her weavings, using a combination of metals and natural fibres. Inspired by traditional Māori kete, poi and korowai, she likes to add a strong contemporary feel to the pieces, presenting each work as a precious treasure or taonga.
Neala Glass
Neala GlassNeala Glass is an Auckland-based artist who works with drawing and printmaking processes. Characterised by a monochromatic palette, Neala's work features delicate surface details, subtle tonal variations, and compelling compositions that utilise the potential of negative space. Through her figurative work, Neala examines the intricacies of the human condition, often with a deeper focus on psychology. The figure pose is a way of communicating narrative, mood, emotion and tension. These figures are simultaneously realistic and metaphoric; both believable subjects in themselves and vehicles for symbolism and broader narratives. Neala's drawings on canvas are rendered in charcoal, pastel and graphite with technical precision; her works on paper are rendered in ink and applied with a looser approach. Neala Glass gained her Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Elam School of Fine Arts. She exhibits her work in galleries around New Zealand.
Stacey Gledhill
Stacey GledhillStacey Gledhill is a Wellington-born and raised artist. She now lives and works in Oxford in the United Kingdom. In January 2019, she began a three-month solo campervan journey around New Zealand, completing over 20 works in oils, all painted outdoors on location. Stacey paints from direct visual reference. Her work is a response to colours, shapes and striking patterns of light. She is attracted to moments of everyday quiet, nostalgia, and the beauty of our natural world. In March 2019, she was shortlisted for the Lynn-Painter Stainers prize and exhibited at the Mall Galleries, London.
Lisa Grennell
Lisa GrennellLisa Grennell was born in Timaru in 1973 and graduated with a Bachelor of Visual Arts and Design in Nelson in 2010. Now living in rural Glenhope in the South Island, Lisa’s studio sits high on a hill surrounded by 42 acres of pasture and native forest. Inspired by her experience of motherhood and passion for nature, Lisa’s work uses imagery of children with flowers, animals and insects. She questions young people’s view of the world, seeing modern technology as the cause of a disconnection from nature. Lisa emphasises this with her use of large white vacant space, creating a cavity in which her subjects float. This is the artist’s expression of the uncertainty of our future; it cannot be foreseen. She also likes to involve the viewer in the work via its reflective surface. By looking and reading, the gaze is returned, the spectator becomes the narrative and, in turn, part of the problem and solution.
Belinda Griffiths
Belinda GriffithsBelinda Griffiths is a conceptual figurative artist based in Auckland. Working within the disciplines of painting and printmaking, her art explores the expressive potential of the gestural mark. Belinda was the recipient of the Molly Morpeth Canaday Award in 2010, and the Estuary Art Award in 2013. She has been a finalist in the Wallace Art Awards, the NZ Print and Printmaker Awards, and the Adam Portraiture Awards. Her work is held in a number of private and public art collections.
Aimee Guthrie
Aimee GuthrieAimee Guthrie lives and works in Napier in sunny Hawke’s Bay. She completed an Advanced Diploma in Art and Creativity at The Learning Connexion in 2012. Aimee works predominantly in the medium of oil painting, and paints a variety of subjects, most recently focusing on portraits and animals. Aimee has been selected as a finalist in the Molly Morpeth Canaday Art Awards in Whakatane in 2012, 2015 and again in 2016, and regularly exhibits in the NZ Art Show in Wellington. She is represented in galleries in the North and South Islands. Her work is also in many private collections both overseas and in New Zealand, including The Wallace Arts Trust collection.
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