Brendon & Jane Harley
Jody Hope Gibbons
Morgan HancockRaised in Taranaki, Morgan Hancock is a full-time graphic designer and part-time illustrator now based in Auckland. Many of her drawings and designs are inspired by fashion and popular culture. Born in the 1990s and always having been influenced by 80s and 90s fashion, Morgan draws clothes she would have personally wanted for herself but never had. Incorporating quintessential kiwi icons within her work, she creates a feeling of nostalgia and memories of her kiwi childhood in Aotearoa. Pen, pencil and acrylic paint are predominant materials, but subtle embroidered stitching is also utilised to create an element of surprise… the ‘Aha!’ moment when people realise it is thread instead of paint.
Wendy HannahWendy Hannah is a multi-disciplinary artist known for her geometric 'X' artworks. Her new Kaleidoscope Series plays with overlaying colour which produces an effect very similar to looking through an eye-piece. Her experimental artworks use the alchemy of paint to achieve luscious, dreamy colour palettes.
Brendon & Jane Harley Brendon and Jane Harley are a husband and wife team from Nelson. They design and create metal art and sculpture for New Zealand homes and gardens. They especially enjoy working with corten steel: the rust takes on its own life and aspect, each sculpture differing slightly from the last. Brendon and Jane enjoy creating high quality, original artwork - both striking and bold contemporary designs that make a statement, as well as more subtle, elegant and rustic pieces which nestle into New Zealand gardens and landscapes. They design and craft all of their art together, using sustainable New Zealand materials.
Hugo HarveyHugo Harvey is a former Mount Albert Grammar School student currently in his third year of a Bachelor's Degree in Architecture at the University of Auckland. He is interested in the contrast of figures and architecture through the lenses of colour and form. Hugo primarily uses dry brushing and careful mixing to soften the appearance of his paintings. Between his studies and free time he has been teaching painting with the Fine Young Artists programme for schools and working to develop his abilities further. This is his fifth year with the Mount Albert Grammar School Art Show.
Justine HawksworthJustine Hawksworth holds a Fine Arts degree from Elam and is trained as a secondary school art and design teacher. Now working from her studio in Mt Eden, she produces limited edition fine art prints and paintings using a range of materials - predominantly acrylic, pencil and copper on nautical charts and maps. Justine’s work can be found in galleries throughout New Zealand as well as pieces held in both New Zealand and international collections. She is constantly inspired by our New Zealand native flora and fauna, our land and sea, holidays in the classic kiwi bach and the things we collect there to create memories.
HOCH+GREENJulie Green and Gina Hochstein’s 20-year friendship has developed into a wonderful creative collaboration. They contribute a similar creative aesthetic but different skills to their partnership, challenging the viewer’s perception of the humdrum of the everyday. As mums they struggle with the day-to-day conflict which our lifestyle on this planet brings and wrestle with what the future holds for our children. In their recent portrait series ‘Rogue Blossoms’, they have created hugely personal portraits of family and friends in a format influenced by Victorian portrait paintings. According to HOCH+GREEN, their journey working together has been both exhilarating and liberating.
Jody Hope GibbonsJody Hope Gibbons is a New Zealand artist making contemporary art from her Matakana studio, just north of Auckland. She has works that can be found in galleries around the country and also has an ever-changing collection at her studio. Her works range from abstract painterly works to contemporary landscapes and assemblage art. She is interested in layering mediums such as paint, metallics and leaf together with pattern, alchemy and surfaces.
John HornerJohn Horner was born in England in 1944. He studied at Elam School of Fine Arts where he was a student of Colin McCahon, Garth Tapper and Robert Ellis. He graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Hons) from Elam in 1965 and completed his Master of Fine Arts (Hons) in 2003. He was a teacher of secondary school art until the early 1980s and a senior lecturer at Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design until 2013. John has now retired to concentrate on painting full-time. His expressive. painterly style is inspired by New Zealand’s rugged landscape and sharp light contrasts in cityscapes. John has contributed to the Artists in Eden event for many years and recently did an artist's residency at Karekare homestead. He has been a finalist in the Wallace Art Awards three times and his work is included in many private New Zealand collections, including The Wallace Arts Trust.
Nicola JacksonNicola Jackson is an artist and printmaker originally from the United Kingdom. She now works from her studio in Wellington. Using a combination of screen printing, collage and painting, Nicola’s works are an extension of her previous life as a successful print designer, selling work to companies such as Marc Jacobs, Disney, Tommy Hilfiger and Calvin Klein. Her work is inspired by her love of the coast, mark making, layering and colour. Each piece is original and unique.
Stuart JoblingStuart Jobling’s recent work has been influenced by living by the sea. He works with hand-painted textured paper which he fashions into rocks and tree bark. Stuart has been a finalist in the Walker and Hall Waiheke Art Award and the Waitakere Art Awards.
Tim JonesTim Jones is a painter specialising in large format contemporary and abstract works. His bold style blends colour and form in an expressive, purposeful way that invites a certain reflection from the viewer. Subtle hues and strong undertones compliment each other in these works exploring emotion and philosophy. He has been painting and exhibiting for over ten years and has combined his art career with work on yachts. Travelling extensively - circumnavigating the world - continues to influence his work with strong reference to the elements.
Jacqueline KampenJacqueline Kampen is an Auckland-based potter who has been an artist and creator of groupings of objects for some time now. Her work has been exhibited at art fairs and galleries throughout New Zealand. Jacqueline is a member of Auckland Studio Potters where she is growing her studio practice, focusing on the crafting of small pots and vessels. Her pottery is both decorative and functional and is often displayed in wooden boxes that are new, recycled, or made by hand.
Anna KhomkoAnna Khomko is a watercolour artist from Moscow. After travelling the world, Anna settled in Auckland in 2017, attracted by the natural beauty of New Zealand. She is still fascinated by the variety of life to be found in our environment, the driving force behind her painting. Inspiration for her abstract landscapes and organic sketches comes from observing the environment and the life within it. Painting is a vital process for Anna – it is research, meditation, a visual expression of emotions captured through the medium of watercolour. Anna also uses her artistic approach in floristry and photography and never misses a opportunity to paint outdoors while exploring new places.
Ainsley Leonard Ainsley Leonard completed the first year of her Bachelor of Fine Arts at Ilam School of Fine Arts at Canterbury University. She transferred to the Victorian College of the Arts in Melbourne to complete her degree. After travelling for many years, she now lives in West Auckland and feels privileged to teach Art at Mount Albert Grammar School. Ainsley’s work is an exploration of oceans and skies. To her, they represent both stillness and movement, beauty and danger, serenity and looming environmental collapse. She explores water and air across two styles, neo-expressionism and organic abstraction, sometimes separately and sometimes colliding. She also works as a portrait painter in the style of the Mannerists.
Petra LearyPetra Leary is an award winning photographer whose work is distinguished by her travels. Petra's work captures a view out of the ordinary - whether through symmetry and motion in architecture or through patterns only discovered from above. Since picking up a camera, her photography has taken her across her native New Zealand, over the ditch to Australia, and beyond the Southern Hemisphere to places like Cuba, Canada and the United States. Petra’s work has been featured in various publications and sites around the world. Instead of creating a monotonous perception, Petra creates scenes from heights and places not for the faint-hearted to tell you a story from a different perspective.
Vera LimmerVera Limmer lives on the west coast of Auckland, where she has painted her landscapes for 20 years. Painting is in many ways an organic process for her. Her inspiration comes from our environment, the New Zealand forest and bush. Each piece of work starts with an idea, careful planning, drawing and an open-minded vision. It evolves with cutting, shaping, paint and patterns emerging in a decorative piece of work, with visible lines and brushstrokes. Vera’s painting technique allows paint and colour to move, sometimes freely, sometimes controlled by the artist. Vera Limmer’s work is available in art galleries in the North Island.
Maria LloydMaria Lloyd is fascinated by ancient civilisations, their cultures and how they created ceremonial art forms and objects to distinguish themselves and document their histories. Maria seeks to replicate that sense of wonder and mystery through cross-cultural exploration of our origins, our ancestors and the land. We can learn more about ourselves by unravelling their mysteries - the symbolism in her work creates a universal language with which to decode them. Maria’s deep respect for artistic traditions is reflected in the beading, sewing, carving and bronze work in her designs, while the graphic and narrative nature of her pieces is informed by her formal graphic design background. Maria is hands-on and produces all her work at her foundry on Waiheke Island. Her sculptures have found homes both locally and internationally.
Joanne MahoneyJoanne Mahoney was born and brought up near the coast of the Wairarapa. She now lives in Whangamatā on the Coromandel Coast and works from her studio at home. She had little experience of art until she went to live in Singapore for two years, where she discovered that she could paint. When she returned to New Zealand she had several inspirational teachers and mentors, but is mainly self-taught. Joanne’s love of the coastal environment is reflected in her watercolour paintings of beachcombing finds. Many of these have been reproduced as prints and cards. Asian influences are often seen in her work. Having experimented with mixed media for some years, Joanne was introduced to printmaking in 2017. She now uses watercolour (for delicate layering), mixed media (for textures and colours), and printmaking (drypoint, collagraph, chine-collé) in her creations.
Angela Maritz Angela Maritz moved to New Zealand from South Africa with her family in 2007. Her birthplace, South Africa, is a land of wild open spaces, big skies, lots of colour and cultural diversity. It is a place she still draws much of her inspiration from. She is also inspired by the serenity of her current home, New Zealand, with its ever-changing weather patterns and abundant natural beauty. Her work imparts a sense of freedom with its layers of paint, loose brushstrokes and bold harmonious colour, depicting the beauty of our world. Her paintings can be more than just a picture on a wall - they may serve as a reminder of somewhere visited or something felt, bringing joy for years to come.
Janet MazenierJanet Mazenier came to art after raising her children and a long business career. When she retired, her unrelenting need for physical expression led her on a continuing exploration of a new identity within the medium of painting. She completed her Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2015, and is currently a Master of Fine Arts student at Elam, University of Auckland. Janet’s paintings reflect her search for her unique artistic voice. She pushes beyond the distraction of the obvious, seeking to explore the quirky, the hidden. Her paintbrush has led her on a search for new materials and techniques, combining the layering of art media, colour, texture, mark-making and intuition with layers of personal meaning and, at times, humour. Janet is an invited member of an artist collective based in the United States. Her work is held in private collections in the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand.
Annie McIver Annie McIver is a figurative ceramic sculptor who hand builds using both coil and slab techniques to construct hollow forms. She tries to use glazes that inform the nature of her work. The formation of identity, particularly during childhood, continues to be a focus. Her motivation is to capture and encapsulate those small haemorrhages of the self which chart a human’s emotional progress through life. Annie completed a Master of Design at Unitec in 2012.
Michelle McIverMichelle McIver grew up in the south of New Zealand, and spent most of her childhood with pencil in hand, drawing. After initially studying Fine Arts at the Otago School of Art, she went on to University of Otago to do her arts degree in Anthropology, Education and Japanese. Five years spent living and working in rural Japan piqued Michelle’s interest in the Japanese aesthetic. This country of often extreme contrasts fascinated her, but Michelle found she was most drawn to their practice of mindfulness and appreciation of their surroundings and nature. Upon returning to New Zealand Michelle taught in secondary schools and now lives in Auckland, where she enjoys painting and printmaking full-time.
Paula McNeillPaula is an award-winning mixed media artist and printmaker with a nationwide reputation. She allows the viewer to enjoy their journey through the many aspects of her work, delighting in the direction in which it takes them. At her working studio in the Coromandel the fresh, uplifting environment creates the inspiration for her vibrant and compelling works.
Peter MillerPeter Miller lives in coastal west Auckland but works from a central city studio, and has been working from this studio as a full time artist for around 20 years. He is perhaps best known as a realist still life painter, in particular as a painter of old toy cars and trucks. More recently Peter has also been using the human presence within his work to create a stronger sense of narrative within the painting. Within this he has been exploring themes relating to the state of the planet and our impact on it, at times to celebrate human potential and at times to suggest that we are falling well short of our potential.
Harry Moores Harry Moores describes his work as a contemporary look at portraiture. His work combines the indeterminate nature of abstraction with lucid representations and often unmistakable familiarity. Harry was raised in New Plymouth. His interest in art started at New Plymouth Boys’ High School, where he was taught by bronze artist John Tullet. After leaving school, Harry and his brother set up ‘The Drawing Room’, a studio where he began to create sketches that were more intuition than volition, finding harmony in the facility and spaces of their lines. This was his ‘automatic drawing’ approach, blending realistic drawing and painting with the ambiguity of automatism. Moores seeks a meeting point between these two opposites and allows the viewer to see or feel something that is not quite understood. He believes that the whole world is founded on dualistic principles, but thinks that things can converge rather than alienate and oppose.
Deborah Moss Deborah Moss works from her country studio in North Auckland alongside lush gardens and a beautiful native forest which provide endless inspiration for her creative practice. Her colourful and expressive paintings mirror her dynamic surroundings and contain references to organic forms and a growing visual vocabulary. Layers and colours are initially applied playfully, inviting a more considered response as a dialogue between gestures and storytelling evolves. Deborah has exhibited throughout New Zealand and, recently, in Australia. Her work is represented by several galleries in New Zealand and held in private collections in New Zealand and overseas.
Anya MowllAnya Mowll is a full-time artist based in Wellington. She graduated with a Diploma in Ceramic Arts in 2012 and then completed a Bachelor of Applied Arts at Whitireia Polytechnic. Anya works from home in her studio mostly with clay, but also experiments with new media. The texture of fired ceramics is intriguing as she explores the very smooth to sharp as a knife, as well as preserving fingerprints in the finished pieces. Fluid glazes are another line of experimentation. Anya finds her inspiration in nature, particularly in features like growth, weathering, evolution and organic structures. Always on the lookout for new ideas, she can also usually be found working on three or four projects simultaneously.
Cam MunroeCam Munroe’s large works on canvas speak confidently of texture and gesture - the latter being a preference for mark-making that offer contour to these creations. Works appear simple in composition, however the technique, restraint and problem solving are integral to the successful outcome of her works. Each gesture - balanced between purposeful lines of light and dark - remains. Each mark contributes to the creation of a work that captures a series of thoughts and moments with the ink and medium used. Each form of shape becomes a letter of an alphabet but not each is used as a code. An L or Y shape therefore can represent any letter, hieroglyph or picture element in any combination. Like codices documents, sometimes these are unreadable until they are more closely scrutinised and deciphered. They also must work aesthetically in the composition which is an integral consideration.
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