Ioana SchwalgerIoana is a photography teacher at Mount Albert Grammar School. The inspiration for her painting work can be attributed to her Samoan heritage, New Zealand culture and Christian beliefs.
Mat ScottOriginally from Hawkes Bay, Mathew Scott is of Maori, Irish and Scottish descent. He graduated from the Wellington School of Design in 1991. Over the past two decades his creativity and aptitude for design have encompassed landscape and interior stone sculptures, abstract acrylic paintings and more recently feathers and shells carved from New Zealand native timbers. From an intergenerational family of designers and artists, Mat’s work reflects not only his connection to family but also an interpretation of the environment in which he lives. Mat is an avid surfer and skater and the land and sea are as critical to his creative process as the obsessive passion with which he channels his energies into each new creation.
Robin ScottRobin Scott’s works are visually rich and stimulating, often representing New Zealand life and icons. They are inspired by the beauty of nature, from flora and fauna to our beautiful sunsets and beaches. Her primary objective is to evoke an emotive response from the viewer.
Bevan SmithBevan Smith is a wildlife artist based on Auckland’s North Shore where he spends much of his time producing life-like recreations of animals in pencil. Graphite is a fantastic medium for focusing on the finer details of a subject. The absence of colour fixates the viewer’s attention to the detail of the piece rather than the ‘noise’ colour can create. Bevan is in love with nature and spends much of his time outdoors in Auckland’s reserves, inspiring him to create more wildlife pieces.
David TraubDavid Traub grew up in New York and has worked in glass for 45 years. Self taught as a glass blower, his work is featured in public and private collections both here and abroad. In 1995 David moved to Whanganui to lead the glass program at the polytechnic, and in 2006 opened his current studio. His work can be found in dealer galleries around the North Island and in his studio in Whanganui. Over the years he has received numerous awards and his work has been featured in major exhibitions and publications.
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