Mixed Media

Catherine Dunn

Mixed Media Painting

Studio 19

Catherine’s eclectic and ever evolving style incorporates tactile, almost sculptural multimedia fusions, refined intaglio print making and acrylic painting that shift from strikingly vivid figurative works to purely abstract compositions.

“Art is an expression of my spiritual journey”, says Catherine, “I don’t always know where a work will lead me, and I remain detached from the end result.

It is being immersed in the creative process itself that enables progress to be made.”

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Jude Fenton

Mixed Media Painting Wood Work

Abstract Painter/Wood Worker

I live and create by the sea. I have gathered recycled timber which I craft into artisan furniture. The most beautiful timbers are reserved for tactile sculptural objects, like small stones and surfboards.

It is a privilege to work with swamp kauri, puriri, taraire, rewarewa, totara and pohutukawa of our area. The pieces are designed to give pleasure to the eye, the hand and the mind.

While I enjoy creating works with harmony and movement I also like to challenge the viewer. My paintings reflect our coastal environment and the people around me. I Iook forward to sharing them.

Lynn Pirrie Smith

Mixed Media

I have studied with Louis McIvor in West Auckland for several years and since moving to Kerikeri I have been under the guidance of Mike Nettman and recently have studied with Theresa Reihana.

I work with acrylic, oils ticks, soft pastels, charcoal,inks and various other mediums.

My work is really mostly abstract and through colour and medium I find  the form I am searching for.

I am exhibiting for KOAST at ART Upstairs 22 Mill Lane.

Maxine Bell

Mixed Media Painting Watercolour

Watercolour has always been my main medium focus but over the past couple of years acrylics have captured my creative attention and I am enjoying the versatility and strength of this medium.

My journey in art is about colour, composition and emotion, favourite subjects are people, scenery and flowers. I am very fortunate to be able to work with Lin Marinkovic at her studio on Valencia Lane. We inspire each other, come up with new ideas and concepts together all in a fantastic creative space.

Nicky Critchley

Mixed Media Oil, Acrylic, Pastel Painting Watercolour

With an enthusiasm and love of nature and the environment, I enjoy painting and sketching 'en plein air' in all weathers.  The coast and sea have always been a focal subject for my paintings as I strive to capture atmospheric skies and sometimes tumultuous waters.

In my studio I paint in oils mixed media and water colour layering colours textures and brush marks to create a richness and vitality in my artwork.

Nicki McPike

Mixed Media Oil, Acrylic, Pastel Painting

Nicki hails from Te Awamutu originally where she studied art through at high school, achieving Bursary Art.

Following school she moved into business made, returning to painting after several years for personal pleasure.

Inspired by nature, Nicki has always “layered” her paints as she loves to introduce texture into her work.  Being very tactile herself NIcki is always happy for her work to be touched as she believes that touch/feel and sight/vision are inextricably linked in the pleasure of art.

Nicki's art can be seen at The Little Black Gallery during KOAST and at times during the rest of the year.