Oil, Acrylic, Pastel

Ann Winship

Oil, Acrylic, Pastel

Plein Air Painter and Wire Sculptor

I enjoy painting landscapes, city scenes and seascapes on location. Typically I visit a location 2 or 3 times to capture the colours, light and shadows Plein air painters like Cezanne, Van Gogh and Monet inspire my work as does the scenery throughout Northland.

When I am not painting, I 'knit' copper wire into 2 to 4 metre long flowing organic forms, in the style of Ruth Asawa, a San Francisco artist. I call my sculptures spirit vessels. They cast beautiful shadows, interacting with light and breezes.

My art studio and gallery at off Waimate North Road will be open during KOAST.  Otherwise please call to make an appointment.

Please click on the examples of my work to see enlargements and to scroll through the slideshow.

Brenda Moir

Oil, Acrylic, Pastel Painting

I moved to Kerikeri 5 years ago and happily became embroiled in the art culture. Embarking upon using acrylics as a new medium, I attended many types of classes to expand and explore the techniques of acrylic painting.

I was trained as a colour analyst in 1971 so this has always been a major part of my life. I am a product of nature and my environment. My artwork encompasses both of these elements and involves my emotional input to process. My aim is to reach and reward the viewer!!

I sell my works through several outlets and complete personal commissions.  My studio is in Kerikeri.  Please phone for an appointment.

Please click on the thumbnails below to see enlargements of examples of my work.

Brenda Welch

Oil, Acrylic, Pastel Painting

Abstract and portrait artist

I love the colour in the world around us and enjoy interpreting what is there for all to see. I am particularly drawn to abstract art, although I am fortunate to have the ability to draw and paint realism.

I continue to experiment in my work and although I have had considerable success in oil painting, I enjoy using a variety of media including acrylic, watercolour and gouache
I have recently “discovered” portraiture which I find fascinating, particularly painting children. I continue to paint a wide range of other subjects both abstract and figurative, depending on inspiration in the world around me.


Helen Jean

Oil, Acrylic, Pastel Painting

Painting and sculpture

Creation, whether it is drawing, planting, raising children, sculptures, paintings or relationships, the list is endless. Creation is the constant everlasting change that each and every one of us embraces, views, feels and connects in our own complete, unique way. My works of art are integral to my fulfillment as a person. These pieces have been created with complete passion for my love of expression.

I am self-taught with an abundance of enthusiasm that has driven me to challenge myself on new possibilities, pushing boundaries and exploring new mediums. My works have a tendency to lean towards the three dimensional, often fruit and vegetables, though with a bit of a twist, an edge, which is creation in itself where connection becomes relevant. I am also a gardener/grower working amongst nature which very grounding as well as a great source of inspiration for my work as an artist.

Jayne Maria Sprott

Oil, Acrylic, Pastel Painting

Dip. Applied Arts (Visual Arts)

I am a practising artist and printmaker and my career spans over three decades. Along with numerous solo exhibitions I have participated in group exhibitions in the Far North and throughout New Zealand.
While living in Doubtless Bay I established an art school, and since moving to KeriKeri taught at The Centre of Creative Arts and also teach privately.

Working in mixed media, watercolour, oil pastels, and ink most of my art depicts my affinity to the Far North of New Zealand, its historical importance and aesthetic beauty. Native birds, each with their own character are featured in my pen and wash drawings. My style is mostly representational.  I am inspired by patterns, colours, objects and textures and often use sand, shell and seaweed affirming the true nature of a place.

My discovery of printmaking and its unique possibilities, explore my personal relationships to ‘family’ and ‘land’.

My husband Mike and I trade at the Paihia Market during the cruise Ship season where we sell a wide variety of my work.

Joan Honeyfield

Oil, Acrylic, Pastel Painting

Abstract and Semi Abstract Painting

Canadian born, raised in the USA, and now in New Zealand, Joan Honeyfield has found her ‘happy place’– living and painting in the Bay of Islands. Following on her 30 years in healthcare, she has now discovered her career as a painter.

“Exploring the magic of serendipity and the satisfaction of a well-crafted line or shape or form is my painterly process. And, all this in glorious color! " says Joan.

For me, it is like life itself: some measure of comfort and control along with a healthy dose of surprise and unpredictability. ”

Joanne Gardner

Oil, Acrylic, Pastel Painting

Abstracting the Internal Expressionist - Anatomical Landscapes that Haunt

I love to paint and write, this holds me together in any weather

My painting comes in fits and starts…a rush of action followed by congratulations which in turn leads to inertia and a sense of feeling bound.  I keep looking for my muse that will flick me into action…I don’t think I am alone in this internal eternal struggle.

Art…is the Art of stepping up when there is no step…Art…is the Art of moving forward in zero gravity….Art…is the Art of creating light out of a deep dark void…Art…is the Art of becoming immortal in a finite life time. Art…is Stepping into Creating Memories.

You are welcome to visit my studio by arrangement.

Sue Buxton

Oil, Acrylic, Pastel Painting

Representational Mixed Media Artist

My work is representational, reflecting the world around me through landscape, floral and animal portraits.

I paint with soft pastel, acrylic, and oil, each offering different characteristics which enable me to select a medium that reflects the qualities of the subject matter. I have work in collections in the UK and New Zealand and regularly carry out commissions for pet portraits.

Please visit my web site to see more of my paintings or call for an appointment; you will be very welcome to view my work in Kerikeri.

My work will be on exhibit at Pa Road Kerikeri during KOAST.



Wendy Galbraith

Oil, Acrylic, Pastel Painting

I have been involved with art in Kerikeri for many years including 12 years as part of the co-op Gallery "Art Upstairs " I now enjoy art classes with Mike Nettmann and find inspiration in my fellow artists and in books,  exhibitions and everyday life .

I believe a good painting has its own language . It should speak for itself . My work explores the possibilities of unusual colour combinations but also may include the discipline of a limited palette .

I will be at Art Upstairs, Kerikeri during KOAST


Wendy Laurenson

Oil, Acrylic, Pastel Painting

My paintings are wrapped in movement, colour and metaphor, and people respond to them with uplift and anticipation. Threads of energetic vibration - nature's own pattern language - echo through most of the images.

My tiny studio is on the open coast just north of the Bay of Islands where the sheer physicality of the elements is cleansing, inspirational, and formative.

I warmly invite you to share this piece of paradise during the KOAST trail weekend to celebrate creativity. There are plenty of fresh rich paintings here to feast on – and bring a picnic to enjoy on the beach.

Please click on the thumbnails below to see enlargements of examples of my work.

Ulrike Novak

Oil, Acrylic, Pastel Painting

Acrylic Abstract Artist

Ulrike was born in Germany and has lived in the UK, USA and nearly 25 years in Australia, working as a medical research scientist, before coming to New Zealand and taking up pottery and painting. Although she has played with water colours and oils, acrylic paints are her preferred medium.

Her pictures range from abstract to semi-abstract, with an emphasis on the use of colour and texture. She has used several different media but really likes painting with acrylic paints.

Art Upstairs, Mill Lane