Oil, Acrylic, Pastel

Ann Winship

Sculpture Oil, Acrylic, Pastel

Plein Air Painter and Wire Sculptor

I love painting on location (plein air) like the Impressionist painters, so I can capture the experience and natural light in seascapes, cityscapes or landscapes of New Zealand. Clouds, water, light and shadow fascinate me. This year I travelled to the South Island enjoying a few days of painting at Milford Sound and Golden Bay while my husband played golf.

In my studio this winter I have been working on paintings inspired by the pond life right outside my window. Water lilies, pukekos, ducks, and the tranquil beauty of reflections in water will be spotlighted in my KOAST 2017 exhibition.

The show will also feature long, flowing copper wire sculptures called ‘Spirit Vessels’ which I ‘knit’ in the style of Ruth Asawa, a San Francisco artist. Each sculpture takes 40 or more hours to make. I love the delicate dance of shadows on the wall cast by these spirit vessels.

Enquiries welcomed throughout the year

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

Brenda Moir

Painting Oil, Acrylic, Pastel

My art is mainly acrylic paint with mixed media on canvas, wood, driftwood, paper etc.  I enjoy using old recycled product to make the medium "live again".

Bird life and Natural environment is where I have focused providing landscapes and images to relate to the viewer in positive ways.

Kerikeri is my "place" of motivation and I am so lucky to live here. I sell my works through several outlets and complete personal commissions.   Please phone for an appointment.

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

Eddie Aldridge

Painting Oil, Acrylic, Pastel

Painting gives me the freedom to convey a feeling rather than illustrate a scene. I try to render the emotion that first inspired me at that particular moment in time. It also allows me to share that feeling with the viewer.

Influenced by the natural world, my intention is to capture the extraordinary that is often overlooked, how you see a wave is much more interesting than just seeing the wave.

Helen Jean

Painting Oil, Acrylic, Pastel

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.

Joan Honeyfield

Painting Oil, Acrylic, Pastel

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. ”

Lilian Aldridge

Painting Oil, Acrylic, Pastel

The beautiful Bay of Islands and the scenic wonders of New Zealand are my inspiration to paint. The things that stand out the most are the clarity of the air and the depth of colour that are not spoiled by pollution.

I love painting florals, animals, landscapes and seascapes, but I especially like to paint dog portraits. I love capturing that rascally smile or that soft irresistible look that says ‘I can do no wrong because I’m cute’.

Nicki McPike

Painting Mixed Media Oil, Acrylic, Pastel

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.

Taylor & Clennick

Painting Oil, Acrylic, Pastel

Lynette Taylor always loved art and Kevin Clennick words.

It wasn't until they had time in their retirement that encouraged them to participate in what was always a glowing ember in the hearth of their lives. After a traumatic head injury and long recovery period, Lynette was gifted a set of pastels and art classes with Brent Redding, a passion ignited and there was no turning back.

Now with three art prizes under her belt, Lynette is opening her home studio for the Koast Art Trail. Sometimes, it is Kevin's verse that inspires Lynette's art but most times it is her art that gives Kevin the inspiration to write his verse.

Wendy Laurenson

Painting Oil, Acrylic, Pastel

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.