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

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Brad Walters

Painting Oil, Acrylic, Pastel

In the past 20 or so years, Brad Walters’ art has mostly been in the automotive arena. He has developed his skill with the airbrush to much acclaim and there are many happy owners of motorhomes, motorbikes etc with wonderful murals displayed. In fact, when the boat builders of Team New Zealand’s 2013 America’s Cup challenge wanted the kiwiana ‘buzzy bee’ painted on their rudders – Brad’s name came instantly to mind and the enormous rudders were duly delivered and painted by Brad.

He discovered that automotive paint was an excellent medium to use on glass splash-backs and has been commissioned to airbrush paint scenes on splash-backs for both kitchens and bathrooms. Kitchens are an excellent place to stamp your own mark, and many fridges have had a special touch added to them by Brad – and of course the blokes beer fridge has been an excellent object for art.

Brad is moving towards acrylic on canvas and favours large pieces. He gets his mojo from his backyard – acres and acres of native forest, waterfalls, birdsong and serenity. Here he plays with light and beautifully captures the essence of the forest. His works are large and serene.

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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.

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Cassandra Gaisford

Painting Oil, Acrylic, Pastel

Cassandra has an intense passion for art in all its guises. She believes in the power of creativity to transform people’s lives, making them feel refreshed, playful, inspired and adventurous.  As  artist Paul Klee says – "one eye sees and the other feels"

Cassandra’s creative collections are echoes of our culture when we are at our happiest. Classic but fresh each time. The significance of creativity whether it is painting, photography, writing or anything that involves taking something that doesn’t exist and making it real is about the power of transformation. “Sometimes all it takes is one sentence in a book, one evocative image or one sensual painting to evoke a radical reinvention of one’s life.”

Cassandra’s pieces all embody the essence of her beliefs and speak to her soul mission: to live life to the fullest, to take risks, to be playful, to create beauty, to have fun - and to help others achieve the same.  Her  latest works embrace the simplicity of pleasure and personal experiences that incite joy.  “I am inspired by the East – particularly Buddhism, and the ancient art of calligraphy. As an intuitive artist with a passion for following my 'inner joy' I hope my work captures and celebrates the  'life-giving' aspects of art, and leaves viewers with a feeling of pleasure and contentment.”

Cassandra  was a finalist in the 2008 Adam's Portrait award and the supreme winner of the 2008 Wai Art Awards.  She has participated in various overseas workshops including a Sumi–E ink painting workshop in Hawaii with ex-pat artist, Max Gimblett. for several years she then focused more on writing creativity but since moving to Kerikeri has been focusing on her painting as well.

Cassandra's work can be seen at  The Little Black Gallery during KOAST.

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Claudia Weifels

Painting Oil, Acrylic, Pastel

While I have always liked playing with colour and paint, I have only recently started working on canvas. I create naïve art, using acrylic paint. Three of my paintings are a collaboration with other artists. I found those three canvases in various stages of completion of the artwork in three different OP-Shops and felt inspired to complete them with my own painting style. The other paintings are my own designs.

As I don’t have a studio, my art is created at the dining table in my living room which is where I will be exhibiting for KOAST in October.

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Dave Potter

Painting Oil, Acrylic, Pastel

The images I create come from ideas I have had swirling around in my mind for the past 50 odd years.

They are subjects you often walk past everyday but only notice when you stop and take a closer look.

Mainly created with acrylics on canvas board, they are then finished with hand crafted frames made from locally sourced, old rustic fence posts.

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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.

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Gaz Jarman

Painting Mixed Media Oil, Acrylic, Pastel

"I have been teaching Design and Visual Communication for over 12 years and am lucky enough to draw and paint every day.

In my work, I like to explore a range of visual ideas that I have generated from personal nostalgia. Subjects in my work are drawn mainly from my past; memories, people, musicians and objects from my life. I am interested in the way that the manipulation of scale and colour can catapult these items into striking importance or cultural significance. I use a range of materials and techniques, which refer to Graphic Art and the era of Pop. Give me anything that makes a mark; inks, marker pens, rattle cans, acrylic, and airbrushing are some of my favourites.

My other passion is music and I am always looking for opportunities to combine my music and art. I Recently I have completed commissions for Born on the Road Records, Peckings’ Records of London and Dublin’s Dirty Dubsters. "

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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 among nature which very grounding as well as a great source of inspiration for my work as an artist.

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Helen Morgan

Painting Oil, Acrylic, Pastel

I have drawn and painted most of my life, attending acrylic and watercolour classes in Yorkshire, where I exhibited and sold some of my paintings.

I lived in South Africa for 25 years but most of this time was taken bringing up my children and I didn't find much time to paint.  On my move to Kerikeri I started attending classes with Mike Nettman in a search to progress and challenge my painting style.  I am attracted to the mix of abstract and realism and recently my paintings have demonstrated this.  My subjects vary but recently my inspiration has been animals from South Africa.

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Huia Ann Wills

Painting Mixed Media Oil, Acrylic, Pastel Watercolour

Huia's art is an assortment of creative ideas, depending on her mood at the time.  She loves trying and experimenting with new ideas,  recycled materials and giving new life whether upcycling an outfit or creating for a local wearable arts show, or just crafting whimsical fantacy.

I love textures and colours creating a mix medium on canvas playing with moods,lights and experiences.

As an Impressionist artist l love to capture the innocence and mood of what l see and feel from city views to sunset, skylines,seascapes,landscapes and personalities of subjects, moving through each of my pieces never really knowing what I am going to capture, allowing it to unfold and reveal itself. Working in Watercolour, Acrylic, Pastels ,paper mache, is a delight to me.

My craft art allows me to bring new life to the old and experience pretty textures.

Some of my work can be seen at The Little Black Gallery where I'll be exhibiting during KOAST.

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James Dean

Painting Oil, Acrylic, Pastel

James Dean, recent immigrant artist from San Francisco, brings the "Sweet As" moment to vivid life.

There are people and places that really speak to us and his art celebrates the exciting, the exceptional, and the emotionally moving visual experiences. James does commission art works on request and is one of three artists exhibiting at Tapueatahi.

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Joan Honeyfield

Painting Oil, Acrylic, Pastel

Abstract and Semi Abstract Painting

The taste of colour & a touch of place: I love them both, sometimes each by itself, sometimes together. And, as a “cock-eyed optimist”, I want you to feel, when you look, a sense of pleasure, fun, mellowness, excitement (something!). So, I paint, first, by choosing my canvas shape & size. This becomes my boundary, my outer limit. It keeps me from getting carried away & is like a fence around my play-yard. Big canvas = big playground!

Then, colours! When I was a kid growing up in the U.S., each school year began (as is everywhere the case) with getting new pencils & paper & CRAYONS, my tools. I would always beg for the biggest box with the biggest selection. I wanted to assure that I had the fullest set of options in case I needed some obscure colour (although, I never much got into using “flesh pink”). Even now my paint box is always full. Colours are the spices of my visual life! So, step 2 is selecting the colours.

Step 3 can be a bit random as I make my first marks or describe a shape and I will admit here that I am fully capable of false starts. But, what I’ve learnt is that those false starts, once made, can almost always be unmade with a generous covering of gesso or another layer of colour. Each successive colour addition is an adventure to develop & build an experience. I don’t much think or plan when I do this. If I do, my “maths” brain takes over & the intuitive, creative voices in my head get hopelessly drowned out.

The finish sometimes takes days to achieve. I often hang the painting in my breakfast room where I can live with it for a few days. Eventually, I figure out my final gesture (or not). These final bits are sort of like the full stop at the end of a sentence.

By the way, I sure don’t want you to think I’m somehow special. Lots of artists probably follow this same recipe. But, those voices in my head – they are uniquely mine, born in the course of my life, my loves, my laughters, my sadnesses and fears, my adventures and boredoms. Those are mine and I’m pleased to share them with you. Enjoy! Please

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Joanne Gardner

Painting Oil, Acrylic, Pastel

Hearts are my main subject, I have painted these for many years now but Landscapes are my current passion. My Landscapes are effort and feelings that exist within the scenery so the land shapes are there but the colours are the joy, pain and hope that exist to be there. The Kepler Track last year provided much material for my work as the pain and hope mingled into the stunning landscapes I found myself amongst.

Oils are my favourite medium but I dabble with water colours and ink when the mood takes me. Have been painting for 22 years officially and just can't stop so I plan to paint until I am at least 105 years old (like my Great Grandmother) Artists run in the family. I'm a kiwi girl through and through.

Painted under Master Oil Painter Vjekoslav Nemesh over the least 10 years and it is with great pride I can call him my dear friend.
I have a Degree in Applied Arts (Painting), Massey University but to be honest I wouldn't recommend it. My best art has come from confidence in myself. Being half blind (blind in one eye, limited sight in the other) means that I just have to trust what comes out the end of the paintbrush, my biggest choice are the colours I use. I learnt to draw using the colours in the oil paints.

Enquiries welcomed throughout the year. My website has a shop https://heartart.co.nz/ and you can contact me from there also.

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Judi Soutar

Painting Oil, Acrylic, Pastel

Judi is a Kerikeri artist who  works in oil, acrylic, watercolour and currently coloured pencils.

She was a member of Art Upstairs gallery. and currently teaches at Cherry Park House and Kerikeri Retirement Village.

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Leigh Munro

Painting Sculpture Oil, Acrylic, Pastel

In December 2017, my husband Rolly and I moved to Kerikeri from the Kapiti Coast, near Wellington.

I paint in oils and acrylics, mainly semi-abstract works, though at times, I also paint landscapes and portraits. In 2011 I began exploring sculpture, developing ideas on the computer then having them laser cut in coreten or stainless steel. My biggest commission to date, has been the 10 meter long 'Dragonfly' bridge for Kevin Tonks, in Hunua, Auckland.

As our studio is still on the drawing board, I will be exhibiting my paintings at Anne Winship's studio over Labour weekend.

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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’.

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Michelle Wright

Painting Oil, Acrylic, Pastel

I have loved art all my life, enjoying time spent with my father whilst he painted many beautiful New Zealand scenes.  I elarnt a lot from him and have also developed my own use of acrylic paint.

I studied art and classical studies at school.  My love for colours, design and interiors have all come into play giving  me focus to achieve my desire to become an artist.

My love for the New Zealand sea, bush and bird life, influences my art greatly.  As well, having been a dancer in my youth, I use the musical flow and movement when painting , letting the layering and passion develop in my brushwork.

Seeing the pleasure on people's faces as they view my art is one of my greatest enjoyments.

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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.

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Raewyn King

Painting Mixed Media Oil, Acrylic, Pastel

Raewyn King works with many different mediums including paint, wood and mixed media. Her work can be very whimsical on the one hand, while many of her paintings (for example the America's Cup yachts) are very realistic.

You can see my work at the The little Black Gallery over KOAST at Labour Weekend.

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Rebecca Potter

Painting Oil, Acrylic, Pastel Photography

I fell in love with art from an early age and studied photography in High School, back in the day when darkrooms and film were all the rage.

Returning to my home country last year, I rekindled my love of photography and art. I’m currently a member of the Bay of Islands photography club, PSNZ and in the middle of completing a diploma in professional photography.

I adore animals, especially pets and find inspiration in curves, balance and forms created in nature as well as manmade structures. It’s through the lens of my camera and the paintings I create, that I seek to share the incredible beauty I see everywhere.

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Richard Lawty

Painting Oil, Acrylic, Pastel

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Shirley Morrish

Oil, Acrylic, Pastel

Shirley Morrish paints mainly in oils.  Her works are of the sea, boats and landscapes.

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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.

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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.

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