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.

Bruce MacGregor

Painting Sculpture

Painting, Drawing, Printmaking, Interior Design, Sculpture, Furniture Design

I have been drawing and painting from memory since I was four years old. My father taught me to draw as a tool to learn reading and writing.

I have experimented with all manners of paints, dyes, stains, other mediums, metal and timber looking for ways to express my experiences of life and the world. Hence line, colour, texture, abstraction and sculpture are all tools for my creative expression

I am largely self taught but where needed, as with my print making, I am grateful for the sharing of technique and knowledge of Perry Davies, and more recently, Dan Weldon at the University of Long Island, New York at a Masters in Art workshop.

My work can be viewed at my gallery, Lakehouse Studio. Just phone for an appointment.

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

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.

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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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.

Karen Vernon

Mixed Media Painting

KAZARTZ - Mixed Media Artist

I believe we are most affected by the sense of sight. What we take in visually affects us mentally, physically, and spiritually. Therefore, it is of great importance that we look upon art which will nourish and uplift us, stimulate our imagination and creativity.

My journey into the art world began in 1993 with attending a American Folk Art class in Auckland, shortly after moving to Coopers Beach I became a student of Jayne Sprott, I attended her classes for 3 years. It was at this point I developed a passion for art and began trying other mediums, but staying within the realms of more traditional realistic painting.

A new doorway opened in my life when I joined Mike Nettmann’s class to study abstract.  Mike has not only been my teacher, he is my mentor and friend, Mike has taken me on a journey of self- discovery, teaching me to paint from deep within.

My art doesn’t stand on words, what is on my canvas I sometimes can’t explain away with clever talk, it is not an intellectual process, my paintings are intuitive and painted under the tutelage of a benign spirit.

During KOAST I will be at Art Upstairs in Kerikeri

Lin Marinkovic

Painting Watercolour

Watercolours, acrylics, charcoal & pencil

Art has always been part of my life. I have always sketched in pencil and charcoal. Since living in Kerikeri, I have studied watercolours with Maxine Bell, loving the free flowing colours and gestural, expressive brush strokes that watercolours entail.

My style is realism whether I am painting in watercolour or using pencil or charcoal. I enjoy the challenges of a variety of subjects: still life, our local fruits, seascapes, horses, the human figure and scenes of life. Recently I have been experimenting with acrylics and mixed media, a new stage, but still in my style of realism.

My working art studio is Valencia Art on Valencia Lane in Kerikeri.  Call me for an appointment anytime

Lynn Pirrie Smith

Mixed Media

I have studied with Lois 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 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.

Moira Warnock

Mixed Media Painting

Abstract - Acrylic, Oil and Mixed Media

Painting, for me, is a never ending, and at times frustratingly inept, attempt to reproduce the paintings in my head. I paint for my own pleasure and for the enjoyment of being totally immersed in a process where every solution provides a new problem.

I don't have a full studio at home so I will be in with Art Upstairs, Mill Lane, in Kerikeri for KOAST.


Ro Lusk

Mixed Media Painting

Graffiti Prints

My Graffiti Print Art is about my life as a New Zealand.

My latest art includes Mixed Media in Sparkly papers. I have attended the Learning Connexion in Wellington and completed my Advanced Diploma in Art and Creativity and have spent the last three years in Kerikeri at NorthTech completing my Degree in Visual Arts.

My studio is a house on our Orchard, ideal for displaying my art works and doing them too.  Art is the food for my soul. I am now attending Richard Parker’s Pottery class and loving it!

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