Painting

Ann Winship

Oil, Acrylic, Pastel Sculpture

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.

Anna Hamilton

Jewellery Oil, Acrylic, Pastel Painting

Jewellery and Acrylic Painting

I love design and being creative, whether in precious metals, gemstones, paint, spaces or technology. To me, life is creative – whether  painting, designing a piece of jewellery, building a house, designing/landscaping a garden, or designing/developing a website!

I can't remember a time I didn't make things (clothes, paintings, stringing beads) but it didn't register with me that I could really be creative for a career so I went into marketing - although that can be seen as a form of creating.  Over the last 15  years I have realised I can do what I love.....

The jewellery designs are inspired by the understanding that jewellery needs to work in  everyday life while adding a touch of sparkle.   There's a choice of what's on show in the gallery, or an individual piece can be designed and made.

She now works out of a studio attached to The Little Black Gallery where you will find her during KOAST.

Click on the images below to see enlargements of her work and 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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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 Watercolour

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. ”

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.

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

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.

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.

Maxine Bell

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 at her studio on Valencia Lane. We inspire each other, come up with new ideas and concepts together all in a fantastic creative space.

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 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.