Watercolour

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 taught watercolours, acrylic and oil pastel. I have continued to teach in Kerikeri.

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.  My studio which is affectionately called the ‘Hippy Hut’ is surrounded by bush and loved by tui, Kereru and many other birds who constantly entertain me while I work.

I am inspired by patterns, colours, objects and textures and often use sand, shell and seaweed in my mixed media paintings of the beach affirming the true nature of a place.

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

I exhibit and sell my work at The Packhouse Market, Kerikeri BOI which is open every Saturday.

 

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

Maxine Bell

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

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.