Mixed Media

Catherine Dunn

Painting Mixed Media

Studio 19

Catherine’s eclectic and ever evolving style incorporates tactile, layered works in acrylics that shift from figurative to purely abstract compositions.

This year her focus has been on abstract work and the process of applying complex layers of colour and texture to achieve a seemingly uncomplicated result.

“There is always a slightly sculptural element to the work and I try to remain detached from the end result so I can enjoy the process and discover new ways of working.”

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Erika van Schaik-Wasner

Painting Mixed Media

Erika van Schaik-Wasner loves working in many different mediums; paint, wood, stone, sculpture, and mixed media. Her love of nature started early, encouraged by years of camping, backpacking, and canoeing with her family and the Girl Scouts. Since graduating from University with a degree in Marine Science, she’s worked as a Fisheries Biologist in Florida and Hawaii, a deckhand on Tall Ships worldwide, and as a Kayak and Whitewater Rafting Guide in the Caribbean and the Pacific Northwest of America.

This variety of jobs allowed her to travel the globe, discovering beauty around every corner. These experiences have provided her with a rich and vibrant canvas of memories, and have inspired her to share this love of nature and wilderness through art.

This year in KOAST, she will focus on painting canvases and a variety of wood cutouts with acrylics. She especially loves using acrylic fluid art on animal, plant, and wave shapes that she cuts out of wood and mdf.

Jan Stevenson

Painting Mixed Media

I am a full-time Abstract & Mixed Media Artist. I love using mixed media to create another dimension to my artwork. Layers of varnish, shellac, acrylic paints, inks and collage etc. allow me to really paint with a passion for my subject.

I have enjoyed art tuition from many accomplished artists over the years. Getting to paint and discuss art with other artists is inspirational. You never stop learning.

I am excited by the abstract, expressionist and experimental works I have been creating recently. Painting is my passion. I am always creating. I see possibilities for art around me constantly and keep a Visual Diary to add notes, inspiration and ideas as they arise.

I exhibit my artwork regularly at a number of galleries and would love you to visit my studio during KOAST to view my work.

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Jude Fenton

Painting Mixed Media 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.

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Lynn Pirrie Smith

Mixed Media

I have studied with Louis 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 really mostly abstract and through colour and medium I find  the form I am searching for.

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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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