Allyson Waldron


Allyson Waldron a relatively new mixed media artist with abstract designs in oils, acrylics and resin art

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Andrea Lacher-Bryk

Drawing/Illustration Painting

As a keen observer of the global political landscape, Andrea uses her art to address burning issues to hopefully initiate fruitful discussions.

She does this both as an old-school ink pen and watercolour cartoonist and caricaturist as well as on larger scale supports using acrylics and mixed media.

In order to stay sane,  I frequently capture glimpses of our beautiful world. In New Zealand I concentrate on water-colour, in Austria, where I have a permanent workshop, I use a number of different techniques including experimental ones.

Ann Winship

Painting Sculpture

Like the impressionists, I usually paint on location (plein air) so I can capture the natural light in seascapes, cityscapes or landscapes of New Zealand. Clouds, water, light and shadow fascinate me, constantly changing as I paint. Usually I need 2 or 3 sessions on location and then more hours in the studio to complete a painting in oil or acrylic.

Last year I pulled out my watercolours which are more portable than my oils and easel.  Watercolours are more challenging and less forgiving as a medium. I am inspired by the early landscape painters of New Zealand, especially J.C, Hoyte (1835-1913) and John Gully (1819-1888).

I also enjoy painting large watery abstracts and  lily ponds, that offer the viewer a serene and contemplative experience.

I continue to make long, flowing, hanging sculptures from copper wire.  I call them Spirit Vessels which I ‘knit’ in the style of Ruth Asawa (1926-2013). Ruth was a San Francisco artist who was my next door neighbour when I was very young. Her work is part of the permanent collection at the de Young Museum.. Each sculpture takes me 40 or more hours to make. I love the delicate dance of shadows on the wall cast by these spirit vessels.

Enquiries or visits to my home studio are welcomed year round. Please call or text.

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Anna Hamilton

Jewellery Painting

Jewellery and Acrylic Painting

Anna loves design and being creative, whether in precious metals, gemstones, paint, spaces or technology. To her, life is creative – whether  painting, designing a piece of jewellery, building a house, designing/landscaping a garden, or designing/developing a website!  She began making jewellery a decade ago, undertaking workshops with a master jeweler in Wellington

Her 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.

At present, Anna is working on the design of several pieces focusing on gemstones, silver and gold.   She works out of a studio attached to The Little Black Gallery where you will find her during KOAST.

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Belinda Wilcox


Belinda is an emerging artist, having been a high school English teacher for 25 years - all words, no time for images.

Belinda says, "Once I quit, I discovered there is an artist inside me. It turned on like a light switch, to my surprise and delight.

My paintings are abstracts, featuring large scale pattern in an embossed overlay of acrylic on the ink background. I use quite a lot of pearlescents and iridescence, and love playing with the translucency of the inks, so the originals take on a life of their own in different light settings.

In essence, they are about light, from the cosmic fabric to the innermost microcosmic, with an overlay of the structures and forms our consciousness brings to that cosmic foundation.

I have also made a recent foray into spray painting mannequins. So much fun!"

Bridget Carter

Mosaics Painting

Bridget works with a range of mediums, including acrylics, mixed media and mosaic.

Her art focuses on colour and form, and her painting is impressionistic with an element of texture.The topics are diverse as she paints what she feels and what touches her. Her mosaics are about use of stone, pebbles and glass to obtain a sense of place.

Art for her is about expressing that fascination with the world around, whether it’s inspired by landscapes, ocean sailing or the animals that pop in and out of her life. She paints for the sheer fun and challenge it provides; the sense of continually learning and it’s ability to be completely absorbing.

Brenda Moir


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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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.

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Catherine Dunn

Painting Sculpture

Studio 19

Catherine is a full time Artist working at studio 19. She works with a variety of materials across a few disciplines, most recently painting and sculpture. Catherine teaches Art classes and facilitates local themed exhibitions at her studio/Gallery every few months.

“ I am a fairly process driven artist, my work often evolves intuitively to begin with and then moves into an intentional approach working in layers and taking my cues from previous layers. I mostly gravitate towards abstract.”

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Cassandra Gaisford


“One of my favourite quotes comes from Picasso, "Art washes from the soul the dust of everyday life." The power of creativity to positively impact on people’s lives is the force that inspires me to create.”

Cassandra Gaisford is an award-winning artist, transpersonal art therapist and Reiki master who infuses her work with positive energy and light. She believes in the healing power of creativity to transform people’s lives, making them feel refreshed, playful, inspired and joyful.

She was a finalist in the Adam's Portrait award and the supreme winner of the Wai Art Awards. Having participated in various overseas workshops including a Sumi–E ink painting workshop in Hawaii with ex-pat artist, Max Gimblett, her latest works embrace the simplicity of pleasure and personal experiences that incite joy

“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, peace and contentment.”

Feedback from purchasers

“The pieces inspired by such positive feelings.”

"Wow! So amazing to see your pieces in reality. They have so much life in them.”

“Your work has a magical, spiritual quality. I just love them. Really love them.”

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

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Dave Potter


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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Erika van Schaik-Wasner


Erika loves working in many different mediums; paint, wood, stone, sculpture, and mixed media.  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.

Felicity Fahy


Connectivity and flow are central to Felicity’s work. She wanders through landscapes, oceans and the unruly cosmos to find the process that bind us, and those that set us free.
Felicity is an abstract artist who transforms her scientific training into a visceral connection with the beauty that surrounds us.

Works often reflect coastal morphology and ecosystems – evidence of MSc research at Canterbury University, Christchurch and many years spent as a coastal geomorphologist and environmental consultant.

The movement and organic nature of un-stretched canvas is the ideal material for her large work – often painting on the floor, and at times her feet.

Jasmine Keir


Jasime Keir's career as an artist has so far spanned twenty-five years.

She feels privileged to be self-taught in the skills to create beauty from enameled glass and oxidized copper.

Promoting nationwide; abundantly at expos and markets also galleries and exhibitions has enabled her to sell internationally and to the diverse demographic of NZ.  Having chosen to now specialize in oxidized copper she brings ideas that are usually related to our environment and the spaces we live either in subject or situation.

Her interest lies deep within our natural world and the connection between man and his impact…or lack of impact, whichever the case may be. She adores creating abstract pieces that hint at a landscape be it realistic or fantasy, thus allowing the merger of the viewer, enticing a drift into the subconscious thoughts of our connection to a journey or realizing ‘The big picture’.

Joan Honeyfield


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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Jude Fenton

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.

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Judi Soutar


Judi was born in  London and showed an interest in painting and drawing at an early age, dropping domestic science and needlework in favour of extra art classes and technical drawing. Her first commission (unpaid) was for a mural for the school entrance hall.

She was trained initially  by The Patents Office, London in Technical illustration. Over the years she has worked variously for advertising agencies, architects, a studio pottery, even had a stint in the Fleet Air Arm, all the time keeping up her interest in the arts.

She retired early in 1986 having had her own printing business in Auckland, New Zealand. She took up painting again and became a member of a cooperative art gallery where her works sold consistently to purchasers both local and overseas plus government institutions and were in constant demand. She was involved for some years promoting the arts arranging many exhibitions for local and national artists and galleries.

She says "There is no deep meaning or philosophy to my work, even or recognisable style, I just paint for my own enjoyment and pleasure and hopefully for others too!"
Her talents include graphic design, classic and traditional painting influenced by the Dutch masters and has even been known to paint some "Genuine Fakes".

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

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.

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Lin Marinkovic


Watercolours, acrylics, charcoal & pencil

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

Her style is realism whether she is  painting in watercolour or using pencil or charcoal. She enjoys the challenges of a variety of subjects: still life, our local fruits, seascapes, horses, the human figure and scenes of life. Recently she has  been experimenting with acrylics and mixed media, a new stage, but still in her style of realism.

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

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Linz Hart MacDiamid


My current work reflects assemblage of disparate and familiar elements that have been found in antique alleys, op-shops, dumpsters - tracking down its provenance, or prising out a story - often with a Northland connection, using metaphor and imagery.    Early curiosity cabinets have long held a fascination for me.  Their juxtaposition of seemingly unrelated objects to elicit a response – either visceral, intellectual, poetic, mythic – the observer’s choice.  That too is my challenge.

My background has been in theatre and performance art (Otago-Toi Whakaari) and writing performance text – juxtaposed against chef and food-researcher (Ma Gastronomy).  Common ground is a joy in celebrating and providing a platform for the domestic and ordinary voice.

With so much still to learn - a favourite medium is pastel and paint, often using my fingers over brush – enjoying the tactile nature of creating.  Indian ink, pastel or pen is the ‘go to’ for writing text.

Lynn Pirrie Smith


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 watercolours, 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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Mary Potter


I love to paint - there is no deep meaning behind my paintings and no philosophy, it is my pleasure and fun to paint and to hopefully bring the same pleasure to the viewers.

I work mainly in acrylics on canvas, but dabble in water colours and oils as well.

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Michelle Wright


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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Monika Welch


I am a ‘ finder’, treasure seeker, observer, collector of the neglected and overlooked, examiner of shape and shadow. I am also a colourist who imagines she paints with a mature and limited palette. ( has not happened to date.)

I am ‘reborning’ myself back in to the artworld. A hiatus involving social conscience, community connection and assisting those in need, has kept my artwork at a lesser priority for the last six years. This year I decided I need to raise that priority, and to give my art love the playful respect and necessary indulgence it deserves.

So here we go again. This time, an honest admittance in declaring, that I have no idea what will result for this KOAST exhibition. I have included photos of painting fragments. You may or many not see any of these in the exhibition .....but these are honestly my first scrawls on many canvases. . By the time we open in October......they will look stupendous and you will be marvellously enthralled and want to buy the entire collection. That’s the goal.

BTW, I am exhibiting with the invigorating and exciting ex- Invercargillite, Jasmine Keir and we plan to have an opening party on the Friday night so that others might bask in our glory. And drink wine and buy art.

The name of my exhibition presented on Labour weekend 2019 is fondly entitled,
“A hairy hiatus and some new stuff. With possible poems. Or not “

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Nicki McPike


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 Sculpture

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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Richard Lawty


During his schooldays Richard was always to be found drawing something and very much enjoyed art. Through his working years however he had little time for artwork unless applied to some technical graphic needs. Over those years and during travels he has been able to take on a greater appreciation of art, particularly cities, land and seascapes.

"I enjoy painting in oils, with the majority of my works being land and seascapes from places I visit. My artworks are based mainly on places in the North Island of New Zealand where I live, but I find time to create some from places in Europe and Asia.

"In my paintings I try to create the mood of the moment and try to provide the opportunity for the viewer to create a storyline.

I enjoy showing my work in exhibitions, mainly in Auckland. Some of my paintings have found homes in England, Australia and even exhibitions in China. I hope patrons have as much enjoyment in viewing as I do in creating them."

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Ruth Francis

Painting Printmaking

Ruth Francis grew up  in the Bay of Islands, where she was introduced to art by Selwyn Wilson, and Yvonne Rust.  She continued her art studies at the National Art School in Sydney, where I majored in printmaking.

Ruth lives with my family in Kerikeri, on a small block of land , where we try to leave as small a footprint on the planet as possible.  She runs art classes for children, in the hope that she will inspire their love for art and to encourage them to view the world in their own wonderful way.

Her art is reflection of her  love of nature and the different cultures she has grown up with.

"It is interesting to me, to try to capture the essence of what it is to be an artist in our present society and culture, and how that reflects our unique global space."


Shirley Morrish


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

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Sue Elliott


Sue grew up in the North of England and loved art as a young child but never had chance to do it at school. Then, after university she got involved in the business world and that took over. Eventually Sue’s work as a management consultant brought her to New Zealand in the late 1990s and she’s been based here since, initially in Wellington.

Sue has had her home in Kerikeri for about 12 years and started art as a hobby about 4 years ago. In the last few years Sue has cut back on work and focused on travel and art. Last year she travelled across the UK and Europe in a motorhome and painted as she went. Sue also attended some art and craft workshops while she travelled and learned some new skills and techniques.

Sue includes a wide range of subjects in her art but is often inspired by her travels or by nature. She also has a love of architecture and has completed some urban landscapes using a mix of paper collage and acrylic paint. She will be producing some local scenes for Koast. Sue also paints using acrylics and ink.

Sue’s has just started a facebook page for her art

She works from her small home studio, tucked away, in central Kerikeri. Her home is shaped like a flying swallow. She looks forward to welcoming you when you visit.

Taylor & Clennick


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.

With several art prizes under her belt, Lynette is once again 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


Wendy's 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.

Her 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. The life force here is palpable. She's fascinated by the way the unseen world of vibration and pattern constantly enlivens, informs and connects all of us and everything around us.

Her paintings are a celebration of that raw and exquisite life force.

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