Sculpture

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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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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Chris Wickenden

Sculpture Wood Work

Chris Wickenden is originally from Greenwich, London, UK, moving to New Zealand 16 years ago.  He is a qualified Zookeeper, and worked at ZSL London Zoo for 13 years.

His hobby has been woodworking for a long time. He is self taught but gained some knowledge from my father who, although totally blind, was also a hobbyist woodworker.

Wooden boxes and fully lined jewellery boxes are his main passion. He uses both native New Zealand and exotic timbers either in solid form or as veneers, commercially bought or made by himself.

All of his jewellery boxes are lined with a faux suede so no tarnishing of silver will happen. He loves to let the beauty of the timber show and use a hardwax oil for protection from daily handling.

Hugh Mckechnie

Sculpture Wood Work

I love taking old pieces of wood, looking for beautiful images within, and making carvings and sculpture.

I've been carving from the age of 7 years. A mallet, chisel, a piece of kauri, an old Chelsea Sugar Factory beam or an old Totara post makes me happy. I look for beauty and I am motivated by love.

I welcome you to come and see waka, fanciful sea creatures and mermaids.

During KOAST this year you'll find me at  my studio  and at The Little Black Gallery

Looking forward to seeing you.

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Jonathan Foley

Sculpture

Jonathan studied at The Tom Bass Sculpture Studio School, Sydney; Australia’s oldest and most respected Atelier style school and served as a board member for several years. During that time he had the privilege of learning with highly respected sculptors and teachers Wendy Black and Ingrid Morley.

‘I work with most traditional mediums but several years ago began focusing on Marble Carving, participating in three intensive workshops with Carrara, Italy-based Master Carver; Alnassar.

Since then Carrara marble has become my medium of choice. I carve in the traditional manner, with hammer and chisels and other hand-tools, taking many hours to complete my works.

‘At the time of writing I’m hoping that my newly ‘under-constructiion’ studio will be completed in time for KOAST’, says Jonathan somewhat nervously….watch this space!’

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Rachel Palmer

Sculpture

Rachel is a self taught artist who  reclaims man made objects and combines them with natural inspiration.

Her continuous journey as an artist is inspired by the natural world, as well as an expression of emotions and the relationships we have between the observer and the observed.

The 2000 Princes Trust Business Start Up Award (UK) sponsored the develop of Rachel's artistry, selling sculptures, furniture and lighting whilst touring the Derbyshire craft circuit
and through galleries.

Moving to New Zealand in 2002, she continued part time as an art tutor for over ten years. During this time she learnt and experiment with different mediums and techniques to create new sculptures that where made and given away as gifts. Since moving to the far north, she is working part time as an artist, with commissions and requests. Her art works can be found for sale in galleries based in Whangarei, Kerikeri, Waitangi and Kaeo.

During KOAST my work can be seen at the Bay of Islands Golf Club Kerikeri.

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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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Rolly Munro

Sculpture

I work mainly in wood and metal. For most of my career I have focused on sculptural work in wood which has been turned and carved, then often embellished with detailed textures or inlaid with metal or other materials. The surfaces of my works sometimes feature patinas or other coloured surface treatments. Many of these works have been large scale, though I also enjoy creating small delicate carved works echoing the forms of New Zealand sea life. My work is in collections in New Zealand and abroad.

Recently, I have begun producing metal works on commission. So far I have designed and made two gates one reflecting the forms of weeping trees on the client's driveway, and a bridge on the same property reflects land-forms. Both use core-ten steel and stainless steel and were completed for a client in Hunua, Auckland. A life size Haast Eagle in stainless rod is located in New Plymouth's Bell Block.

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Sue Hawker

Glass Sculpture

Sue Hawker has a background in international journalism and commercial flower growing, but creating art is now her main focus.

She designs and makes intricate pate de verre sculptural works, mainly employing a flower motif, to convey emotion or to tell stories. Currently she is  developing a body of work incorporating the magic dichroic process, loosely titled “Bees' Eye View”.

Sue's work is held in national collections, including those of the Australian National Gallery in Canberra, Sir James Wallace, Sir Peter Jackson and Sir Elton John.