Hayley Hamilton painting

Hayley Hamilton

HAYLEY HAMILTON I consider myself to be an illustrator, a visual storyteller and then a painter. After the practical restraints of using clay artistically for so many years I love the freedom of painting. To paint has always been my treat, my indulgence and an essential part of my creativity. I am striving for a…

Jane Galloway Portrait

Jane Galloway

JANE GALLOWAY Jane Galloway is an Elam graduate whose creativity encompasses a range of styles and media-abstract painting, portraits, landscapes and prints inspired by the history of art and furnishing design with New Zealand flora and fauna as subject matter. Jane’s work method for her limited edition prints includes painting and drawing on paper, collage…

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Marise Rarere

MARISE RARERE Marise is a full time artist working from Artists at Work Studios and Gallery, 5B Wainui Road, (behind Zinnia). The past year has been very busy juggling running the new art space, which she shares with artist Jane Galloway, with finding time to create her drawings and paintings. She is also currently researching…

Mary Spacapan

Mary Spacapan

MARY SPACAPAN In pursuit of all that is beautiful. Mary Spacapan’s work is strongly gestural, using colour, composition and rich, buildable texture to explore the animated nature of our whenua. Her latest body of work serves as a heart map to her examination into the subject of identity as it relates to space and place.…

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Miranda J Caird

MIRANDA J CAIRD Education: Majored in Art at Wellington Teacher’s College graduating in 1992. Residency: A six week residency offered by the MacKenzie Country Arts Council in 2011. Awards: Merit Award, the Great Waikato Art Show 2009. Open Class Award, Waimarino Art Awards 2010 Miranda is a prolific, full time Artist, based at Whale Bay,…

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Ross Thornton Jones

ROSS THORNTON JONES Ross Thornton Jones started painting after an injury took his focus away from the ocean and created an opportunity to find a new passion. Today, painting is his main focus and the thing he enjoys more than almost anything else. Using bright colours to stir the mind into what may be light…

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Sam Mathers

SAM MATHERS Bio Sam Mathers grew up in Raglan, New Zealand. He Has traveled and lived all over the world working as a full time artist. Sam held his first solo exhibition in Raglan in 2011 where he was spotted by Antonio Navas, Saatchi & Saatchi’s Art Director who commissioned him to paint a mural…

Simon Blanchett

Simon Blanchett

SIMON BLANCHETT Born in ‘93 on a cold summers day, one could assume Simon picked up a paintbrush before he learned to walk. Although that probably isn’t completely true, Sim has always been drawing and will likely never stop. Passionate about graffiti and street art, after completing his Bachelor of Media Arts Sim traveled the…

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Tessa Skerman

TESSA SKERMAN Tessa is an abstract mixed media artist based in Te Mata, Raglan. In recent years she has been exploring the idea of ‘paint, slice and re-create’. It is a concept that came to her a few years ago where she just wanted to ‘get deep’ into the painting. So she tried something original…

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Toni Kingstone

TONI KINGSTONE “My work is inspired by nature-I create peaceful artworks that the viewer can connect with on an emotional level, a subtle memory of a time or place that holds special significance for them.” Toni’s circular ‘Horizon’ series explores the complexities of colour blending and layering, using pouring mediums and specifically altered acrylic paints…