Artists

Sue Collins

Sue Collins Sue Collins grew up on Waiheke Island, in the Hauraki Gulf and is now living in Mt Eden, Auckland. Sue has continued to study different forms of art including bronze casting, sculpture and painting and has completed a Diploma in Graphic and Commercial Art. Sue has painted throughout her life, and for a…

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Ruth Cole

Ruth Cole Ruth was Born in Winchester England in 1961 and emigrated to New Zealand in 1972.  She graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Elam Auckland University.  In 1988, she graduated with a Masters in Fine Arts (1st Class Hons). Ruth tutored at Elam School of Fine Arts from 1986 before moving to…

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Ben Clarke

Ben Clarke Ben Clarke received a BA (Hons) in Fine Art from Northumbria University, Newcastle Upon Tyne In this time he built up a strong following and was collected by corporate and private collectors.  Ben lives in the United Kingdom in Buckinghamshire. Artwork Eamples of Ben’s artwork can be seen at Mobile Art Gallery, 23…

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Lisa Chandler

Lisa Chandler Lisa Chandler was born in Southend-on-Sea in 1969 and immigrated with her parents to New Zealand in 1978. Chandler expressed herself through art and design at school in Wellington winning the National Bank Art Award for 18 years of age and under at age 16. She completed a Diploma in Visual Communication Design…

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Miranda Jane Caird

Miranda Jane Caird NZ artist Miranda is largely self-taught, although she majored in art at Wellington Teachers College and showed an early talent for painting, receiving a distinction in art at High School. Inspiration Miranda Jane Card, NZ Artist, is influenced by European Impressionists and New Zealand painters, especially Rita Angus and Don Binney.  Miranda describes…

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Gretl Barzotto

Gretl Barzotto Gretl Barzotto has been a designer for over 20 years.   Gretl is used to ordered process. In contrast, her experimental art practice expresses personal freedom. She experiments with different mediums.  She loves to use materials which allow her to have an ongoing conversation with the canvas as the work unfolds. Artwork Examples…

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Rachel Rush

Rachel Rush Rachel was born on the North Shore of Auckland and discovered a passion for art while at high school.  A self-taught artist, Rachel started painting in the early 1990s.  Around 2009 she started painting full time. Originally painting landscapes in oil, in the last few years she has moved into acrylics. Rachel says,…

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Ian Axtell

Ian Axtell Ian Axtell immigrated to Auckland, New Zealand from England in 1973 with his wife and young family. Axtell gained a Bachelor of Arts in 1986 with the intention of becoming a teacher; he was also working as an artist in pottery, sculpture and painting. In 2007 he completed a Graduate Diploma in painting…

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Julie Allen

Julie Allen New Zealand born during the 1950s, at 17 Julie lived in Germany UK and Canada for 2 years where Women’s liberation, London pop art, German abstract expressionism, exuberant Spanish colour, transcendental philosophies, and simple Inuit Canadian art impacted her for life. Back in Parnell Auckland in her 20’s, she worked in advertising and…

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Richard Adams

Richard Adams   Born in London in 1957, Richard Adams first exhibited his paintings in 1982 in Wellington. Since then, the Auckland based artist and accomplished jazz violinist has become nationally and internationally renowned for his work, exhibiting in Tokyo, Sydney, New York, London, Hong Kong and Dubai, as well as locally. Richard Wolfe suggests…

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Andrew Turner

Andrew Turner Andrew Turner is a Scottish artist raised in Dubai, who moved to New Zealand in the late eighties. His brightly coloured abstract shapes are a style Turner has been working on for some time, citing Wellington artist Robert McCleod as mentor who taught him a lot and influenced him even more. Turner says…

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Judy Wood

Judy Wood – NZ Artist Judy Wood was influenced at an early age by her Mother Ann McNair who paints in acrylic and watercolour in the Coromandel. Judy and Ann held exhibitions together for many years at the local Coromandel Hall and have jointly sold many hundreds of works to New Zealand and overseas buyers.…

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