Paula McNeill – The Collection

Size: 40 cm x 30 cm

Artwork date: 2005

Medium: Mixed media, collected items

Paula lives near Tairua in the beautiful Coromandel. She specialises in abstract works and takes inspiration from the unique Coromandel landscape to create her colourful works. This piece however is simply a collection of interesting found objects.

 

Ross Lee – Lake Te Anau

Size: 51 cm x 92 cm

Artwork date: 2016

Medium: Oil on stretch canvas

Ross is a professional landscape artist based in the Bay of Plenty. His realistic paintings capture the beauty of nature and the peace and tranquility of the particular setting. His ability to capture the light and majestic feel of powerful skies and looming mountains helps to create the illusion of actually being there.

Jessica Collins – Te Ao Hurihuri

Size: 15 cm x 60 cm

Artwork date: 2015

Medium: White acrylic pen on canvas paper

Jessica is a past “post K” student which is one of the programmes run by FYD (Foundation for Youth Development). FYD has also run the KiwiCan programme which Treasured Art funds go towards. This piece represents the way that Aotearoa has changed and continues to change and was inspired by the way that FYD helped Jessica get through changes in her life.

Julia Blackler – Two Cups

Size: 50 cm x 50 cm

Artwork date: 2007

Medium: Oil

Julia has been painting for over 25 years and is self taught. She has worked in various areas including stained glass, porcelain, spinning and wool dying. More recently she has been concentrating on painting as well as watercolour and pastel and has a varied style including contemporary and impressionistic. She has a particular interest in still life featuring unusual objects.

Lynne Brown – Light up my Life

Size: 39 cm x 36 cm

Artwork date: 2015

Medium: Acrylic on board framed

Lynne has been painting for a number of years enjoying the spontaneity of acrylic on canvas. She uses a layered transparent paint technique to build up and develop her abstract style. She enjoys landscape, combining the recognisable with the imaginary. This piece depicting autumn trees uses her technique of layering to achieve depth as well as featuring gold leaf.

Ben Reid – Molesworth

Size: 55 cm x 76 cm

Artwork date: 2016

Medium: Watercolour wash & graphite

Ben is a mixed media artist and printmaker who lives in Hanmer Springs. His mixed media works are based on studies of historic buildings from around New Zealand that are of interest to him. Inspiration for his prints come from the fragile relationship that New Zealanders have with their natural environment and features endangered animals and birds.

Raymond Jennings – Historic Wharf Street 1914

Size: 78 cm x 135 cm

Artwork date: 2016

Medium: Pencil with UV varnish-wash on canvas

Raymond is an Auckland based artist who is known for his colourful oil paintings, pen and ink drawings and sculpture. This pen and ink work depicting Wharf St in Tauranga in 1914 is one of a series of large works that aims to lift the past into our present. Historic scenes like this are often only seen as small photographs in books rather than as large works like this piece.

Denis Ebatarinja – Wombat Dreaming

Size: 66 cm x 72 cm

Artwork date: 1980’s

Medium: Oil on canvas

Denis Ebatarinja now in his 80’s is an Aboriginal artist from the Northern Territory. This work from the 1980’s captures the very important spiritual and physical connection between animals and the land that Aboriginals believe exists and also features the traditional colourful dabbing brushwork symbolic of Aboriginal art. As well as paintings he is known for his earthenware pieces one of which is held by the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne.

Fiona Kerr Gedson – GE Mandala Mini

Size: 32 cm x 32 cm

Artwork date: 2016

Medium: Pheasant and peacock feathers

Fiona lives and works from her home studio near Opotiki and is a celebrated and respected member of the New Zealand art scene. Her work includes intricate weaving and collages using feathers in a fusion of Maori weaving styles and European materials. These are then elegantly displayed behind glass in their own frame. She exhibits nationally as well as internationally and has won numerous awards.

Anna Palmer – Piwakawaka and Clematis

Size: Anna Palmer

Artwork date: 2016

Medium: Conte pastel on paper

Anna has been a professional artist since 1989 and lives near Warkworth north of Auckland. She draws primarily in conte pastel onto black paper and uses strong colour to create energy and form. Her subject is often inspired from our bush and coastal scenes.