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Alison Blain

Alison Blain is well-known as one of New Zealand’s best-loved jewellers.Based in Tauranga, her designs are timeless, feminine and sophisticated. Using custom-cut stones, she combines her passion for colour and traditional craftsmanship.Alison skilfully uses her love of texture to enhance the natural beauty of gemstones and precious metals.Her gold and silver jewellery is highly-sought-after, and held in private collections, nationwide.Heritage Gallery is very pleased to stock Alison’s jewels...

October 30, 2020

Amber Smith

Amber Smith is a printmaker from Nelson who is also well known for her work in ceramics. The imagery that Smith uses in her prints and ceramic pieces, are Amber’s exploration of her wairoa (spirit) and what it means to come from Aotearoa. The artist says “I love words and nearly always use them in my work. Maori whakatauki (proverbs) and waiata aroha (songs about the nature of love) have such an emotional resonance that they become part of the image itself.”Heritage Gallery is pleased to r...

October 29, 2020

Ancient Kauri

This bowl is hand turned using Kauri extracted from swamps in the far north of New Zealand, where forests have been preserved underground since before the last Ice age. Radiocarbon dating conducted by the University of Waikato confirms that these giant forests grew up to 50,000 years ago when Moa and other now extinct bird life ruled the forest....

October 27, 2020

Bernadette Parsons

Bernadette is one of New Zealand’s foremost watercolourists. She has been painting for approximately 20 years, mostly self taught, but has taken every opportunity to attend workshops here and overseas by international renowned watercolouristsHer works have sold widely, and have been published in ‘New Zealand in Watercolour’ and ‘Impressions of New Zealand’ by Denis Robinson. She tutors from home and also takes en plein air groups around New Zealand.Over the years Bernadette has won man...

October 26, 2020

Bill Goodwin

Although of Tuhoe descent Bill spent his childhood in and around Hokitika, and spent time on the Arahura, the beginning of the Pounamu trail, with Ngai Tahu family. Bill spent years collecting stones, rocks and gum and with a background in engineering he already had the skills to become a carver.Bill and his partner Brookey now live in the Far North where they live off their land and also run a business distributing pounamu from some of New Zealand’s best known carvers.With his respect and kno...

October 25, 2020

Carole Hughes

Carole Hughes is a Cambridge artist who has a passion for colour and for the style of the Fauve artists, Matisse, Derain, Dufy , Braque and Vlaminck. Fauvism was characterized mainly by expressionist work and intense colour.  Hughes describes herself as an Expressionist and has huge admiration for artists like Paul Gaugin, Ernst Kirchner, Kandinsky and Max Beckman who were all German Expressionists in the 20th century. The use of colour, the bold thick strokes and almost primitive and naïv...

October 24, 2020

Brian Strong

Brian Strong began his career as an artist in Nelson from where he attended Canterbury University completing a diploma of Fine Arts with honours. His early career was spent in art education as a teacher and examiner, but in latter years ,demand for his painting has made it a fulltime commitment.Brian‘s paintings are strongly influenced by the land and culture of New Zealand.The landscape in particular is the constant provocation and inspiration behind his paintings. In recent work the landscap...

October 24, 2020

Craig Fletcher

Viewers new to Craig Fletcher’s work frequently believe they are looking at the actual object, be it pebble, bumblebee or seaweed without realising that they are the creation of the ceramicist.  His plaques are low-relief sculptures washed with watercolour, occasionally highlighted with gold leaf. They begin as a pencil drawing on paper. This is drawn onto a slab of clay which becomes the original sculpture.  Once completed, up to fifteen impressions are made in the clay so destroyin...

October 23, 2020

Chris Jones

Chris has always been interested in design and went to university to study 3 D design, specialising in glass.Having returned for further studies, he eventually joined the well known Neil Wilkin Glass Studios in Frome, Somerset, UK. There he quickly rose through the ranks as his work was getting noticed.The work often involved creating work for well known overseas artists like Peter Bremers, Floris Meydam and Meno Jonker. His specialty at this time was the larger pieces which require particular s...

October 23, 2020

Dulcie Draper

Dulcie was born in 1940 and although she has lived in Canada and Australia, she has returned to live in New Zealand.Clay has been her preferred medium in artistic expression for over 43 years, although she enjoys painting as well.Each piece is individually handmade, original and one of a kind. Colour variances and mistakes are left as they are part of the process.Although clay is relatively valueless in its raw state, it can be transformed by pushing, scraping and paddling into almost any imagin...

October 22, 2020

Duncan Shearer

Duncan is a studio potter. Originally Auckland based, he and his partner moved to the Waikato and for the last few years they have been busy developing a pottery studio and building kilns. Duncan specialises mainly in wheel throwing and has a 'soft spot' for making bottles. He enjoys wood firing and vapour glazing. A very clever kiln designer, Duncan has built a number of wood fired, gas and diesel fuelled kilns in the country and overseas. His expertise and total understanding of the ...

October 22, 2020

Fiona Tunnicliffe

Fiona’s passion for clay was kindled and encouraged during her school years. She under took the ceramics course at Wanganui Polytechnic, expanding her knowledge and expertise under the tuition of George Kojis, Ross Mitchell-Anyon and Paul Windspear.She has a Diploma of Ceramic Arts  through  Otago Polytechnic.Now a resident of Putaruru, Fiona has exhibited extensively locally and received awards in the Bay Arts and Taupo Arts Society exhibitions.She also has had work accepted for num...

October 21, 2020

Francis Kirkham

Francis Kirkham contemporary jeweller is in the stunning Wairarapa region of New Zealand. I look out at the Tararua Mountains from my workshop and feel blessed every day I see them. My jewellery is simple and timeless. I want people to be wearing it for years and so I tread a narrow path between style and function. My wife and friends are always happy to wear my work to test it in everyday conditions (if you call gardening, tramping and rock climbing everyday stuff). I guarantee my work uncondit...

October 21, 2020

Heather Leonard

Heather is a professional artist who has great success, winning several art awards and exhibiting widely. Mostly self taught, it was a return to college as a adult student where a term of Life Drawing classes sparked her interest in painting people. Since then Heather has focused solely on the human form, portraying personality and personal relationships with her brush. The candid humour of her groups is wonderful, often enabling the viewer to identify with the character...

October 21, 2020

HELENA VERHAAREN

Born in Tilburg, Holland, I am a self-taught artist currently working with oil pastel and gouache on paper and acrylic on canvas. I have been painting professionally for over 24 years. I have travelled frequently to Tuscany and Provence where I have found the people, countryside and villages wonderful to paint.The grandeur, starkness and natural beauty of the South Island and the coastal contrasts of the bush and sea of the North Island are currently my inspiration and source of joy.Helena ...

October 20, 2020

Hana Ott

‘Born in Prague, a true Bohemian.... using an extensive palette of natural art materials-silver, copper, stone, bronze, opal, clay, wood.Coming from a rich historical background, Hana creates her own history and weaves a very tangible magic in Northland by her hands. A spice of Europe with Pacific flavour.’Hana had 4 years attending design school in Prague followed by 4 years Literature study at Prague University. After moving to New Zealand, Hana obtained a Diploma in Design majoring in jew...

October 20, 2020

Heidi McCulloch

Heidi is a self-taught artist who has been painting and drawing for over 25 years. She paints in oils, preferring their rich colour and the textures she can create..Her inspiration comes from our beautiful New Zealand landscape. In Heidi’s spare time she enjoys walking in the bush and around the coastal areas of the Coromandel where she lives.Heritage Gallery is pleased to show Heidi’s ‘snapshots’ of New Zealand – lovely oils on small canvases....

October 20, 2020

Hayley Hamilton

I attended Central St Martins School of Art in London. I emigrated to NZ in 1997 and have been a full time artist since 2001, running an open studio workshop, using clay, painting and a little commercial illustration.  I consider myself to be an illustrator, a visual storyteller and a painter. After the practical restraints of using clay artistically for so many year I love the freedom of painting.  To paint has always been my treat, my indulgence, and an essential part of my crea...

October 20, 2020

Jennie de Groot

"My paintings are a place where reality, imagination and memory all have equal tenancy. Works come from memories of an actual situation or place that is transformed over time by the mind and hand. I am interested in the tension between suggestion and representation in the presentation of my work. The painting process has to be fresh and interesting for my own sanity. I use oils and let paint drip, build up layers, scrape back, flick it around and use my tools to create marks that remain in the f...

October 19, 2020

Jay Lloyd

‘Bronze holds the same allure for me as it did for all those who have worked it over the centuries. I like my work to have simple clear lines and I take pride in the hand crafted nature ofwhat I do. The process is as important as the finished product.Everything I make is individually cast and finished by hand to capture the warmth andbeauty for everyone to enjoy.We moved from South Africa to Waiheke Island in 2010 where I established my newstudio and foundry.I make a variety from jewellery to ...

October 19, 2020

Jane Galloway

“I graduated from Elam in 1976 after majoring in painting.I have lived in Raglan since 1990 and have painted the area extensively, specializing in the more difficult medium of water colour.   More recently, galleries have requested work on canvas which is more suited to contemporary architecture.  I enjoy painting the wildness and ‘emptiness’ of the West Coast, and in recording the best-loved places Raglan is known for. There is a lot to record before pressures of developmen...

October 19, 2020

Justin Culina

“I was born in 1982 in Anacortes, Washington. From an early age ,I have had an interest in art and the natural world. This has inspired me to develop and produce works reflecting the fluidity and suspension of movement that is so prevalent in glass design. I studied glass at Wanganui in 2002, after which I worked alongside New Zealand and international glass artists. Clearly I am committed for a lifetime now. I progressed to the development of my Whangarei-based hot glass studio, Culina G...

October 18, 2020

John Keith Reed

Born in England and emigrating to Dunedin in 1954, Keith attended school there and at an early age showed great promise as an artist. At 16 he held his first exhibition and sold most of the 60 works on show.In the 60s he moved to study at the University of Canterbury School of Fine Arts, attaining his diploma of Fine Arts in 1968. He exhibited widely throughout the South Island during that period.In 1996 Fisher’s Fine Arts of Christchurch sponsored a painting and study trip to England, France ...

October 18, 2020

Julian Godfrey

Julian has his own unique view of the world which can be seen in his drawing style which involves intense pattern making of images both abstract and naive. His representational drawings with their simple subjects have moved people to tears at times as they convey a true purity of spirit. Julian spends a lot of time working on his art at home. He is interested in doing detailed work with lots of texture. He likes making patterns but also likes to draw landscapes and people. Julian’s drawings ar...

October 18, 2020

Julie Whyman

"I am a self taught artist, who enjoys working within the boundaries of acrylic and pastel. I have had a love of arts and craft since childhood, and through practice and exploration, have discovered my natural ability for painting. I am attracted to vibrant colour and form found in nature, and my paintings are a colourful, beautiful expression of my own style. It is important to me that they are of excellent quality. My work is held in private collections throughout New Zealand, America and...

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