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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

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

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

De Flute Glass

"A life long fascination with moving colour and  light motivates this glass blower. His work has a sense of movement, an instant of fluid light and colour frozen in glass. Ron is intrigued by the elusive challenge of capturing the shifting qualities of  light and colour as the glass moves from a flowing, molten state into a cool, hard, solid shape.Like the Italian glass blowers, Ron works ”hot and  fast”, with few tools, working the glass quickly whilst it is fluid and hot, re...

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

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

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

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

James Atutahi

James grew up in Maketu on the East Coast of the North Island of New Zealand. His Mother is of Nga Puhi, Ngati Hine, from Pipiwai in Northland. Separating from his Pakeha Father, while pregnant with James, James’s Mother moved to Maketu, met and married his Stepfather (Dad) who is of Te Arawa, Ngati Makino. At the age of 12 James learnt to Surf at Maketu & since then Surfing and the ocean in general have featured predominantly in James’s life. In ...

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

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

Lisa West

Lisa was born in Tauranga and began her jewellery training in 1986. She studied various aspects of jewellery design and production before gaining a Certificate in Craft and Design in 1989, and a Diploma of Applied Arts in 1991, from Hungry Creek Art and Craft School.After moving to Auckland in 1993 Lisa began to make flame worked glass beads under the tutelage of glass artist Peter Viesnik. She now uses that skill in combination in her work.Lisa has been able to create jewellery full time since ...

October 18, 2020

LYNDEN OVER

Lynden has studied glass extensively.He completed a Diploma of Applied Arts at the Northland Polytechnic majoring in Jewellery and Glass.On completion of his studies he rented a local glass studio and developed his own range of collectable pieces.He has worked in studios alongside some of New Zealand’s top glass blowers including Peter Viesnik, John Penman and the late Lynette Campbell.In 2002 Lynden opened Lava Glass Studio near Taupo where he works with a small but talented team producing so...

October 17, 2020

Lukeke Design

In recent years Katherine Rutecki (New York, USA) and Luke Jacomb (Auckland, New Zealand) have respectively risen to the forefront of the international studio glass movement. In 2006 they introduced Lukeke Design and created a studio in Avondale, Auckland (New Zealand), where they still operate from today."We collaborate to produce an affordable range of handmade cast and blown glass works. We want to bring beautiful glass work into people's homes."Their reputation is already firmly established ...

October 17, 2020

Lyndy Wilson

I am a full time Waikato artist of Tainui descent. Growing up and living in Ngaruawahia, I am surrounded by the majestic Hakarimata ranges and the Waipa and Waikato rivers. This natural beauty is a constant source of inspiration.Art and creativity have always been a passion, painting in particular. Although self-taught, in 2003 I was awarded an Arts Waikato Scholarship (nominated by the Raupatu Lands Trust) which enabled me to complete a Diploma of Art and Creativity through the learning Connexi...

October 16, 2020

Lynne Brown

Lynne Brown is a New Zealand Painter who creates beautiful, emotional and feminine pieces – but she hasn’t always worked purely as an artist. It was as she neared her fifth decade that she decided to seize the day and explore her passion full time, and she is never looking back.Lynne uses the land around her as her form of inspiration. “The natural environment in which I am lucky enough to live is a constant yet ever-changing source of inspiration for my art. I am lucky to be surrounded by...

October 15, 2020

MAGGIE DE GRAUW

“I have an endless fascination and passion for unusual costume jewellery.The intricate designs of seashells and feathers, the chemistry of our planet thatcreates gemstones, the variety of pods that carry seeds, are an inexhaustible sourceof inspiration to me.I search for unusual ingredients to create my own organic beads, which arecombined to make unique pieces that will be treasured forever.Thank you for giving one of my pieces a home. With gratitude.Maggie."...

October 14, 2020

Maree White

Maree White is a self-taught artist who has been painting for over 22 years.  Her first solo show was at the age of ten in South Canterbury. In her early twenties she resided in Reefton on the West Coast where she painted many Murals around the town. Upon turning 30 White shifted to Waimate South and took up painting full time.  At this stage she also started to teach people how to paint.  Here in her large Woolshed studio she painted a large 9m by 2m work for a film com...

October 13, 2020

Mariska de Jagger

"I have always been intrigued by the human form and its laws. Every face tells a story - whether that be fear, despair, love, hope, anxiety or dreams. I love the lines of the eyes and the way a person's mouth changes along with their emotions. My aim is to capture these emotions and for the viewer to identify with the emotions I try and realise through my work. All my work reflects  my own feelings and  experiences. Fragility is a recurring theme in most of my finished pieces...Humans ...

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