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+ Judge, Carolyn

Carolyn Judge Carolyn is a full time Auckland artist working from her home in St Heliers. Her inspirations are far reaching. Carolyn travels with her Nikon camera always looking for the next landscape or portrait. "It's not unusual for me to stop someone in the street to take a reference photo for a portrait, I'm always looking for the next subject to paint". The New Zealand landscape is all inspiring especially the South Island which she travels each year on her Harley Davidson, with her paint brushes in her pannier! Her husband Stuart is a keen and competent photographer that also takes landscape photos, and takes all the photos for her still life projects.

+ Mason, Daphne

About to turn 90, Daphne Mason has over 50 years of unbroken painting and mixed media work behind her, and even in her 80’s has been found at her easel painting vigorously almost every day. A finalist in several major NZ art awards in the 70’s and 80’s before moving overseas to London, her works are held in collections across Europe, as well as in America, China, South East Asia and Australasia. Back home again in NZ after a significant period abroad, her conservation block in Silverdale provides the space for distilling her thoughts and giving them form.

+ McCarron, Amie

Amie McCarronAmie McCarron is a contemporary New Zealand Artist specialising in encaustic, the ancient and beautiful medium of pigment suspended in a beeswax and resin base; and in contemporary paintings incorporating elements of the landscape or the figurative beauty of the female form.

Amie's work has a fiery quality as she paints intuitively preferring deep rich colours to produce pieces that are tactile, exude warmth and often create a sense of drama or romance.

+ Webber, Joanne

Joanne Webber

Born in New Zealand, Joanne Webber lives and works in Christchurch. Her paintings are informed by a variety of subjects, including history, advertising and a concern for the natural environment, with an avid interest in the sea. Work is defined by the use of bold design which dances on the canvas and draws the eye around the scene. She often uses irony to comment on events which produces quirky and thought provoking works.

+ Wood, Judy

Art by Judy WoodLargely self-taught, Judy Wood studied for a period at Whitecliffe College of Arts. She also enrolled in art classes at Te Tuhi in Pakuranga, and various weekend workshops with a number of well-known artists. Generally painting in acrylics, Judy’s style of painting embraces colour and texture and she is influenced by the coastal and bush environments around New Zealand.

> Cassin, Tracey Lee

Painting by Tracey Lee Cassin Tracey Lee Cassin is an award winning artist whose studio is in the Bay of Plenty. Her artistic style is contemporary abstract, often with the inclusion of natural and botanical elements, with works in private collections in New Zealand, Australia, USA, and Italy.

Her practice is multi faceted and explores many artistic aspects, in particular the fundamentals of space, shape and colour using a variety of mediums, which include oils, watercolours, ink and acrylics.

> Fergus, Collette

collette Known for her modern, contemporary work, Collette Fergus has two distinct styles: her serious, abstract and surrealist work, and a fun, contemporary range that includes an increasingly infamous character - Boozehag, now re-branded as Ms Chardonnay Minx.

Collette is a popular New Zealand commission artist with an ability to accurately interpret clients wishes. Her artworks sell worldwide as well as from galleries throughout New Zealand.

> Hoglund, Ola & Marie Simberg-Hoglund

Hoglund Glass ArtistsGlass artists Ola Höglund and Marie Simberg-Höglund create art glass that has earned them worldwide praise. Their glass is internationally renowned and sought after by both public and private collectors worldwide and has been included in more than 40 international exhibitions. Each unique piece explores the fluid brilliance of the crystal clear glass and reflects the movement and beauty of the natural environment. Marie also makes a wide range of glass jewellery. You find Ola & Marie’s glassblowing studio on 52 Lansdowne Road, just 5 minutes drive from Richmond and 25 minutes from Nelson and their new glass studio & gallery in Central Otago on 1767 Luggate-Cromwell Road on State Highway 6 between Cromwell and Wanaka.

> Lander, Gillian

Painting by Gillian LanderMusician and medieval musicologist as well as painter, Gillian Lander (b.1942 – resident North Shore, Auckland) paints mainly abstracted landscape, often with an underlying political, literary, contemplative or religious reference. She particularly feels indebted to the French Impressionists of landscape such as Cezanne and Monet, New Zealand's Colin McCahon (of course), El Greco, and she loves the work of Turner. She seeks not to produce merely narrative or trendy art. Fashion is of no consequence. Her heritage is pioneer NZ and Western European - even Celtic.

> Laubscher, Carol

Sculpture by Carol LaubscherOriginally from South Africa, Carol Laubscher lives in Wellington, and is enjoying working in her own studio in Lower Hutt. She has always been drawing, and discovered clay a while after leaving school. She loves the malleability and 3-dimensionality of clay, and the way it responds to your hands to become a living piece of art. More recently Carol discovered paper clay, and has a passion for imitating the beauty of the human form and face.

> Laubscher, Peter

Painting Peter LaubscherPeter Laubscher has been painting most of his life, off and on, placing work in local galleries. Always drawing as a child, going on to line and wash, moving to water-colours and currently works in acrylics. He enjoys botanical themes and landscape and tries to put a stylization into the subject, steering away from the painstaking demands of realism. Painting subjects range from large flower panels to landscapes and mixed themes.
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> Quinlan, David

Painting by David Quinlan Art has been David's passion since his teenage years in the UK and winning a number of art prizes before leaving school. Trained as an architect he pursued a successful career in the UK before emigrating to New Zealand. In 2010 David left the corporate world and set up in a studio at Ararimu. His paintings are unashamedly both representational and evocative. He is conscious of pattern and structure in the subjects and of those spaces beyond that intrigue the onlooker. David sees his task as one of simplification and rationalisation, using colour and tonal quality to reinterpret and invite the viewer in. Painting is an exciting journey as interpretation and representation changes in response to the layering of colour and abutting of impasto oils until that point is reached which just feels so right. David's work is held in private collections in New Zealand, Australia and the UK.

> Ready, Kathy

Painting by Kathy Ready

Originating from Whangarei, Kathy completed her B.A. (Fine Arts) with Honours in Perth, Australia before relocating to Europe to focus on developing her own unique style. Kathy is now based in Auckland.

Enjoying the open interpretation that abstraction brings, Kathy works from mental snapshots of her physical and emotional environment, intuitively extracting the essence of what has been captured. She fills her canvases with broad brushstrokes, combining visceral colour and form. Each painting is built up in layers and as the layering process repeats itself, Kathy centers on making the colours come alive – the painting gaining more depth and detail until completion.

> Smith, Carol

Carol SmiuthCarol Smith is a West Auckland artist who has exhibited regularly since completion of a Bachelor of Visual Arts in 2009. She loves experimenting with different techniques and media, but her passion is painting in acrylic on canvas. She creates imaginative and evocative paintings inspired by the New Zealand landscape and her interests in astronomy and the nature of reality.

Carol works from her studio "Pathway Studio and Gallery" in the Waitakere ranges where she also runs adult art classes.
Pathway Studio and Gallery


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