Represented Artists

  • Bruce Yardley

    Bruce Yardley (1)

    As the son of well-known British artists John and Brenda Yardley the considerable artistic talent of Bruce Yardley comes as no surprise. Bruce Yardley completed his first oil paintings whilst still at school some twenty-five years ago, but like so many gifted artists, his initial career was not in painting. He trained as an historian at the universities of Bristol…
  • Dianne Flynn

    Dianne Flynn (1)

    Dianne Flynn was born in 1939 in Huddersfield, England. She attended art schools in Huddersfield and Batley before going on to Manchester School of Art in 1970. She graduated three years later with a Diploma in Art and Design.
  • Douglas MacDiarmid

    Douglas MacDiarmid (7)

    Expatriate New Zealand artist, Douglas MacDiarmid, who lives in Paris, has been vitally involved with key movements in twentieth-century art. Douglas MacDiarmid’s art is held in public collections throughout New Zealand including the Alexander Turnbull Library, Wallace Arts Trust, Hocken Library, Robert McDougall Art Gallery, Dowse Art Museum, Victoria University and Te Papa Tongarewa: Museum of New Zealand. He has…
  • John Yardley

    John Yardley (4)

    John Yardley is recognised as one of the most accomplished watercolour painters of his generation. Born in Beverley, Yorkshire he commenced painting full-time in 1986 following a career in banking. Having had no formal training Yardley maintains that this has given him the freedom to find his own style. Yardley’s increasing prominence in the world of watercolours is the result…
  • Justin Boroughs

    Justin Boroughs (15)

    Justin Boroughs is a masterful painter of the angled light of morning and afternoon. He paints its presence and marks its absence. He constructs acutely defined moments of time into exquisitely detailed photorealist works as well as building profound sensations that the viewer – in the act of seeing – is actually placed there and in this way actively participating…
  • Ken Kendall

    Ken Kendall (25)

    Ken Kendall was born and raised in New Zealand. From early childhood he was deeply interested in modelling the human figure. For some years he taught art at intermediate and high schools in his home city of Auckland. In 1970 he became a professional sculptor. In the early seventies he worked exclusively in terracotta, exhibiting extensively in New Zealand, Australia…
  • Ken Knight

    Ken Knight (37)

    Ken Knight was born in Sydney in 1956. He is one of Australia’s leading plein-air painters and as such he follows a rich lineage of Australia’s famous impressionists including Arthur Streeton and Tom Roberts. His iconic landscapes are inspired by the azure blue of Sydney harbour, the sweeping drama of the Kakadu, the frosty grandeur of the Snowy Mountains and…
  • Margaret Lovell

    Margaret Lovell (45)

    Margaret Lovell is an award-winning sculptor and a Fellow of the Royal British Society of Sculptors. She is also a Member of the Royal West of England Academy, and in 2012 was awarded an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Letters by the University of Leicester. Lovell trained at the Slade School of Art in London and the Academy of Fine…
  • Paul Hanrahan

    Paul Hanrahan (17)

    Paul Hanrahan’s keen observation of everyday life allows him to paint his animated subjects with confident impressionistic brushstrokes, full of flair. Born in Christchurch, Hanrahan began his career as an advertising art director in Melbourne. Upon returning to Wellington in 1960, a brief but encouraging foray into watercolour painting resulted in three consecutive National Bank Awards.
  • Paul Hedley

    Paul Hedley (4)

    His work has been exhibited at the Royal Society of British Artists, the New English Art Club, the Royal Institute of Oil Painters, the South West Academy of Arts in Bristol and many commercial galleries both in England and overseas. Paul is particularly skilled in depicting female subjects. His paintings show his incredible ability to describe figurative form in the…
  • Piera McArthur

    Piera McArthur (22)

    With her energetic brushwork and line, Piera McArthur is best known for her colourful depictions of people in society, celebrating life in vivid works that merge figurative with abstract. It is her recognisable and original style, contained in the expressive application of paint and the scrupulous economy of line that can interpret a person’s essence in four confident strokes, that…
  • Raymond Ching

    Raymond Ching (48)

    Ray Ching was born in Wellington, New Zealand and has been called an ‘artist’s artist’ and among bird painters is a draughtsman without peer. A renowned artist of life-like portraits, Ching paints obsessively to push the boundaries of bird painting from its more familiar tradition, to break entirely new ground.
  • Sean Garwood

    Sean Garwood (19)

    Nelson based artist Sean Garwood was born in England and grew up in Western Australia. From a young age Sean was influenced by his father’s highly successful full-time painting career. Growing upon the coast near the Port town of Fremantle Western Australia and motivated by his father’s success, Sean would spend many hours sketching amongst Fremantle’s rich maritime heritage. During…
  • Shen Ming Cun

    Shen Ming Cun (10)

    Born in 1956, Professor Shen Ming Cun studied art at the University Art College of Guang Xi, China. Today he is senior oil painting teaching and research director and professor at Guang Xi Arts Institute, specialising in European classical painting. His paintings have come to focus on capturing, distilling and representing the unique traditions, costume and heritage of the minority…
  • Sir Grahame Sydney

    Sir Grahame Sydney (10)

    Considered one of New Zealand’s most pre-eminent artists, Grahame Sydney’s passion for art has remained with him since childhood. Born in 1948 in Dunedin, the landscapes of his mature works reference the majestic environment of his early years. Grahame Sydney has held numerous solo shows throughout New Zealand and his work is featured in a variety of national and international…
  • Zarahn Southon

    Zarahn Southon (5)

    Zarahn Southon is an Auckland based painter of Ngāti Tūwharetoa descent. On completion of a Bachelor of Visual Arts in 1998 Southon had several solo shows and in 2005 he was awarded a Contemporary Pacific Art Scholarship, which funded a trip to study in Florence, Italy. In 2007 he was awarded a scholarship from the classical art school Studio Escalier…

Featured Artists

  • Charles Frederick Goldie

    Charles Frederick Goldie (3)

    Charles Frederick Goldie is one of New Zealand’s best-known artist. His popularity is based largely on a spiral of record-shattering prices, together with thefts, vandalisms and forgeries, which have ensured that Goldie’s paintings are identified as prime commodities on the art market.
  • David Barker

    David Barker (7)

    David Barker was born in Chichester, England in 1941. His family moved to New Zealand in 1951.Barker received his training as an artist at Elam School of Fine Arts, and graduated in 1964 with a Bachelor with Honours.
  • Elsie Barling

    Elsie Barling (2)

    Elsie Barling (1883–1976),was a close friend of Frances Hodgkins, whom she had studied with FH in Burford. Elsie Barling was an art teacher.
  • Emile Wegelin

    Emile Wegelin (3)

    Born in Lyon on December 22, 1875 to wealthy Swiss parents, Emile Wegelin enjoyed a comfortable life and was able to pursue his artistic career without financial constraints. Emile Wegelin was above all a landscape painter and loved to paint nature as he saw it, without any exaggerated interpretation. His paintings were exhibited regularly at the Spring exhibition of the…
  • Felix Kelly

    Felix Kelly (3)

    Felix Kelly’s paintings were meticulously executed, with precisely realised architecture set against misty landscapes of drooping ivy-swathed trees or craggy peaks. In the foreground might be steam trains, canal barges – or a red-and-white striped deckchair. The latter was something of a trademark, but did not always meet with the approval of his more literal-minded clients, “That will have to…
  • Flora Scales

    Flora Scales (1)

    Born in Lower Hutt, New Zealand in 1887, Flora Scales showed an obvious talent for drawing, and at the age of 16 was sent to Christchurch to attend the Canterbury College School of Art, part time for two years. She then went to England in 1908 to study animal painting at the Frank Calderon School of Animal Painting in London…
  • Frances Mary Hodgkins

    Frances Mary Hodgkins (20)

    Frances Mary Hodgkins (1869 – 1947) is regarded as one of New Zealand’s most renowned artists. Her works capture the spirit of an era greatly influenced by Impressionism and the beginnings of en plein air painting, Post-Impressionism, Fauvism and two World Wars. With a professional life that spanned fifty-six years, Hodgkins was one of the foremost artists of her generation.…
  • Francis McCracken

    Francis McCracken (2)

    Francis McCracken was born in Northern Ireland in 1879. His family emigrated first to Australia, then to New Zealand, where he received his first art lessons at Elam School of Fine Arts under Charles Friström. McCracken’s work shares many features of the Scottish Colourists, such as attention to the painted surface over perspectival arrangement. In particular his work shows an…
  • Henri Lepetit

    Henri Lepetit (7)

    Born in Brussels in 1956, Henri began to travel widely from the age of 16, funding his trips by painting and selling his work on the spot, enabling him to get from one location to the next. Lepetit possesses a direct and fluent style, using thick, creamy paint to depict scenes including France, Italy and England. Virtually all of his…
  • Jan Nigro

    Jan Nigro (7)

    Born in Gisborne in 1920, Jan Nigro is best known for her figurative paintings, drawings and collages. Her name appears in scholarship and commentary of both Australian and New Zealand art. There are certain characteristic elements that run through much of Nigro's work. One of these is her intuitive and uninhibited use of colour - from the rich, subtly varied…
  • Katharine Church

    Katharine Church (4)

    Born in Highgate, north London, Katharine Church, known as ‘Kitty’ amongst friends and family, always wanted to paint. She trained at the Royal Academy of Arts between 1930-1933 and at the Slade between 1933 and 1934. In her early years Kitty exhibited regularly at the Royal Academy. Her first solo exhibition was in 1933 at the Wertheim Gallery. Other artists…
  • Kitty Airini Vane

    Kitty Airini Vane (3)

    Kitty Airini Vane was a prolific painter and very successful artist, renowned for her watercolours and tempera landscape paintings personifying NZ, the Pacific and Europe. Kitty Airini Vane, as she signed her paintings, was a remarkable woman who painted what she liked, recognising what would appeal to a wide audience. Her works are testament to this, many being held in…
  • Maud Sherwood

    Maud Sherwood (2)

    Late in 1925 Maud Sherwood left New Zealand after a short visit never to return again. From this point on she became a true expatriate New Zealand artist joining many of her contemporaries who followed a similar path and stayed away. The works in this exhibition whilst they span the thirty year period between 1918 and 1948 are mainly concerned…
  • Patrick Hayman

    Patrick Hayman (16)

    Patrick Hayman (1915–1988) was an English artist who worked in a variety of media including painting, drawing and three-dimensional constructions as well as poetry. Although he only lived in Cornwall for a few years, he was closely associated with the St Ives School of painters and sculptors.
  • Peter McIntyre

    Peter McIntyre (19)

    Peter McIntyre is one of New Zealand’s most famous artists due to the ever popular presence of his books in the private libraries of New Zealand families. His ability to capture the spirit and atmosphere of a scene and infuse peopleless scenes with anthropomorphic character, caused his paintings to be highly sought after. McIntyre’s contribution to New Zealand art history…
  • Peter O'Hagan

    Peter O'Hagan (14)

    Peter O’Hagan will be remembered for his spontaneous, vibrant paintings in watercolour and gouache. An artist of international repute he travelled extensively throughout Europe capturing in paint his exotic adventures and epicurean journeys. Peter exhibited at home in Auckland and at other leading galleries in London, Paris, Melbourne and Sydney. His work has been purchased for leading corporate collections including…
  • Peter Waddell

    Peter Waddell (1)

    Peter Waddell’s paintings both entertain and educate. They allow a window to history. Their historical authenticity is based on the highest scholarship using written accounts and material evidence. Added to the artist’s informed creativity is his unique painting skill, especially his ability to depict light, and the surfaces on which it falls. His work includes collaborative projects with Mount Vernon,…
  • Richard Adams

    Richard Adams (1)

    Richard Adams creates idylls in his artworks. His work is known to have a signature style, with the addition of human forms in the form of strange characters that often levitate above the ground. His humour and fertile imagination seem to know no bounds. All Adams’ paintings are produced using chalk pastel and are then fixed and soaked in a…
  • Russell Clark

    Russell Clark (1)

    Russell Stuart Cedric Clark was a New Zealand artist, illustrator, sculptor and university lecturer. He was born in Christchurch, North Canterbury, New Zealand on 27 August 1905. He attended Canterbury College School of Art from 1922 to 1928. He was an Official War Artist for New Zealand during the Second World War.
  • Samuel John Lamorna Birch

    Samuel John Lamorna Birch (2)

    Samuel John "Lamorna" Birch, RA, RWS (7 June 1869 – 7 January 1955) was an English artist in oils and watercolours. At the suggestion of fellow artist Stanhope Forbes, Birch adopted the soubriquet "Lamorna" to distinguish himself from Lionel Birch, an artist who was also working in the area at that time. In order to broaden his subject matter, Birch…
  • Shen Ming Cun

    Shen Ming Cun (10)

    Born in 1956, Professor Shen Ming Cun studied art at the University Art College of Guang Xi, China. Today he is senior oil painting teaching and research director and professor at Guang Xi Arts Institute, specialising in European classical painting. His paintings have come to focus on capturing, distilling and representing the unique traditions, costume and heritage of the minority…
  • Sir Peter Siddell

    Sir Peter Siddell (11)

    Sir Peter Siddell is identified with his depictions of the environs of Auckland in a hard-edged realist style. While his works appear to be records of actual places, most of Siddell’s paintings have a subjective component. Memory association and invention play roles in those compositions. Siddell’s work is represented in the Fletcher Challenge, Bank of New Zealand and Telecom Corporate…
  • Sir Terry Frost

    Sir Terry Frost (2)

    Throughout his extensive and highly successful career, Sir Terry Frost exhibited regularly in London at Redfern Gallery, New Art Centre, Austin/Desmond Fine Art, Leicester Galleries, the Waddington Gallery and the Mayor Gallery. Frost’s work was also exhibited in several major international exhibitions in New York, San Francisco, Dallas, Santa Barbara, Paris, Leningrad and Moscow as well as being winner of…
  • Sir William Russell Flint

    Sir William Russell Flint (15)

    Sir William Russell Flint RA. was an enigmatic British artist who was lauded as one of the greatest watercolour painters of the twentieth century. From the outset of his career Flint’s work won immediate favour, and exhibiting institutions were quick to give him official recognition. Flint regarded himself ‘first and foremost a landscape painter’ and critics of the time considered…
  • Sydney Lough Thompson

    Sydney Lough Thompson (9)

    Sydney Lough Thompson became one of the most celebrated artists of the time in New Zealand. He was also one of the first New Zealand-born painters to develop a professional career, but unlike Frances Hodgkins and Raymond McIntyre he did not cut his ties with New Zealand or attempt to define himself within the context of modern British art. From…
  • Vera Cummings

    Vera Cummings (2)

    Born in Thames in 1891, Vera (Veronica) Cummings parents were pioneer settlers of Scottish and Irish descent. After graduating from Elam, Cummings later painted alongside Goldie often sharing the same models. Their models were generally elderly Maori who lived in the Maori hostel near Parnell. Vera herself lived in Parnell near Judges Bay for nearly 60 years. During this period…