Represented Artists

  • Bruce Yardley

    Bruce Yardley (2)

    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…
  • Ken Kendall

    Ken Kendall (16)

    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 (46)

    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 (30)

    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 (5)

    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 (19)

    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 (43)

    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.
  • Shen Ming Cun

    Shen Ming Cun (8)

    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 (11)

    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 (4)

    Zarahn Southon is an Auckland based painter. 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. Southon has exhibited regularly at the New Zealand Portrait Gallery in Wellington. Public institutions holding Southon’s works include…

Featured Artists

  • Albert Irvin

    Albert Irvin (5)

    Albert Irvin was an abstract expressionist painter who often worked on a grand scale, and his work became increasingly vibrant with age, reflecting his affirmative view of life and art. His paintings were distinguished by sweeps of colour, giving the illusion of depth, and the inclusion of dynamic marks and gestures produced by the handheld brush. He also used a…
  • Allen Jones

    Allen Jones (1)

    Allen Jones RA is a British pop artist best known for his paintings, sculptures, and lithography. He was awarded the Prix des Jeunes Artistes at the 1963 Paris Biennale. He is a Senior Academician at the Royal Academy of Arts.
  • Archibald Frank Nicoll

    Archibald Frank Nicoll (1)

    Archibald Frank Nicoll was born at Lincoln, Canterbury, on 14 June 1886, the fifth of six children of Alexander Nicoll, a farmer, and his wife, Eliza Pannett. He was educated at Springston School from 1891 to 1899 and Christchurch Boys' High School from 1900 to 1902. In 1903 he joined the Union Steam Ship Company of New Zealand as a…
  • Beatrice Seddon

    Beatrice Seddon (2)

    Beatrice Ann Seddon was a New Zealand artist. Her works are held in the collection of the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa.
  • Brent Wong

    Brent Wong (1)

    The striking and seemingly inexplicable scenes of Brent Wong startled and enthralled a Wellington public in his first solo show of 1969. His exquisitely rendered visions soon took their hold nation-wide. What has characterised Brent Wong’s paintings is his meticulous technique, the heightened realism of his landscapes and buildings and the monoliths and labyrinths which have become his signature. For…
  • Charles Frederick Goldie

    Charles Frederick Goldie (2)

    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.
  • Christopher Perkins

    Christopher Perkins (4)

    Christopher Perkins’ art centered around nature, particularly landscape. His compositions reflect the influence of Cézanne. He emphasized rhythms and patterns, simplifying and flattering the formations and using clear, strong lines. The New Zealanders found his choice of subjects startlingly contemporary.
  • David Boyd

    David Boyd (1)

    David Fielding Gough Boyd OAM was an Australian artist, and a member of the Boyd artistic dynasty.
  • Di ffrench

    Di ffrench (4)

    Di ffrench was a New Zealand photographic and performance artist and sculptor. Her work is in the collection of Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki and the Hocken Collections in Dunedin.
  • Edward Noott

    Edward Noott (1)

    Edward has exhibited consistently at the Royal Institute of Painters in Oils, the Royal Birmingham Society of painters and also the Royal West of England Academy. His solo exhibitions have been well received both in England and America, with exhibitions in Broadway, Worcestershire, Bristol, Naples and New Jersey. Working extensively in oil paints, Edward is able to build up a…
  • Emile Wegelin

    Emile Wegelin (1)

    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 (1)

    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 (12)

    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 (1)

    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…
  • George Haité

    George Haité (1)

    George Charles Haité was an English designer, painter, illustrator and writer. His most famous work is the iconic cover design of the Strand Magazine, launched in 1891, which helped popularise the Sherlock Holmes stories of Arthur Conan Doyle.
  • Girolamo Pieri Nerli

    Girolamo Pieri Nerli (2)

    Girolamo Pieri Nerli was born an Italian Marchese at the Palazzo Pieri Pecci in Siena. In June of 1893 he moved to New Zealand and taught at the Dunedin School of Art while also privately tutoring Frances Hodgkins. Nerli’s predilection for open-air genre paintings such as farm girls with turkeys seemed to strengthen Frances Hodgkins’ likening for similar subject matter.…
  • 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…
  • Henry Grant Lloyd

    Henry Grant Lloyd (1)

    Henry Grant Lloyd (1830-1904), was born on 6 January 1830 at Chester, England. Much of Lloyd's early work is hasty and crude, with heavy over-painting and rather unpleasant colouring. In later years he sometimes used larger areas of clear wash, pale and delicate in tone, which with the white of the paper helped to achieve an air of simplicity and…
  • Henry William Kirkwood

    Henry William Kirkwood (3)

    Born Berwick-on-Tweed, arriving in New Zealand ca 1879. He initially lived in Dunedin and Nelson, moving to Wellington ca 1900. He lived in New Plymouth 1904-1910, in Wanganui until about 1914, Palmerston North 1916, Napier 1917 and Auckland 1918-1922, with short periods in Whangarei and New Plymouth after this. In 1924, he moved to Sydney to live with his son.…
  • Jan Nigro

    Jan Nigro (6)

    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…
  • John Gully

    John Gully (1)

    John Gully was a New Zealand landscape painter. He was born in Bath, and was the son of Philip Gully, a porter, and Mary Vincent. Gully's formal education finished when he was apprenticed to Stothert's foundry aged around 13. He worked in the designing and drafting department.
  • John Piper

    John Piper (1)

    John Piper (1903-1992) was born in Epsom, England, and educated at Epsom College, the Richmond School of Art and the Royal College of Art, London. He was a painter, printmaker and designer, whose work often focused on the British landscape, especially churches and monuments. Some of his most memorable works were done as an official war artist during World War…
  • John Skeaping

    John Skeaping (1)

    Born in 1901 in Essex, John Skeaping trained at the Blackheath School of Art, Goldsmiths College, the Central School of Art and Crafts and the Royal Academy Schools. In 1922 he first exhibited at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition. While in Italy in 1925, Skeaping married the artist Barbara Hepworth. Skeaping is best known for his animal subjects that combined…
  • Justin Boroughs

    Justin Boroughs (8)

    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…
  • Katharine Church

    Katharine Church (3)

    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…
  • Keith Money

    Keith Money (4)

    Throughout his wide-ranging career, Keith Money has painted a diverse range of subjects, and for a decade, his equestrian landscapes were sold at ‘top of the range’ prices. In the eighties, Money’s working hand was struck by a condition akin to that which affects some pianists, and his painting ceased for six years; then, almost miraculously, the hand righted itself,…
  • Layla Walter

    Layla Walter (4)

    New Zealand based glass caster Layla Walter has a Bachelor of Applied Arts, Glass major (1998), from Unitec, NZ. Maintaining a career in glass since then, she exhibits in NZ, Australia and USA. She also worked for Ann Robinson from 1996 to 2011. Walter has received the Saxe Award, TA positions at Pilchuck Glass School, USA, AMP Achievers Award and…
  • 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 Caulfield

    Patrick Caulfield (3)

    Patrick Joseph Caulfield was an English painter & printmaker known for his bold canvases, which often incorporated elements of photorealism within a pared-down scene. Caulfield’s paintings are figurative, often portraying a few simple objects in an interior. Typically, he used flat areas of simple colour surrounded by black outlines. From the mid-1970s Caulfield incorporated more detailed, realistic elements into his…
  • Patrick Hayman

    Patrick Hayman (14)

    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 (8)

    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 (4)

    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…
  • Rick Lewis

    Rick Lewis (1)

    Rick Lewis MBE ARA was born in County Down. A former professional football player, Rick turned to art after an injury side-lined his career, first working for Royal Worcester. Working with Royal Worcester, brought out yet another skill, in that Rick became renowned for his sculpting and design in porcelain, and bronze. He later started his own ceramic business, Hereford…
  • Robert Atkinson

    Robert Atkinson (1)

    Robert Atkinson (1863-1896) was a painter and illustrator known for his charming paintings of life in Colonial New Zealand and Australia; in particular his scenes of children, Maori, and of life at the Australian Artists Camp near Balmoral. During his lifetime he gained favourable reviews and was described as an ‘artist of rising fame’  (Sydney Morning Herald , 8 December 1887) before his…
  • 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…
  • Sean Garwood

    Sean Garwood (23)

    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…
  • Sir Peter Siddell

    Sir Peter Siddell (4)

    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 (3)

    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 (14)

    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 (4)

    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…
  • Timothy Thompson

    Timothy Thompson (10)

    Timothy Thompson was born in Hull in 1951 and spent much of his childhood on the Island of Herm in the Channel Islands where, intrigued by the changing moods of the sea, he taught himself to paint. After gaining a diploma in Horticulture in Guernsey, he returned to England in 1975 to take up a horticultural position in Plymouth. He…
  • 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…
  • W.S. Hatton

    W.S. Hatton (1)

    WS Hatton drew scenes of Australia and New Zealand in the 1850s and 1860s that were reproduced in the Illustrated London News. Despite the pictorial evidence, it is unlikely that Hatton ever actually visited Australia.
  • William (Bill) Sutton

    William (Bill) Sutton (1)

    William Sutton graduated from Canterbury College School of Art, Christchurch, New Zealand in 1938 and retained a loyalty to the school (being a lecturer there from 1959 - 1979) and province throughout his life. When he returned from London in 1949 his perception of the region had been heightened by his absence and was revealed in the imagery of the…
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