A centre slice of a stunning
painting by Airdrie Hamilton,
WHITIANGA WHARF AT CLOSE OF DAY
of Whitianga is a natural light
photographer who has a flair of capturing the
magic of everyday moments. Her creative
portraits and landscapes photographs capture
the personality of people and our beautiful
New to Tairua is
capture the essence and
interconnectness of her
subjects from portraits, still
life, landscapes, seascapes.
and abstracts. Julie, a mixed
media artist, is located at
48a Manaia Rd, walking
distance to Reina Cottier,
Tim Aldrich, Liz Hart and
at 23 Waitaia Rd, 1km
south of Kuaotunu.
Inspired by the vibrant
colours of flowers
and colours of the
ocean, Michaela has
the fascination of
jewellery for 20 years.
Kay de Blaauw
, new to Cooks Beach
has painted for 25 years. Her eclectic
portfolio traverses fluid impressionism
to abstracts, from still life to
landscapes... in acrylic & mixed media.
LOOK FOR THE OPEN FLAGS!
Most of the artists are available
year round by appointment.
All details are in the 2016 Guide.
Ginney has a new large, light studio – she no longer has to
paint her large canvases on the kitchen floor! The new Hahei
studio is centrally located at Michelle Lane, just a short walk
from the village shops.
Ginney is currently working
on a series of large paintings
depicting the mysterious and
majestic Dusky Sound. Last
year she was invited to be part
of an artists’ trip to Dusky where the Department
of Conservation led the group around the tracks of
Anchor Island and other significant sites.
Ginney’s contribution will be a series a paintings
featuring the flora, fauna, history and mysterious
moods of this incredible coastline. As well as these
works, her studio is full of patterns and colour as
she experiments with a new theme and style (seen
mid-process at right) to be on display this summer. Seewww.ginneydeavoll.com/
Meg Auth’s turret with a view
While in Hahei, stop by jeweller Meg Auth’s
workshop, high in a castle-like turret with its
inspiring spectacular view.
See right for photos of other unique studios
surrounded with wild bush or landscaped
gardens: Alan Rhodes opening his large pottery
kiln, painter Susan Dunster’s delightful cottage
studio and the fanciful design of Ian Webster’s
New studio for Hahei artist Ginney Deavoll
A feature of this years’s
Open Studio Tour is the
coloured spiral bound
pocket reference featuring each artist’s biography, a selection of their work,
easy to read maps, accommodation and other attractions. The Guide is
available on the website for $20 include postage or i-sites for $15.
Ian Webster Pottery