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Liz Hart

Cover Artist

Paku from Pumpkin Hill


Milly’s on Main

07 864 7464

236 Main Road, Tairua


07 868 9063

522 Pollen Street, Thames

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“Coromandel Summer”


Coromandel Summer

, I have tried

to capture the feeling of summer on all

our beautiful beaches”, Liz explains.

“Beach scenes are a great opportunity

to study skies, wet and dry sand,

reflections and breaking waves.

I have long admired Liz’s art and

recently fell in love with another large

summer scene she did of Tairua

Beach, but I missed out when it sold

very quickly (as many of Liz’s paintings

do). I did purchase another cover piece

featuring the belted galloway cows

“Grazing under the Pinnacles” for my

mother-in-law, who adored that one.

“I enjoy painting in most mediums.

Coromandel Summer

is acrylic on

canvas,” adds Liz. “But I also use

watercolour and water based oils –

and create etchings and mono prints.

However, loosely painted, wet-into-wet

watercolour is probably my favourite.

I limit the amount of colours I use in a

work which helps to ensure harmony.”

Liz thinks “some people may

perceive watercolour as a ‘wishy-

washy’ medium. How wrong they

are! Watercolours have a certain

immediacy and charm that fascinates

me. The essence to me is the delicate

balance between control and the

natural flow of the medium.”

Liz attended Whitecliffe College of

Art in Parnell and Mairangi Bay Art

School on the North Shore where her

interest in watercolour blossomed

while studying with Ted Sherwen. She

also trained there in print making with

Joan Taylor.

She immersed herself in the Italian art

world when travelling with Argentinian

artist Alvaro Castagnet, and also

travelled with renowned Australian

David Taylor, both highly respected


“I’ve always thought, ‘learn what your

style of painting is and accept that’.

Each of us has our own personality for

a reason, and we should use it in our

painting. This is reflected in The Little

Gallery artists’ work.”

Liz admires that there’s something

for everyone at this eclectic haven in

Tairua. Her artwork is also displayed at

the Bread & Butter Gallery in Whitianga

and the Tararu Gallery in Thames.

She has exhibited in solo and group

shows, and artworks by Liz are held in

collections both here and overseas.

Liz’s studio is open during the Mercury

Bay Art Escape in March, so stop by

64 Manaia Road in Tairua to meet

her and discuss her work.


he also

welcomes studio visits by appointment

and invites commissions. Contact her

at Ph: 07 864 7969 M: 022 406 1357


Tovi Daly

Note: Read here for a lively ‘Art Chat’

Liz presented at The Little Gallery,

The answer

to her final question? “Make brilliant

colour your hero!”