On the northern edge of the Canterbury Plains, you will find Amy Hoedemakers and her studio. Nestled in the natural landscape that provides much of the inspiration for her abstract landscape paintings, this established artist creates atmospheric paintings that allow the viewer to enter and wander within.
Her work is familiar to aspects of the New Zealand landscape, yet not entirely obvious to specific places. Capturing the dreamy, dramatic and mystical quality, that is the New Zealand landscape. The water appears translucent as though we can see through it to what lies beneath and what’s there is left to our imagination. We are compelled to look into the deep dark pools of her paintings and are drawn in towards luminous colour. We can see where she has scraped back the paint and applied more, creating exquisite, transparent layers. She allows the paint to run and yet there is no doubt that the runs are part of the landscape. Her paintings draw us in, inviting us to linger, leaving behind our busy lives for a moment. Amy’s painting's give us a glimpse into another world, a sanctuary, a place to rest.
“My painting is always evolving,” Amy says. “I think as you grow as a person your work changes too. It’s quite reflective in that aspect.”
She has exhibited in solo and group shows locally and internationally. Her work is held in private and public collections within New Zealand, Ireland, England and Australia. Her painting 'Waiting' was featured in 'Craigs Investment Partners Calendar, 2015' for emerging and emerged artists and more recently she was a finalist for the Zonta Ashburton Female Art Award 2018.
Angela Doig (Whyte) was born on the West Coast of New Zealand in 1990, shifting to North Canterbury with her family in 2005 where she is now based.
She enjoys being able to express herself creatively, by means of various subject matter, mediums, colour and techniques.
She is mostly self-taught as an artist, in 2010 attaining a Bachelor of Design (Visual Communication).
A childhood in Central Otago and a lifetime of enjoyment from arts and crafts has given me a natural sense of colour, texture, light and landscape.
My passion is to use the medium of oils to create stunning paintings that will delight the hearts of lovers of this beautiful land with its rugged vistas.
I am privileged to live surrounded by what I love to paint.
Art on the Quay - Kaiapoi's premium Artspace
Located in the Ruataniwha Kaiapoi Centre with the library, service centre and museum
The space is managed by Jackie Watson and a small team of dedicated volunteers.
Kaiapoi’s Art On The Quay is one of two art galleries in Waimakariri District operated by the Waimakariri Community Arts Council for Waimakariri District Council.
residents and visitors alike.
Since being opened by the Minister of Arts in
Feb 2010 the gallery has had thousands of visitors through the doors and has gained nationwide renown for it’s wonderfully lit
purpose built art space and fine art gift shop.
The continually changing Gallery walls
displaying a new exhibition every month have proven to be a visual experience not to be missed.
Frequent comments by visitors indicate their
surprise in finding a gallery of this calibre in
Oxford. With it’s superb location on the Main Street of Oxford next to the famous Sheffield Pie shop and café and only 40 minutes from Christchurch it is a must see.A number of New Zealand’s leading artists show their work in this fine gallery.
Arts in Oxford is proud to have one of NZ’s
most recognised contemporary painters,
Philip Trusttum, as our patron
With its large purpose built gallery space the
Arts in Oxford Centre provides the opportunity to
view and purchase artworks from top class local
and national artists.
Our fine art gift shop offers a wide variety of
products handmade by artists in Canterbury
and New Zealand.
I paint both watercolours and oils.
“The world around me is where I draw my ideas and inspiration from. Trees, mountains and water together with plants and flowers that live in the environment along with music, create my spiritual world. When I paint I want to capture the wonders that surround us and in turn ask the viewer in to use their own imagination and experiences to make sense and meaning for themselves.
The atmosphere and mystery help create paintings because of the beauty all around us. I am continually looking for ways to push the boundaries and find the light. Our New Zealand South Island landscapes provide an infinite source of ideas and material.
I have been so fortunate to learn from great teachers who have helped me enormously. I take far more risks now and am constantly learning and experimenting. Painting is a joyful and happy experience which I am privileged to share. “
I love to incorporate different design styles into one taonga. I make most pieces to order as I personalise each design. I have a collection of ready to sell and I use my Facebook page for orders and purchases
The Chamber Gallery is located in the historic Rangiora Council Building built 1907 and is a dedicated art space and chamber music venue.
The building is integral with the new Rangiora Library 1996.
Operated by the Waimakariri Community Arts Council the object of the gallery is to present art exhibitions and concerts for the benefit of the public and to support and assist practising artists and musicians.
The gallery has been operating since 1997
Clare uses colour to create a visual environment that absorbs us into them. The paintings refuse to stay still and respond to light and emit a colourful glow that expresses her impulse to convey what she sees and feels with texture, colour and form onto canvas.
Her abstracted paintings of Landscapes from an aerial perspective show common features we see in our rural land.
Clare discusses our need for water through rivers, falling rain, irrigation and water storage revealing our landscape in patterns and stripes
Bio: David Arkenstone Barnett is a photographer / painter / singer and metaphysical entrepreneur who resides in the town of Kaiapoi. Originally from London England David’s art is based on his metaphysical beliefs and experiences gained from his travels and research around the world and is based on two distinctly contrasting themes, that being ‘linear abstract’ and ‘constellation pieces’. Predominantly known in NZ for his work in Ufology (the research of UFO's), David's direction in life has been one of personal development and self-discovery, and this very much shows in his original art pieces from the ‘Constellation series’.
For many years now, David has been researching into the fabled city of Atlantis and has come up with a profoundly new hypothesis on this legendary civilization which incredibly includes New Zealand. David has for many years now lectured and holds many group discussions about Atlantis in and around New Zealand.