Multi-media art for Mark is a balance between creative instinct and technical skill. Mark works with a variety of opposing, yet complimentary mediums providing a balance of harmonious achievement and creative accomplishment.
Where Mark's paintings portray meticulous realism, his sculptures take on a more fluid and contemporary form. Successful execution offers a strong sense of personal fulfilment, creating lifelong pleasure for both himself and the viewer.
Mark is mostly inspired by nature's flora and fauna. He also takes stimulus from a range of artists including his 2nd great-grandfather, Samuel Horatio Moreton (1842-1921). Mark focuses attention on his interpretation of these visual stimuli and works to show an emotional connection within each of his art pieces.
Mark has achieved a number of awards for both his public and private art commissions, as well as within the sign-writing industry. Mark sells his artworks locally, nationally and internationally.
Raymond Herber lives and works at Iron Ridge Quarry Sculpture Park nestled in the hills overlooking North Canterbury's Waipara Valley. He was born in Christchurch in 1971, one of seven children from a European immigrant family of artists.
Steel and stainless are Raymond's medium of choice, and his work encompasses small scale intimate studies of moments suspended in time, whimsical interactive and kinetic pieces as well as large scale private and public sculpture. For people wanting to visit the Sculpture park please visit the website for details
Sculpture Park open times are. Open every Sunday 10am to 4pm Open most other days 10am to 3pm but please phone, email, or text ahead to make sure Raymond is at the property, this will avoid disappointment. Group bookings are welcome, Raymond can perform a forging demonstration and talk for larger groups. Large indoor gallery space with seating if the weather is cold. Complimentary tea and coffee provided. Picnics welcome. Entry cost: $10pp Under 16yrs Free
The Rusty Acre is like no other you will ever see.
Over 70 pieces of Steel Sculpture created by Sculptor Allan O'Loughlin set amongst a 27 year old beautifully established garden. Quirky, unique & whimsical ,
Picnics welcome , No dogs please.
Visits $10 pp
Garden available for Wedding photography.
Also Andrea's shop: Home décor, gifts, personally collected brocante items, one of a kind hand painted restyled furniture and unique steel items all created here for sale. Open October to April Friday, Saturday, Sunday. 10 to 4 pm.
Closes for Winter