I am a fused glass artist working from my garage/studio. I have been passionate about glass for as long as I can remember and have a degree in Stained glass (and music!). I am a part time Special Needs teacher but love to spend the rest of my time creating and exploring what glass can do!
I love quirky, retro,
interesting pieces and like to reuse or recycle as much of my glass as I can - almost zero waste! I accept commissions and will work with you to get the piece you want.
You are welcome to visit me in my garage studio Monday or Friday between 10 and 2, and Saturdays or Sundays by arrangement. Please call first to avoid disappointment.
Kris was born in Christchurch in 1971 and studied art and design at Christchurch Polytechnic, graduating in 1992 with a diploma of Visual Communications. She has since worked as a graphic designer and illustrator before taking up painting full-time in 2010.
She works from her studio in Summerhill overlooking the Oxford Ranges and is often out walking in the local landscape or down at the Rakahuri River and this inspires much of her work. A landscape and botanical artist at heart Kris has recently been exploring figurative drawing and abstract painting.
Kris loves drawing in a range of mediums and paints predominantly in acrylic and watercolour. She has recently taken up printmaking, creating intricate drypoints and embossed prints of still lives, family heirlooms and found objects from the local environment.
Kris’s work has recently featured as part of the Avis ‘Art of Discovery’ ad campaign with her semi-abstract landscapes of Banks Peninsula.
Her work is currently available through Art Box Gallery in Christchurch, Arts in Oxford Gallery and online at Felt.co.nz
Instagram link https://www.instagram.com/waldinkris/
Art of Discovery https://www.avis.co.nz/en/discover-nz/art-of-discovery/kris-waldin
Felt online store https://felt.co.nz/shop/rubyart
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.
Donna is a jewellery artist who currently works in silver and mixed media.
She can be commissioned to create a piece of jewelry for you or a loved one, or choose rings, bracelets, earrings etc from her extensive range.
She began silversmithing in 2018 and now has a small workshop studio & showroom located in the old Kaiapoi Mill which is open to the public during the week. (Winter hours will be: Mon-Sat 9am - 1pm)
Instagram link: https://www.instagram.com/notjustredones/
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
I have been interested for over 25 years in creating paintings that are bold, contemporary, quirky, innovative, inspiring, energetic, fun.
Viewers are invited to move their eyes around the artwork whether it is my impressionist landscapes or my "abstracts with pictures" discovering little treasures!
Love texture, making marks with thick paint, even adding items.
Enjoy challenges, constantly developing new ideas, and keen to experiment especially with my abstract artworks.
I love chatting, having a laugh with people who inspire me with their stories.
Please contact me to arrange a visit to my studio (gives me time to tidy up Lol)
10am till 3pm Wednesday to Sunday
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Tait Gallery exhibits an impressive range of work from New Zealand Artists, both established and emerging, many based in Canterbury. Our range of art includes watercolour, oil, acrylics, ink, mixed media and more. The Gallery regularly hosts exhibitions and workshops, and is also home to an extensive range of glasswork, woodwork, pottery and jewellery.
We are a collective of local and community artists and crafts people who want to share our products with the wilder community we have products from recycled up cycled natural hand made, Maori art and pounamu products and much much more