The Fine Art Trade Guild website is where you find everything you want to know about art and framing. Impressions' picture framers hold the Fine Art Trade Guild picture framers qualification, Guild Commended Framer, and as members of the Fine Art Trade Guild, Impressions abides by the Guild's Code of Ethics.
Unison Colour is the home of Unison Colour Soft Pastels. View the video of Kate Hersey which outlines the reason for the colours developed by Kate's late husband John Hersey. This is a very interesting story and well worth a look. Impressions is proud to have been selected to be Unison Colour's distributor in NZ.
Nelson Region Artists Websites
Summer Jamieson is a part-time artist living in the Top of the South Island, who specialises in painting hunting and wildlife scenes common to New Zealand.
Artworks by David, Geraldine and Damian Stones, from Ruby Bay, Nelson, New Zealand
Artworks by Tracy Duncan, from the Moutere Hills of Nelson, New Zealand.
Artworks by NgAng, Takaka, Golden Bay, New Zealand
Lisa resides near Tapawera and specialises in portraiture.
Artworks by Marilyn Andrews, Nelson, New Zealand
Peter Geen whose gallery is near Pohara, Golden Bay depicts detailed natural scenery
Artworks by painter Lisa Chandler, Nelson, New Zealand - winner of the Landscape/Seascape Painting Section in theArts Council Nelson Impressions Regional Art Awards 2007 Lisa is currently working towards her Advanced Diploma in Art and Creativity.
Kerry Walker is a local professional artist who spends much of his time tramping and sailing with his camera at the ready, searching out those special scenes which inspire him to paint.
David works from his new studio in Mahana, Nelson.
Tessa, who lives in Golden Bay paints in watercolours and acrylics on paper, canvas, fabric and SHOES! Her work is based on nature with a touch of whimsy.
Cushla Moorhead is an expressionist artist living in Motueka who works by intuition, mainly in acrylic paints.
Betty's studio is located in Mapua, a small coastal town near to Richmond, Nelson.
An established household name in the photographic world, Adrian Barrett has turned his talents to painting giving special attention to realistic detail.
Jewel Mathieson accepts pet portrait commissions.
Now resident in the Nelson Lakes area, Jan has lots of inspiration for her landscapes right outside her door.
Lynette has recently moved back to Nelson. Her work celebrates New Zealand
In her art practice, Eleni looks at the relationship between Order and Chaos.
Jay is a printmaker working from her home base in Riwaka, near Motueka.
New Zealand artists display their work in this virtual gallery.
Barabara Franklet has moved to Nelson from the USA in early 2008. She specialises in oil pastels and printmaking.
Janet Marshall is a highly-regarded artist, and is especially well-known for her bird paintings.
Margaret (Mags) Meechang and her sister Angela Meecham have bright, expressive and recognisably realistic, colourful abstracts.
Linda Hannan from Motueka displays her iconic New Zealand images, which centre around local scenery.
Rachel Shearer is a young Nelson based artist who specialises in photo-realistic paintings of images taken from nature and every-day objects.
View paintings by Nelson-based Jean Jackson
Jane Nicol has a special story to tell and remarkable artwork to share on her website. Jane is the winner and third place getter of the People's Choice section of the Arts Council Nelson Impressions Regional Art Awards in 2007, and two merit awards in the 2008 Awards.
Full time artist John Wolter works from his Wood Pigeon Studio on the road to Kaiteriteri. John works in a number of media including metal work and painting.
Lists artists in the Nelson District showcasing their work on-line.
This site features hand-painted lace bobbins by Upper Moutere miniature artist Jean Hall.
Jim Harris originally from the USA now lives locally and works as an illustrator. His work is detailed and enchanting. This is a "must see" website.
Luane Brauner paints portraits and landscapes in beautiful Golden Bay
Sarah specialises in portrait paintings and works on commission from her studio in Nelson city.
Ruth Stirnimann's art is totally influenced and guided by colour. Originally from Basel in Switzerland she now lives and paints in Kaikoura.
Leanne accepts commissions for her pencil portraits and also paints in a range of styles in acrylic.
Anna Johnstone is a young Nelson-based illustrator who has been chasing her dream of illustrating cartoons and designing characters since she was a child.
Bruce Green is a local multi-talented artist as his website illustrates. His paintings are distinctive, strong and diverse in subject matter.
www.canada.net.nz Canada is a young artist now living in the Nelson Region who trained as an architectural designer and approaches every piece with technical precision.
www.artfind.co.nz Enter Gary Bassett in the search field.
A new arrival in Nelson, Gary's works have their origin in charcoal drawings and from these drawings acrylic and oil paintings are developed.
RL Fitzpatrick is a Canadian artist residing part time in Nelson. Her life and work exemplify the creative process. Her works in pastels and watercolour are found in private collections in Canada, Great Britain, the Netherlands and New Zealand.
Kay Bel-Cher lives and paints in Richmond, Nelson. Her website serves as a 20 year visual diary of her personal journey.
Marlborough Region Artists' Websites
Brian Baxter of Blenheim displays an impressive range of his traditional-style paintings on this site.
Karen Neal has a mission - to protect wild-life and animals and a portion of the profits from all her sales support animal charities. Her exquisite artwork captures the essence of the animals she paints. But she is not limited to animals - her portraits and landscapes also demonstrate acuity and skill.
Chris Eustace specialises in portraits rendered in pastel which seem to generate a warmth that photos do not capture.
Brian Badcock is a well-known New Zealand painter in oils who has eraned national and international success.
Dutch Born Saskia Smith lives in Marlborough. Her preferred med is oils.
Fine Art Printing & Photography
Scooter is a Nelson-based award winning photographer who offers fine art giclee printing and digital photography courses.
Kathy is a fine art photographer now living in the Nelson-Tasman region who specialises in black & white work. She is a Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society (UK) in the Visual Arts Category.
William Gordon hopes that each of his images stands free of elaborate description, analysis or inward narrative. He produces permanent oil-based pigment prints in small-number limited editions.
Tracey is not a professional photographer, but says "There is something so satisfying about capturing a moment in time, just so, and being able to share that moment, that vision, with others."
This is the website for the Plein Air Painters of Nelson. They are currently planning for their inaugural Plein Air Painting Competition and Exhibition in February 2011. Their website holds the information about this and their regular plein air painting activities.
PANZ (Pastel Artists of New Zealand) promote and encourage the use of pastel as a serious art medium.
Art Group Nelson provides a means for local artists of all abilities to share their skills and develop new ones in a social setting. Regular workshops tutorials, and group exhibitions supplement their monthly meetings.
Sofia Bue Pedersen has recently arrived in the area, and entertains children at a range of events with her "fantasy face painting".
Arts Council Nelson administer sponsorship for visual and performance arts while providing regular services for members.
Arts Council Nelson organises the annual Impressions Regional Art Awards.
2009 Weekend Art Escapes in Kaikoura at Homewood Hill Gallery in Kaikoura. Email email@example.com for information about the weekends in 2009which include:
- The Fundamentals of Drawing
- Discovering Pastels
- Painting the Sea
- Creating Texture with Acrylic
- Still Life with Flowers
Tutor Karen James has been painting for 25 years and in that time won numerous awards. In workshops she caters for a maximum of 7 students.
Refinery Art Space. Venue for the Impressions & Arts Council Nelson 2007-08 Regional Art Awards and Exhibition. Refinery Art Space offers educational workshops for artists.
Local publishers Fay and Derek Bolt together with their son Steve, have launched their business with books they have written which pull together their artistry in the fields of writing, photography, design and film to reflect the world around them in New Zealand.