Anna Kitchingman #artist Anna loves painting, she loves colour, she loves exploring what is possible and she loves seeing everyone's 'first reactions' to her work. Between growing up with the stunning scenery of the Coromandel and now working as a Landscape Architect surrounded by South Island lakes, rivers and mountains she is spoilt for choice with landscapes to paint.
Kate Hill #artist She continues to be interested in issues of discovery and reconnection which occur when it’s no longer possible to 'walk on the bones of ancestors' and a sense of belonging to a new and unfamiliar land has to be forged. She works in a range of media - print, collage, stitch, painting, digitally through deconstruction and reassembly. She also makes jewellery and hand printed silk scarves.
Verena Tagmann #artist Born in Switzerland, where Verena gained experience and schooling in colour and design work, which has now become an integral part of her ability to control and master these aspects of her work. Her tremendous interest in contemporary European architecture in the 80s and 90s is often visible in her dynamic and interesting work - thus explaining the unique approach and understanding she has with shapes.
Pauline Stott #artist Originally from England, where I designed and cast silver and gold jewellery, I moved to Tairua in 1994 and discovered the tactile textures of both stoneware and earthenware clays. As I continued creating my works, I found the malleability of the material extremely beneficial to the manual dexterity of my arthritic hands. My inspirations and diverse style are strongly influenced by ethnic cultures and my twelve years living in Northern and Southern Africa.
Jo Pervan #artist New Zealand born and raised, Jo Pervan has been sculpting and painting for over ten years. A fascination with people, contrast, shadow and form is evident in the smooth simple lines she strives for Her work has been described as stylised with bold contrast and texture. Living in rural Waikato with her husband and three children, she considers herself a mixed media artist still enjoying many mediums on her path of discovery.
Rose Tuffery #artist Rose is an artist based in Waihi on the edge of the beautiful Coromandel Peninsula in New Zealand. In 2009 Rose began a love affair with sculpting clay. Rose hand builds, delighting in a tactile exploration of the fluid movement she intuitively finds there. The finished work invites touch.