Moving to New Zealand from Colombia at the age of 16, Danilo R Reyes couldn’t speak a word of English. Struggling to communicate with his peers through language, he found familiarity, communication, and connection in art, igniting a passion for drawing and printmaking. He draws inspiration for his mesmerising artworks from his experiences as a refugee, his culture, and Pre-Columbian art.
Yeong Kyung is an Auckland-based illustrator and artist, originally from South Korea. Yeong creates vibrant images with stunning precision and attention to detail, which she then transforms into beautiful stationery and publications. She studied art in Korea and now finds her inspiration in the flora and fauna of Aotearoa and the the daily life of people and places.
Christchurch illustrator/designer/artist Sarah Greig got her Fine Arts degree back in the day and has since worked in a variety of jobs including shoe and bag designer, graphic designer, and ski patroller! After living in in Antwerpen, Belgium for a decade she moved back to Christchurch in 2014 to start a new adventure. Working primarily in watercolour and dip-pen, she loves to create quirky artworks inspired by nature.
Glen and Linda Turner are the creative minds behind Studio Three Two Four, a Christchurch-based small business specialising in striking wooden mosaic wall art and home decor pieces – all created from locally sourced materials. Glen has been making one off items for many years using the resources available to him. Whether it’s a piece of furniture, custom wood art or a home decor item, he has always enjoyed what he does and the sense of satisfaction that comes with it.
This delightful original Lino-cut print, Paddock to Market by Mrs W Lino Prints, is inspired by New Zealand’s fertile land – showing off our vineyards and cropping land. There’s a touch of the quirky added… look closely!
We love this woodcut representation of Aotearoa’s own tuatara, available now from JSP on Felt
Night: landscape in atmospheric blues by DuvalSmith. An original work in acrylic ink on paper.
Blue Water is a set of two original acrylic paintings on boxed canvas by Auckland-based artist Kara Rohrstaff. Heavily textured with varying shades of blues and white, the texture increases and decreases as the color deepens and lightens.