Wellington artist Rebecca A’court, of Little1Step, tells us “Success seemed to begin early for me at the tender age of five, when I won first prize at my school art show. Sadly ‘Cat Surrounded by Blotches’ was a high never to be repeated. But it marked the beginning to a lifelong enthusiasm for creating.” Now a mum to two kids, Rebecca keeps the creative flame burning with the help of the invention of school and locked doors. Currently she enjoys creating delightful and quirky paintings and enchanting miniature seaside scenes.
We love this delightful Aotearoa New Zealand intaglio and watercolour map by Nelson-based Esther of Nester Prints. Intaglio prints are created by incising into a plate with a sharp needle. When the ink is applied and then wiped off the surface, ink remains caught in the incisions and creates the impression when passed through a press with the paper…
Christchurch jeweller Lara Hopwood of Geo Jewellery makes exquisite silver jewellery that is not just inspired by our dramatic landscape but also has a very personal connection to our local environment. A mum of two and wife of one supportive husband, Lara trained in molecular biology and conducted research on viruses that cause cancer – and alongside this she has been creating in silver for over 20 years.
Just like real sea shells, these ceramic shells from Homely are individual, perfectly imperfect pieces with their own unique beauty.