Tuesday, December 18, 2018

The lovely Suraya Sidhu Singh and I will be discussing my works as guest artist at the 'I Am Woman' exhibition on at the moment at the Percy Thompson Gallery. Gallery Director Rhonda Bunyan will also be speaking about the suffrage movement and her inspiration behind the exhibition.

You can catch us at 11 am on Saturday on Taranaki Access Radio 

Sugar Loafing Arts Cast

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

I have the great honor of exhibiting alongside 70 Taranaki woman artists in the new Percy Thompson Gallery exhibition 'I Am Woman' which celebrates the 125th anniversary of women's suffrage in New Zealand.

As guest artist three of my paintings, 'The First Laurel,' 'Queen for a Day' & 'Prelude to a Dream' have been selected to showcase three different aspects of womanhood.

Monday, October 15, 2018

I am so glad that my painting 'The Poetry Lesson' has not only found a loving home but also raised much needed funds for such a worthy cause. I wish I could have been there on the night to say goodbye.

This work ‘The Poetry Lesson’ is based on a Victorian photograph and represents the commonality of experience faced by each of us regardless of the time in which we live. Here a courting couple;...

Saturday, March 17, 2018

If you are in New Plymouth in March come and enjoy the events at Newtopia.

I am exhibiting with some incredible artists at Phil Jone’s Down Low Art Gallery: 

Exhibiting Artists : -john mclean -phil jones -ché rogers -linda mcfetridge -fern petrie -jo tito -wharehoka smith -renate verbugge -ruth frank -morgan paige -steve malloy -ian clothier -peter lambert -stephen booth The family friendly New...

Saturday, November 25, 2017

I'm proud to present a selection of new Keyhole paintings available only at Linton & Kay Galleries, Perth.


Saturday, November 25, 2017

Sacred Memory Lover's Eye Original Painting Brooch

Cushion made by Seraph & Splendor on Etsy.

I am concentrating on small objects right now and I'm happy to announce that I have just listed a range of stunning original artwork brooches on my Etsy site www.dusk&decadence.etsy.com.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

I'd just like to say a huge thank you to everyone who visited the Taranaki National Art Awards recently and felt a connection with my painting. I was so thrilled to be informed that 'Reflections on a Grey Room' has also been awarded the People's Choice Award. 

It is such an important piece in my own personal narrative that it was very touching to have others interested in it as well. 


Sunday, October 29, 2017

A handful of Taranaki artists have been recognised in a national arts award event.

The 16th anniversary of the Taranaki National Art Awards attracted a record breaking 330 entries from throughout New Zealand across seven categories - painting, rural Taranaki, 3D, works on paper, fibre art, Toi Tu Taranaki, and Photography. 

Of these, seven artists from New Plymouth, Ōkato and Urenui took out th...

Friday, October 27, 2017

I am so happy to announce that my painting 'Reflections on a Grey Room' was chosen last night by judges Dr Carole Shepheard & Reuben Friend for the TSB Community Trust Painting Award at the 2017 Taranaki National Art Awards.

This painting is the largest and most personal work I have yet executed and I am so thrilled to have been awarded this prize in a place which has nurtured and given a home...

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Natalie Hegert / Mutual Art  June 21, 2017


Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Lady Lilith, 1867, watercolor heightened with body color and gum arabic, 52 by 43 cm.

Estimated at £400,000 - £600,000.

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