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Member Artists: Australia, New Zealand, and Southeast Asia

Lorna Allan
Waitakere City, Auckland, New Zealand

Internationally recognized landscape artist Lorna Allan brings to her work the profound and infinite beauty of the world around us.  She captures the very essence and mood of a landscape and yet there remains room for personal interpretation by the viewer.   Her works cover both New Zealand landscapes and others from her international travels.  She particularly enjoys landscapes of wilderness areas which may include mountains, lakes, rivers or coastal views.  She studies her craft with passion and diligence to bring quality work to her clients.
Represented by Dawson and Hall Gallery at Fairlie in the South Island she regularly exhibits throughout New Zealand. She is also sought after as a teacher having conducted workshops both in New Zealand and in Canada and is highly respected by her piers.   Her paintings are held in private collections in Australia, the USA, Canada, and the UK.



Painting by Lorna Allan

"Dawn in the Gentle Land"

Painting by Lorna Allan

"The Tupuna Tané Tree"
(The Grandfather Tree)

Marion Barnes
Helensville, New Zealand

Marion Barnes is an artist who paints in a contemporary realist style. Renowned for the capture of light in her work. Common subjects are depicted in an unusual palette, ethereal, impressionistic landscapes with a full spectrum of hues, her work is both adventurous & technically proficient.Marion is a full time artist and tutor. Her paintings are in private collections in the U.K, Australia, U.S.A, & New Zealand.

Painting by Marian Barnes

"The Old Boatshed"



Gail Boyle
Browns Bay, Auckland, New Zealand

Auckland born & educated, painting has been a passion since childhood.  It becomes a form of meditation as I deeply immerse myself in all shape, form, colour, light & texture. I enjoy the challenge of working in a variety of mediums & styles, but my favourites remain - timeless Oils & the immensely versatile Pastels- my ‘Plein-aire’ medium.  My work continues to evolve with life’s experiences, enabling each painting to retain the freshness & spontaneity of the moment.

I have been richly blessed with success throughout my career, with my works being well sought after for publication on the International market.  I enjoy sharing my passion with others whether via exhibitions or through teaching art groups both throughout NZ & overseas.

My paintings are held internationally in private, Corporate & Governmental collections.

Painting by Gail Boyle

"Glacier Country"
76x76cm, Oil on canvas

Painting by Gail Boyle

"Last Rays"
29x59.5cm, Pastel on paper

Jennifer Cruden
Auckland, New Zealand

English born, Jennifer's passion for art involves painting in oils.  Believing she has been given a gift in her art, her paintings depict the New Zealand landscape, taking the viewer to places of peace and tranquility away from human occupation, sometimes combining areas together. Her art has been recorded on television, has been interviewed for various newspapers and voted people's choice on several occasions in public exhibitions.

Was selected as one of a few artists to assist one of the 7 mayors of Auckland City to compete in a mayors' art competition to see who would achieve the best artwork on a theme based on their own area. The general public voted on this - with the mayor Jennifer assisting being announced the winner.  She feels privileged to be invited to exhibit in the prestigious 'silent auction' held at  'Artworks at the Hilton Hotel', with her work each year attaining the reserve set.



Painting by Jennifer Cruden

"Snow Capped - Lake Reflection - New Zealand"
18x36in, Oil

PAinting by Jennifer Cruden

"Morning Mist - Pohutukawa in flower"
36x48in, Oil

Sue Currie
Christchurch, New Zealand


Regina Hona, A.G.R.A.
Glen Iris, Victoria, Australia

Regina is a professional artist painting in oils and pastels and is a signatory member of The Australian Guild of Realist Artists’ (AGRA) and past President of The Pastel Society of Victoria (Australia)

She is a modern impressionist painter who invariably is drawn to the light and atmosphere in her subject. Regina strives to capture a sense of temperature and mood in her paintings with a structure and composition that captures the viewer's eye. Her work is in collections on four continents.

Regina feels equally at home painting all manner of subjects and has given instruction to numerous other artists in her regular classes, demonstrations and workshops around Australia. Her work has received many awards in both mediums.

Published work include feature articles in International Artist #34 Dec/Jan 2004 and Australian Artist #263, May 2006 magazines.

Painting by Regina Hona

"Under Southern Skies"
30x36in, Oil

Painting by Regina Hona

"Play on Reflections"
26x18in, Pastel

Amanda McLean
Murrumbateman, New South Wales, Australia

Amanda McLean is a professional artist who lives in South-eastern Australia. Working mostly in the Pastel medium, she is a tutor, art writer and an Editorial Consultant to Australian Artist Magazine. She is passionate about the landscape but also enjoys figurative, floral & still life. She finds painting emotionally and intellectually satisfying and it is a driving force in her life. The immediacy of the pastel medium allows through its hands on application a direct physical connection to her work. She lays down a tapestry of colours to create images full of reflected light and colour that she hopes transport the viewer to a quieter place & stir in them some emotional response that cannot be expressed in words.

A member of the Australian Guild of Realist Artists & the Pastel Society of Australia, her work has been published in International Artist Magazine, Pastel Artist international & Australian Artist Magazine.

Painting by Amanda McLean

"Finke River, Northern Territory"
47.5x64cm, Pastel on paper

Painting by Amanda McLean

"Cloudscape I"
80x34cm, Pastel on board

Grant McSherry
Christchurch, New Zealand

Grant grew up in Hamilton, in the North Island’s Waikato region. He studied art throughout his schooling and began oil painting at the age of 16. Regular family trips during winter to either Mt Taranaki / Egmont or to Mt Ruapehu at Tongariro National Park inspired a fascination for mountains and alpine landscapes, which is evident in his paintings today.

Grant’s detailed originals are large format oils on linen or canvas and there is a strong theme to Grant’s work. Subject matter is almost always mountainous New Zealand landscapes. He travels the country with a camera seeking images to work with that will allow him to expresses his perception of the textures, colours and character of the parts of New Zealand that inspire him.

Grant strives to create an accurate 'sense of place' through his work.

Painting by Grant McSherry

"TranzAlpine Journey"
80x140cm, Oil on linen


Painting by Grant McSherry

"West End, Ohope Beach"
70x150cm, Oil on linen

Lyn Mellady, A.G.R.A.   Charter Member
Mt. Eliza, Victoria, Australia

Lyn Mellady is past President of the Australian Guild of Realist Artists (A.G.R.A.) a member, of the Pastel Society of Victoria and "Brushmen of the Bay". While her personal painting is her highest priority, she is constantly asked to teach, judge art shows and has professionally demonstrated her techniques to many hundreds of artists.

 Since 1984 she has received many awards for both pastel and oil.  Her paintings have been acquired for Sutherland, Campbelltown, Frankston, Susomo and Nagoya (Japan) government collections. Lyn has featured in Australian art reference books, as well as local and international art publications.

Lyn's travels in Australia are a constant search for the special conditions that imprint the character of the area into her memory. Each work has a focus based on her personal observation and the reality is subtly shaped for emphasise. Her main love is the language of water in the landscape.

Painting by Lyn Mellady

"Coff's Waterhole (detail)"
46x33cm, Pastel

Painting by Lyn Mellady

"The Gulls Domain"
40x72cm, Pastel

John Newman
Cooroy, Queensland, Australia

PAinting by John Newman

"Hollyhock Cottage Qld, Australia"
Watercolour, 300gsm Rag paper

Painting by John Newman

"Church at Ruakokore, New Zealand"
Watercolour, 300gsm Rag paper

Brian John Norton
Rothesay Bay, Auckland, New Zealand

 North Shore artist Brian "BJ" Norton has been painting for over 40 years. He has held a number of exhibitions of his work featuring New Zealand landscapes. Brian's lifelong intimate relationship with the land has infused his painting with both detail and perspective. He has developed his own distinctive style of painting, making his work fresh and original. He enjoys working in oils, finding this medium allows him to feature light and its influence on the natural landscape. He particularly enjoys scenes which feature water.

Brian is a Christian who believes he has a mission to share his faith through his art. Take a closer look, and you will see that much of his work incorporates a Christian message. Brian enjoys doing commissioned work. He has worked from photographs of a place that is special to the client, creating unique paintings that continue to be enjoyed and cherished in private collections in New Zealand and overseas.

Painting by Brian Norton

"Le Croisic"
Oil on boxed canvas

Painting by Brian Norton

"Pah Beach"
Oil on boxed canvas

Sandra Whiteside, A.G.R.A.
Warnervale, New South Wales, Australia

I am self taught and have been painting since 1990, predominantly Australian landscapes in oil and I am a signatory member of the Australian Guild of Realist Artists (AGRA). Since joining AGRA in 2002, I have won the ‘Australia at Large’ competition, 2002 and September 2006, the ‘Terry Collins’ award 2002, held a joint exhibition at Guild House in Melbourne 2003, plus various other awards.

I have had articles published in ‘Art and Antiques’ magazine, the Central Coast Express Advocate and the Singleton Argus. I was a finalist in ‘Australian Artist’ magazine, 2006 and I am currently working on a demonstration article.

My inspiration is Nature, not just the picturesque but the beauty in the mundane, which is often overlooked. My aim is to paint believably realistic scenes of actual places, without over-glamorising, so that the unique natural splendour is captured.

Painting by Sandra Whiteside

"Blue Sky"
81x60cm, Oil

Painting by Sandra Whiteside

"Down by the River"
87x54cm, Oil


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