Artists

Throughout the 2020 festival, we will have an exciting mix of local & national artists exhibiting or speaking on their chosen subjects.  The artists display a wide range of mediums such as sculpture, jewellery, ceramics and paintings with a myriad of inspirational content. 

Come and discover these talented, sometimes colorful, characters over the four days of the festival. You can see all artists on the Garden and Art Trail from Thursday 19th to Sunday 22nd November 2020 with one of two ticket types. A ONE-DAY pass will get you to all gardens for ONE DAY ONLY – you can choose the day you would like to go on the trail but once you are on the trail, your ticket will become invalid for any other day. Or you can purchase a MULTI-DAY PASS, which will enable you to see all garden and art stops for all four days of the festival.

Once at BLOOM IN THE BAY – our festival hub, you will also see our festival gallery. Our gallery exhibits at least one work from all artists on the trail. Also at Bloom in the Bay, we have a selection of artists displaying more of their work. 


Wayne Vickers

Wayne Vickers is a realism landscape artist based out of his studio in Papamoa. Working from either his studio or...

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Estelle Withy

Kia-ora, Estelle Withy is a Kairaranga (practitioner of maori weaving techniques). For Estelle Raranga is a way of life, a...

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Angela Maritz

Angela Maritz creates artwork to provide you with an experience. Experiences that spark joy in your home but more importantly...

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Rhianna Mccormick-Burns

Rhianna May is a contemporary Artist, living in Papamoa Beach. Intricate and distinctive with an ethereal take on beauty, Rhianna’s...

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Lynne Brown

Lynne has been painting seriously for fifteen years during which time she has grown a steady following of local, national...

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Lorraine Brown

Lorraine Brown paints from her Katikati studio “Gallery on Mulgan”. Her painting style is organic, vibrant and uplifting. Design, collage,...

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Paula Knight

Paula Knight has a background as a watercolour botanical artist although now paints mostly New Zealand coastal sea / landscapes...

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Tracy Stamatakos

Tracy Stamatakos is an editorial, commercial and fine art photographer who is highly regarded for her simple, stylish imagery. Her...

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Gill Brodie

Gill is an awarded and published digital artist. She has won many levels of awards with her works and is...

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Shane Walker

Shane Walker is a self taught multi-disciplined artist who has been freelancing full-time since 2016. Shane was born in the...

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Rachael Mayne

Rachael has been painting and drawing as long as she can remember. She grew up in a little town called Te...

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Rob McGregor

Artist Rob McGregor’s colourful images of life in NewZealand, overseas scenes & abstract works have been popular nationwide over the...

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Helen Rejthar

“The photograph reports; the painting examines, interprets, expands,” cites Helen Rejthar who has been painting for many years. Helen, who...

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Isaac Weston

Isaac Weston is a Tauranga artist who’s design process incorporates fire, water, air and acids to reveal the hidden elements...

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Lee Kleiman

Lee is a contemporary abstract landscape painter inspired by an aesthetic of imperfection. Her paintings are a celebration of well-worn, weathered surfaces...

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Sara Kenrick

Sara’s work involves building up layers of colour, texture and form, whilst allowing her intuition and logic to fight it...

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Leigh Nicholas

Leigh’s life-long love of plants and nature is expressed through her creative photographic art. ‘I like to explore the wonders...

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Clive Armstrong

Clive Armstrong creates distinctive sculptures that are cleverly crafted from recycled and panel steel. He shows his work exclusively through...

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Donna Lipinski

My passion is working in abstract style in  both Mixed Media Beach/Seascape paintings and also with my Botanical Range all of...

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Tracye Wright

Tracye can’t remember a time in her life that she hasn’t had an art or craft project on the go....

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Cre8tive Connections

Cre8tive Connections is a group of textile artists who meet regularly with the aim of mentoring and supporting each other...

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Melanie Wakeman

Melanie graduated with a diploma of Graphic Design from Auckland Technical Institute in 1980. Working for TVNZ Graphics before traveling...

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Nicola Welten

Nicola Welten is an abstract artist working in acrylics. A long time Tauranga local but hailing originally from Auckland, Nicola...

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Fay Thomson

Fay began painting more than 20 years ago after attending painting workshops with artists whose work she admired, including Susan Harrison-Tustain...

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Art of Outdoors

Scrap metal and old engine parts fashioned into art can be found at Art of Outdoors. Samantha Steel heads Art...

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Deux Femmes

Anne-Marie Sale & Celia Baunton – “Deux Femmes” studio group. Atmospheric landscapes dominate the work of Annie Sale and Celia...

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Shaun Ryan

Shaun paints vibrant beachscapes, seascapes and native plants and birds using acrylics on canvas. Shaun’s paintings often come from a...

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Dave Roy

A ‘consistently erratic’ artist, exhibiting for 30+ years. Consistent in production and erratic in style. Known for mixed-media assemblage, bronze...

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Jane Rochester

Jane Rochester is ‘Bubala Creations’ working from home base in Katikati. Jane is a self-taught fluid resin artist, she has...

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Emma Prill

Emma Prill (Bachelor of Visual Arts) is living in Omokoroa, New Zealand. Emma paints and creates forms from canvas, assembling...

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Paula Petherick

Paula is a fine art photographer who uses multiple layers of texture and still life composition to create works with...

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Marion Murphy

Marion loves the way her art transforms clear glass into an intriguing “Objet d’art”. Her bold and imaginative collage adds...

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Angela McKenzie

Angela McKenzie is an abstract artist who explores connections between the natural world, our memories and the subconscious through painting...

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Jeanette McCraken

Jeanette is a very versatile full-time artist who works from her home in Auckland. Jeanette has a vast variety of...

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Kevin McCardell

A sculptor of nearly 30 years experience. Kevin hand-carves NZ Kauri timber into highly realistic sculpture. Items of clothing and...

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Linda May

Chainmaille Artist Linda May uses ancient techniques to create modern designs that are guaranteed to mesmerise. With over 10 years...

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Sue Mac Dougall

Sue MacDougall is a contemporary abstract painter inspired by her surrounding especially of the sea and nature. She is recognized...

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Pamela Lines

Pamela Lines is a Waihi Beach based landscape/ seascape watercolour artist. Her working mantra is ‘keep it simple, feel the...

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Sonya Lethbridge

Sonya Lethbridge is the Illustrator of Nancy Patulski’s Favourite Stories. This anthology holds 27 stories and poems each with an...

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John East

Johns artwork is a collaboration of New Zealand birds’ flowers and horses, he finds by using acrylics he is able...

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The Rusty Tussock

Tena koutou katoa. Taking the cue from our unique cultural heritage and the natural beauty that surrounds us here in...

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Kaye Davis

Kaye Davis is a photographic artist inspired by all that nature has to offer. Her photography is an emotional response...

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Peter Cramond

Peter Cramond’s name features prominently in the Bay of Plenty art scene and beyond. More than three decades as a...

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Christie Cramer

Christie Cramer’s botanical works show her love of vibrant colour and flowing mediums, the work evolving almost of its own accord....

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Tauranga Art Society

Tauranga Society of Artists is a group of 200 local artists displaying a large collection of fabulous artworks in many...

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Pam Christie

Pam’s work explores identity, being connected and belonging. Her paintings represent a moment in time and she likes to interlink...

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Suzy Cels

Suzy’s studio, located in the heart of Oropi is where she creates her art and teaches up to 50 children/adults...

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Stephanie Brebner

Nature is Stephanie Brebner’s main inspiration, she has a great love for the outdoors. She especially loves trees and birds...

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Alison Blain

Alison Blain is recognised as one of New Zealand’s best-loved jewellers.Living in Tauranga, Alison’s designs are timeless, feminine and sophisticated....

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The Fibre Floozies

Four individual talents come together and share ideas and skills. From the quirky to the practical you will find it...

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Cooper Poppa

Copper Poppa (Tony Barnett) has had a passion for copper all his life. From making planters for his own garden, he...

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Anne Bailey

Anne has always loved pattern and colour and her work is an exploration of these. She has studied botany, zoology...

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Lianne Adams

Lianne Adams is a Kiwi artist that celebrates New Zealand. With a Kiwiana twist to her works she looks at...

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Jacqui Van den Berg

Jacqui describes art as being one of her first best friends – a special heartfelt relationship began. She believes magic...

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Rustic Metal Art

RusticMetalArt, started as a small part time/after work operation back in Auckland around 2009, in a double garage with a...

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Janet Collenette

Janet Collenette has been painting fine art murals since 2011. Her unique style of illustration is based on shape and...

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Melody Downie

I am extremely excited to have my art studio completed, now it is the time to share it! I run...

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Jo Tricker

“I am fascinated by glass – by its ability to transform itself from a solid to a liquid and back...

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Jimmy Robertson

Jimmy Robertson is a 35 year old airbrush artist. Born and raised here in Tauranga, he started painting with a...

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