CREATIVE ARTISTS
VISUAL ARTISTS, PHOTOGRAPHERS, WRITERS, FILM PRODUCTION, MUSICIANS, DANCERS, ACTORS
MOORE FINE ARTS
Richard & Diana Moore's approach to teaching is quite different from most art schools as they use a specific painting as a means to teach you lots of techniques, such as drawing techniques, the techniques of mixing paints, applying layers, composition, problem solving, applying realistic detail and lots of tips that they have gathered or developed over the past 30 years.
RUDY VAN DE POL
Rudy works with various media, including decoupage techniques, collage, specialised paint finishes, metallised effects and patinas, along with sculpted metal and found objects.

Recycled materials are often used, although the context is altered giving them a new meaning. He uses wrapping and pleating as a rhythmic expression to create textural overlays on the sculptural form.
KATHY STRONG PHOTOGRAPHY
Based in Maungaturoto the Heart of the Kaipara, Kathy has been working as a photographer since 2008 and has a Diploma in Professional Photography.

Kathy often travels far afield to photographic shoots all over New Zealand. She started photographing the fast pace of Rodeo and Equine Photography which suited her passion and love of horses.

Kathy has expanded into Product and Portrait photography, and has teamed up with a fellow photographer to shoot Weddings. Her style of photography is casual lifestyle, she likes to be
out in the wide open places, to capture in natural light, and likes to have fun getting the wind in your face and sand in your toes and therefore capturing the true spirit of the moment style photography.

Kathy has recently found a love painting and work mostly in Acrylics, which has given me the chance to turn some of my photographic images into works of art.
RICHARD MOORE
New Zealand Freelance Painter, Sculptor, Illustrator and Designer

Richard Moore has been portraying nature and wildlife for the past 35 years. He has worked in oils, watercolour and gouache, but finds acrylic best suited for his realistic style. Using texture in the background has allowed him to explore movement to bring the painting alive. He also creates highly detailed bronze sculptures. Richards paintings and sculpture commissions, are included in numerous private collections here in New Zealand and around the world.
DIANA  MOORE
Diana Moore has been a full time artist for over 10 years. She mainly works in Acrylics, charcoal or pencil, but finds acrylic best suited for her impressionist style.  Using texture in the background has allowed her to explore movement to bring the painting alive.  Dianas paintings are included in numerous private collections here in New Zealand and around the world.

Although Dianas paintings are not limited to any one subject or medium, she demonstrates great flexibility and technical versatility.  Diana's passion for healing and nature has always inspired her. 


DEE DEE'S PHOTOGRAPHY
Dee Dee's Photography  does a wide range of photos from weddings, new born, family, events , fine art , etc with reasonable prices contact Dee today to start capturing your special moments

RAE ROADLEY - AUTHOR
Rae is a creative writer, writing tutor at NorthTec, a qualified journalist and columnist who has worked in publishing and as a freelance writer. She blogs about rural life and her writing has won recognition in contests and media awards.  In 2011, Penguin NZ published Love at the End of the Road which tells of Rae’s life on the Kaipara Harbour and the history of the area. In the late 1800s till the mid 1900s, Batley, a peninusula on the Otamatea River, was a commercial and social centre with a wharf, store, post office, church, school, fish factories and boarding house. Her novel, Have a Heart, tells the story of two families in a coastal community. It’s alove story that touches on issues that face any small community – pressures from an increasing population and popularity, family discord, domestic violence and long-held grudges. Both ebooks can be found on Amazon at
https://www.amazon.com/author/raeroadley

KAIPARA ART GLASS JEWELLERY
Britt Sansom's fused glass jewellery is inspired by the diverse vibrancy of native rural New Zealand.

Sometimes it is an echo of colour reflecting off butterfly wings, or light reflecting off water, waterfalls, rippling pools, rivers, sea and surf. Sometimes it is an impression of exotic vegetation or wildlife.

All are a source of inspiration, and each set of jewellery is named accordingly. Being a holistic therapist, the dazzling dichroic glass she works with, is used to bring light, colour, and a sense of wellbeing and energy to the wearer. Britt cuts layers of glass to her own design and fires it until it is molten, at a temperature of 900 degrees Fahrenheit. She finds glass fusing a fascinating
technique as each finished piece has its own unique characteristics and cannot be replicated.
She likens the process to the stages of metamorphosis, the minerals and elements from the earth going through a transformational process.
FRED RENATA
FILM PRODUCTIONS - CINEMATOGRAPHER

Local cinematographer Fred Renata is one of New Zealand’s most disinguished cinematographers.His work as a
director of photography has crossed all media, from music videos  and commercials to television drama,documentaries and feature films.
PHOTO CREDIT: EMMA BADEIA