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.
LEARN TO DRAW WEEKLY CLASSES HELD IN MAUNGATUROTO & AUCKLAND
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.
Leanne and Kathy have been working together since 2015, we work as a team and we aim to capture the real moments –the moments that you can’t always set up, the tender moments and also when things don’t go quite as planned, those can often be memories that you treasure forever. When hiring us you are getting two photographers for the price of one. Family Lifestyle Portraits to Weddings and everything in between.
We have been friends for many years and both of us have a love of photography, when the opportunity arose to work together on a project and it just flowed so easily with our like-minded vision we decided in 2015 to make it a permanent thing. We love working together to give our clients a great experience.
Kathy Strong - KS Photography & LWKS Photography
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 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.
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
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.
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