Mangawhai Studio and Gallery Guide

Spring 2014


Linda Hobbs, Mixed Media                      

Open by Appointment Phone 0273 566 019
“I gravitate toward figurative art and portraiture and work in acrylics, oils, crayons, oil sticks, charcoal also clay sculpting.”





Jenifer Colgate, Mixed Media

Open by Appointment Phone 09 431 5694 

“I like exploring. At the moment I am playing with paint. Both Acrylic on Canvas and Textile Paint on Cotton.” 










Gudrun Grotzky, Acrylic Paintings
Open by Appointment Jan - April Phone 021 116 3688 

“I live and paint in three totally different countries (Germany, Zanzibar and New Zealand) and thus get a lot of exciting inspirations”









Funky Clothing, Mixed Media

Open Tues to Fri 9.30am-4pm Sat 9.30am - 1.30pm
“We specialize in ‘one off pieces’ of clothing and shabby chic housewares... plus coffee and cake to relax”.  
FB Funky Clothing by Trish Powley Phone 021 836 238 












Alene Featherston, Painting

Open by Appointment Phone 09 431 5753
Alene is a very proficient artist who is adept with acrylic paint, pencil and pastels. Previously a member of the Waitakere Arts Council. First in Painting at the Kaipara Gilmore Brown Art Awards 2012.











Deva Prem, Mixed Media

Open by Appointment Phone 021 145 5541
Sculptures (concrete) and garden structures - workshops, lessons or by order, paintings - oil, acrylic, watercolour and mosaic.






Mandy Thomsett-Taylor, Mixed Media

Open by Appointment Phone 021 843 590
Mandy TT artist has recently relocated too live in Mangawhai Heads. Over 20 years as an artist painting/drawing and lecturer at UNITEC in Auckland. Dulux

Open by Appointment 




Brendan Greening, Oil Painter
Open by Appointment Phone 021 0839 4388

“Communication between the two worlds, the conscious and the subconscious.” A prolific artist from West Auckland, Brendan is mainly self-taught, 39, and has 2 works in the Wallace Arts Trust collection. Reasonable prices. 






Donna Shadick, Artist

Open by Appointment Phone 021 207 7825

Custom manufactured jewellery in gold silver precious stones and pearls, commissions/repairs. I paint a diverse range of subjects in fine oils. 











Suza Lawrence, Mixed Media
“I often feel - that when I look at something it looks back - or something watches me while I am observing something else”.

Phone 021 924 819 




Marina Bagley, Acrylic charcoal pastel 

Open by appointment  09 431 3016 or 


Marina began her passion for portraiture in 1983. Marina paints pastel portraits using a many layered technique. She also paints with  charcoal and  acrylic depending on the effect required.  











Pauline Gough, Contemporary Mixed Media Painter

Open by Most Days Phone 021 183 2738
A contemporary impressionistic painter who is well known for her bold use of colour and brush or knife strokes.














The Ashfords, Picture Framing
For all framing needs, Photos, Prints, Artwork, Certificates, Needlework and 3D to the standards of Basic, Conservative and Museum quality. Phone 027 577 6220



Sarah C, Indoor and Outdoor Art

Open Most Days Phone 0800 72 72 42

Corrugated iron, Gloss panels, Canvas and Artblocks. Personalised and Word Art. Motivate and Inspire. Bright colourful, beach, bush, icons, landscapes - Home, bach, office, garden.








Tony Allen, Acrylics/Oils

Open by Appointment Phone 021 262 4253 Email

Tony’s paintings are mainly realism and are studio based. He feels very privileged to be able to earn a living with a brush, paint and canvas. 








Wendy Clifford

Open by Appointment Phone 09 431 5668

Wendy Clifford is known for her oil and acrylic paintings, mixed media, wood and lino cuts.  She takes inspiration from her environment and myths and legends from Maori culture.

see website 











PIPI Gallery

Open by 7 Days Phone 09 431 4849

Display of distinctive and decorative local work by potters, Barbara, Arran and Angela Hockenhull. Jewellery by Gavan Riley. Selection of original work by other NZ artists.





The Heads Gallery 

Open by Appointment Phone 09 431 5668

Jeanette Vickers photographs the natural patterns of the winds upon the sea as it flows over Mangawhai’s natural geological rocks. All her photographs are original and giclee processed. We also display art by other local artists. And we can post overseas.












Elena Nikolaeva, Mixed Media

Open by Appointment Phone 021 157 1730
Acrylics, watercolour, mixed media, sculptures. Variety of 2-D and 3-D media' work.  Welcome students who want to learn painting or want to widen their skills and techniques.









Patricia Mortensen, Acrylic

Open by Appointment Phone 021 439 698
Contemporary mixed media artist. Acrylic on canvas. Reverse painting on collectible glass.