John Z Robinson

Playing on metal and paper. John emailed last night to say he was playing around with ideas for the second haiku he chose. I’m giving away more than I intended here but by showing the haiku, I think you’ll appreciate the wonder of John’s playfulness! For the full article click on THE ARTISTS and select … Continue reading

Liz Rowe

WNMS – Liz, you use art as a medium to express your feelings about land use and environment. I know that the Dairy industry concerns you. Do you think people who buy your paintings share your concerns or is it more a case of they simply enjoy your cattle and landscape paintings? Some people have … Continue reading

Jenny Longstaff

Jenny Longstaff rang me recently to invite me up to her place for the afternoon. Jenny lives in North East Valley and has wonderful views towards the hills and south to the City. We sat outside in the sun with Tilly her Abyssinian cat demanding attention beside us. Jenny’s life story could easily be turned … Continue reading

Kerry Fenton-Johns

This morning I meandered down to the small village of Ocean View to visit Kerry Fenton-Johns. Kerry warmly welcomed me into her home and we went straight to the studio. Well I prompted the direction, as I was keen to see what she was currently working on!  Kerry sat down at her work area and … Continue reading

Roadside Attraction

Exciting news today from Hilary at Roadside Attraction in Waikouaiti. Her haiku garment is finished and on display in their shop window. The weather forecast is good for Saturday so why not head out to Waikouaiti for a drive, have a look through Roadside Attraction, check out this cute rental property in Waikouaiti and have … Continue reading

An interview with Tash Shackleton

WNMS – What current projects are you working on Tash? Loads! I am currently painting for exhibitions and art sales all over NZ, as well as trying to make sure all the galleries I am in have enough work. I am contemplating getting into craft markets to sell my giftware range, so there is that. … Continue reading

Lyn Hurring

Hi, I’m Lyn Hurring I’ve started preliminary work on my haiku piece and am looking forward to getting some paint onto canvas (or wood) soon. And as for my background: I’m a Dunedin-based artist with a passion for creativity. I love to draw, and am constantly getting inspiration and ideas from my surroundings, family, and … Continue reading

Sheryl McCammon

This morning I wandered up our street to catch up with Sheryl. Her morning’s work was lying on the kitchen table – a commissioned painting of a local house with just a few final touches to be added to the garden.   Leaning against the door to their lounge was a blank canvas. Aha the haiku … Continue reading

Margaret Beverland

Margaret is co-editor of the New Zealand haiku magazine, Kokako, and Treasurer of the Katikati Haiku Pathway Focus Group. She lives with her husband and extremely spoiled German Short-haired Pointer on a kiwifruit orchard at the edge of the Tauranga Harbour. Her interest in haiku was fostered when she moved from Auckland to Katikati in … Continue reading