Kowhai Studio

Barbara’s studio and gallery are open to the public most days.
Please phone before you visit to be sure.

Barbara at work in her studio.

Barbara at work in her studio.

Barbara’s studio and gallery are located in her cliff-top home, overlooking Long Bay and the Hauraki Gulf. This extraordinary location provides ongoing inspiration for Barbara’s work. The dramatic landforms and ever-changing weather patterns are reflected in her vibrant landscape, still-life and floral paintings.

The purpose-built gallery space. The gallery includes watercolours by Coromandel artist, the late Patrick Greene, whose paintings of local scenes are refreshingly quirky.

The purpose-built gallery space. The gallery includes watercolours by Coromandel artist, the late Patrick Greene, whose paintings of local scenes are refreshingly quirky.

 

What people say about Barbara’s paintings:

Jaw dropping colour and intensity.
— Bruce, Tauranga, NZ.
Vibrant, alive, passionate!
— Cathy, Kaimarama, NZ.
Paintings with feeling.
— Janette George, Wellington, N.Z.
Beautiful expressive work
— Vicky, Auckland, N.Z.
Inspirational and unique
— Libby & Steve, NSW.
Spontaneous, wow.
— Rex & Lin, Te Awamutu, N.Z.
You have undressed the landscape and discovered the under truth.
— Graeme, Hamilton, N.Z.
...your landscapes are on the verge of escape. But this is their great delight...
— John Hovell, Kennedy Bay, N.Z.
...to see you subjecting the expression of colour to the discipline of the landform almost to the point of disintegration...”
— John Hovell, Kennedy Bay, N.Z.