New Zealand illustrator Henrietta Harris has mastered the art of delicately mournful painting. Her style radiates an other-world aura of sad playfulness and whimsy. Each image is something familiar with a cleverly twisted detail to add interest while creating a sense of alienation. I particularly love the pieces with added captions written in hand lettering.
Cinzah is one dope street artist from New Zealand. Having done a multitude of murals, as well as gallery work, he has recently set his sights on video, collaborating on a street art documentary called Dregs, which aims to bring to light the thriving street art movement in New Zealand. He’s also an accomplished illustrator, represented by Watermark Ltd. I own one of his pieces, Tardiness, an Alice in Wonderland-themed painting, and it feels great to put my money into supporting a fellow artist. His works exude vibrant energy and irreverence.
Lisa Shipman is an New Zealand-born, English fine artist who creates oil and charcoal paintings and drawings. Surreal, cartoon inspired with a specialist painting technique, Shipman’s art has a slightly twisted but serious narrative vibe to it.