Kiwi Gold

Artist: Gwen Rutter
Materials: Oil on Canvas
Dimensions: 350 x 250mm


Waiheke artist Gwen Rutter is known for her vibrant paintings of Island landscapes and native flora.

A self-taught artist, Gwen initially worked as a water colourist over a ten year period, intricately painting flowers and also teaching water colour techniques. 

A transition to acrylic and oil painting in later years has seen Gwen's art practice flourish as she used her skills to blend the vibrant colours of native flowers and ocean views.

Gwen paints from her studio  in Rocky Bay which is open to visitors by arrangement.

In the past Gwen has been a working member of the Academy of Fine Arts, the N.Z. Fellowship of Artists and has had work exhibited throughout New Zealand. 

Her work hangs in collections in the U.K., U.S.A.,Australia and Japan.

The current work is the flowering Kowhai tree another native of N.Z.. which flowers profusely in spring and attracts our native Tuis.