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Silk Painting & Outdoor Garden Art

by Jo May

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Welcome, and thank you for liking my art.

I am an established New Zealand artist from Whangarei in Northland, New Zealand. I have been an artist all my life and have always painted. In the past I dabbled in acrylic on canvas, oil on board and water colours, but my preferred medium is silk. The colours are fantastic and suit the cheerful, colorful, sunny, and often awestruck way that I see New Zealand.

All my art is 100% hand made and every printed design is taken from one of my silk originals.

My originals are all totally hand painted on pure white silk which takes many weeks just to do one painting. I have been painting on silk now since the year 2000 and it is my preferred medium – I just love it – I love the look, the fluidity, the style and the colours. My trade mark designs are always “Kiwiana” especially our native birds and local beaches and icons. They are always super bright and vivid.

Outdoor Garden Art Panels on Aluminium

From my original hand painted silk images, I make the outdoor garden art panels by printing them onto sheet aluminium with a firm perspex core. They are bright, glossy and very durable. The outdoor garden panels are suitable for all weather conditions and immensely affordable. They come in several sizes to suit every area. Of course, you can hang these inside too – they are ready to hang with no need of framing & make a great statement.

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Worldwide delivery

I will package and ship your chosen art anywhere in the world, but due to new online VAT & Tax laws, if you live in a EU member country, Europe or the UK, you may be required to pay VAT on your parcel to your local authority before it can be delivered.  If you wish to pre-pay the VAT, please use my ETSY site. Email me direct if what you want is not on ETSY and I will create a listing for you – thank you.

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100% Kiwi

Keeping it local –  all art-work designs are created by me in Whangarei, New Zealand

- Our Stores - For all my art plus other gifts:

Paihia - Alley Cat Gifts

Shop 5, Selwyn Mall
1 Selwyn Road
Bay Of Islands,
New Zealand

Minimum Hours ( longer if busy) :
10am -4pm Monday to Saturday
10am to 3pm Sundays

Generally open all Public Holidays except Xmas Day

Whangarei - Blue Lotus Gifts

Shop 6
1 Rathbone St
Whangarei CBD
New Zealand

Minimum Hours ( longer if busy) :
9.30 am -4.30pm Monday to Friday
9.30am -3pm Saturdays
Generally closed Sundays except over the Christmas period
Generally closed all Public Holidays except Boxing Day