New Zealand Art by Jo May
Jo May Original silk paintings, outdoor garden art, prints and cards and other iconic kiwi art gift items.
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.
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.
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.