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Framing for Art Prints

Framing for Art Prints

Now available from the Studio! Would you love to buy a print but don't want the hassle of organizing framing, or perhaps need it quickly for a gift? Now you can order one framed, delivered to your door and ready to hang straight on the wall. The prints are high quality, hand signed giclees, framed with glass, acid free mat...

Framing for Art Prints

Now available from the Studio! Would you love to buy a print but don't want the hassle of organizing framing, or perhaps need it quickly for a gift? Now you can order one framed, delivered to your door and ready to hang straight on the wall. The prints are high quality, hand signed giclees, framed with glass, acid free mat...

My Studio Desk Warmer...

My Studio Desk Warmer...

My sweet Ollie boy who loves to keep me company while I paint. I always think he's very appropriate as an artist's cat because it looks like someone's applied his nose with a paintbrush and it's slipped a bit...He has a little ritual when he decides to pay the studio a visit, which is to zoom up the stairs to the...

My Studio Desk Warmer...

My sweet Ollie boy who loves to keep me company while I paint. I always think he's very appropriate as an artist's cat because it looks like someone's applied his nose with a paintbrush and it's slipped a bit...He has a little ritual when he decides to pay the studio a visit, which is to zoom up the stairs to the...

Boys vs. Girls

Boys vs. Girls

Sharing your life with animals you're always learning something new, and one thing that surprised me was discovering that the boy lambs had quite definite personality differences from the girls.  After my ewes produced only ram lambs for several years in a row (just my luck!) I was used to what I thought of as 'standard' lamb behaviour.  When finally...

Boys vs. Girls

Sharing your life with animals you're always learning something new, and one thing that surprised me was discovering that the boy lambs had quite definite personality differences from the girls.  After my ewes produced only ram lambs for several years in a row (just my luck!) I was used to what I thought of as 'standard' lamb behaviour.  When finally...

My New Painting 'Fuzzy Wuzzy'

My New Painting 'Fuzzy Wuzzy'

Closeup detail of my latest work - a curious Little Owl and fuzzy friend!Painting this brought back memories of searching for the adorable black furry caterpillars on Mum's cinerarias when I was a kid. They're from the Magpie Moth (aka Woolly Bear Caterpillars - you can see why!)Little Owls are to be found in the South Island of NZ.  They...

My New Painting 'Fuzzy Wuzzy'

Closeup detail of my latest work - a curious Little Owl and fuzzy friend!Painting this brought back memories of searching for the adorable black furry caterpillars on Mum's cinerarias when I was a kid. They're from the Magpie Moth (aka Woolly Bear Caterpillars - you can see why!)Little Owls are to be found in the South Island of NZ.  They...

Feathers & Fluff Bookmarks

Feathers & Fluff Bookmarks

Being a compulsive bookworm I thought it was about time I put my art onto some of these!These cute bookmarks feature NZ bird paintings from my Feathers & Fluff Series,  and are printed on beautiful textured cardstock with ribbon at the top.Available to any other book addicts, online from my shop.

Feathers & Fluff Bookmarks

Being a compulsive bookworm I thought it was about time I put my art onto some of these!These cute bookmarks feature NZ bird paintings from my Feathers & Fluff Series,  and are printed on beautiful textured cardstock with ribbon at the top.Available to any other book addicts, online from my shop.

Beautiful Watercolour Art by RJ Clusker

Beautiful Watercolour Art by RJ Clusker

Today's blog post is something a bit different - an appreciation post of fellow NZ artist RJ Clusker who paints gorgeous watercolour portraits and kiwiana themed paintings.  She painted a portrait for me of a couple of special friends of mine and I was thrilled with the result. I particularly love her style; the romantic atmosphere and delicate quality of...

Beautiful Watercolour Art by RJ Clusker

Today's blog post is something a bit different - an appreciation post of fellow NZ artist RJ Clusker who paints gorgeous watercolour portraits and kiwiana themed paintings.  She painted a portrait for me of a couple of special friends of mine and I was thrilled with the result. I particularly love her style; the romantic atmosphere and delicate quality of...

The Hat

The Hat

Oh so stylish and chic today at La Maison de la Goat... until Party Pooper Milly comes on the scene. See rest of pics for what happens next!

The Hat

Oh so stylish and chic today at La Maison de la Goat... until Party Pooper Milly comes on the scene. See rest of pics for what happens next!

A Cute Animal Family - Pet Portraits on Rocks

A Cute Animal Family - Pet Portraits on Rocks

A set of painted stone portraits I did recently for a customer, of her beautiful animal family.I loved how she requested different stone sizes to reflect the real life proportions of the animals in relation to each other.  I'm currently available to take custom orders for rock paintings - see my Pet Portraits Page for more info. 

A Cute Animal Family - Pet Portraits on Rocks

A set of painted stone portraits I did recently for a customer, of her beautiful animal family.I loved how she requested different stone sizes to reflect the real life proportions of the animals in relation to each other.  I'm currently available to take custom orders for rock paintings - see my Pet Portraits Page for more info. 

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

Something to brighten up your wall for 2023!These little calendars feature NZ bird paintings from my Feathers & Fluff Series.  Printed on beautiful textured cardstock with a tear off calendar page for each month.  Seven different birds to choose from. Purchase yours here.

Happy New Year!

Something to brighten up your wall for 2023!These little calendars feature NZ bird paintings from my Feathers & Fluff Series.  Printed on beautiful textured cardstock with a tear off calendar page for each month.  Seven different birds to choose from. Purchase yours here.

Cards for Christmas!

Cards for Christmas!

A new collection of greeting cards especially for gifting this Christmas - featuring a recent artwork 'Robin in Red' as well as my grey warbler painting 'Winter Gems'. I chose this selection for their festive colours and Christmassy vibe!  Printed on beautiful, textured art paper and blank inside for your own message.  The pack of 4 includes two of each card,...

Cards for Christmas!

A new collection of greeting cards especially for gifting this Christmas - featuring a recent artwork 'Robin in Red' as well as my grey warbler painting 'Winter Gems'. I chose this selection for their festive colours and Christmassy vibe!  Printed on beautiful, textured art paper and blank inside for your own message.  The pack of 4 includes two of each card,...

Blackbird Babies

Blackbird Babies

Spring is here and so is my new painting of these cute fluffies!There is a blackbird mum sitting on 3 gorgeous blue and brown speckled eggs in a nest in our orchard, so hopefully soon there will be some new season's fluffballs hopping around the place, chirping loudly and getting their beaks stuffed full of squishy fallen plums and large...

Blackbird Babies

Spring is here and so is my new painting of these cute fluffies!There is a blackbird mum sitting on 3 gorgeous blue and brown speckled eggs in a nest in our orchard, so hopefully soon there will be some new season's fluffballs hopping around the place, chirping loudly and getting their beaks stuffed full of squishy fallen plums and large...

New Original Painting!

New Original Painting!

This one has been in the pipeline for about a year and I'm so happy to have finally finished it!'Robin in Red' features a NZ black robin fledgling perched on a pohutukawa branch. If you look closely you'll see he has a tiny friend keeping him company.The original work and art prints of this painting are available for sale in...

New Original Painting!

This one has been in the pipeline for about a year and I'm so happy to have finally finished it!'Robin in Red' features a NZ black robin fledgling perched on a pohutukawa branch. If you look closely you'll see he has a tiny friend keeping him company.The original work and art prints of this painting are available for sale in...

Spring Arrivals

Spring Arrivals

The latest one day old additions to the farmlet family.Now to think of names for them - at the moment it's rather confusing because we still call the mum Lambie since it just seemed to stick from when she was little and we never got round to calling her Mollie which is her proper name.So for now it's Lambie's Lambs...

Spring Arrivals

The latest one day old additions to the farmlet family.Now to think of names for them - at the moment it's rather confusing because we still call the mum Lambie since it just seemed to stick from when she was little and we never got round to calling her Mollie which is her proper name.So for now it's Lambie's Lambs...

The Cosy Corner of My Studio...

The Cosy Corner of My Studio...

Of course it's usually occupied by a certain little critter who feels the cold so there isn't much room left for me!

The Cosy Corner of My Studio...

Of course it's usually occupied by a certain little critter who feels the cold so there isn't much room left for me!

Pebble Pet Portraits

Pebble Pet Portraits

The latest cuteness from Mousewhisker Studio...Provide me with photos of your beloved furry companion and I will create a cute and quirky version of your own pet painted on a pebble.  Options available for a necklace or brooch attachment.The Cat Pebble PortraitThe Dog Pebble Portrait

Pebble Pet Portraits

The latest cuteness from Mousewhisker Studio...Provide me with photos of your beloved furry companion and I will create a cute and quirky version of your own pet painted on a pebble.  Options available for a necklace or brooch attachment.The Cat Pebble PortraitThe Dog Pebble Portrait