April 2021 Gallery Friends Newsletter

April 2021 Gallery Friends Newsletter
Welcome to the Kiwi Art House Gallery's April Newsletter
This month

Diana Treeborn's exhibition NATURAL EMOTIONS

New Art

Heimler and Proc murals

Banksy appears...

Bookmark cards by Samantha Qiao


Diana Treeborn - Natural Emotions

28 April to 16 May

Diana expresses a spectrum of our emotions  through images of nature, mostly underwater settings. She believes that nature plays an essential role in our lives for growing and nourishing our positive emotions while helping us deal with our more negative darker feelings.

Diana will be in the Gallery this Saturday from 2.30pm for a 15 minute talk and q and a about the ideas behind her exhibition paintings. 

See the exhibition online in the Current Exhibition page

New Art

Clicking on new art pics below will take you directly to each in the New Art page. There is a good selection of new paintings in the Gallery right now, including a set of dramatic figures and faces from Peter Augustin, two stunning large flower paintings from Diana Peel, watercolours from Dianne Taylor and  Joy de Geus, an Oriental Bay scene from Vincent Duncan painted using his traditional style and a small gem of a still life from Tatyana Kulida. Visitors are loving the latest waterfront scene from Ronda Thompson, where she has differed from past work by upping the intensity of her colours.

You'll find these and other recent art in the New Art page

'Spring Blossom'  by Diana Peel.

900mm x 1540mm


'Bush' by Joy de Geus

750mm x 630mm


'Colourful Wellington' by Ronda Thompson,

600mm x 750mm - will only be in the gallery for 4 weeks. For Gallery Friends the price is reduced by $600 for the next two weeks.

'Mystery' by Peter Augustin

900mm x 900mm


'Cafe Reflections' by Dianne Taylor.

770mm x 900mm


'Oriental Bay Vista' by Vincent Duncan

1200mm x 400mm - still drying but will be available soon


New Heimler and Proc art at Oriental Bay

Gabriel Heimler and Anna Proc have just completed a new artwork depicting swimmers from the 1920s on the wood boarding around the new Rotunda redevelopment and are now working on another mural. Their exhibition '10 Years' has finished but for Gallery Friends a special reduced price  will be available for the exhibition paintings until 16 May. Read about the artists here



You may have heard of the recent sale of a Banksy in Auckland for 1.45millllion. Hard to believe as it is, this was spotted in the window of Graham Moeller's studio gallery in Taupo. He won't say how he obtained said artwork but I'm sure he'll welcome all inquiries!


Bookmark Cards

Samantha Qiao has made six  cards with their decoration removable hand painted  watercolour bookmarks, a very neat gift and card idea combined.  Also in  the gallery some of her hand painted standard cards.

Here are two available watercolours by Samantha

'The MLC Building 2'

'Plimmer Steps'


Thanks and I hope to see you soon in the Gallery for a look at the new art and Diana Treeborn's exhibition.

Alan Aldridge

The Kiwi Art House Gallery, 288 Cuba Street, Wellington

04 385 3083

Posted: Wed 02 Jun 2021