The annual Baradene Art show is taking place again this year and the line up looks amazing! Located at Baradene College,  237 Victoria Ave in Remuera and runs from Friday 21st of May until Sunday the 23rd.

Hopefully see you there!


Large scale oil painting from Sean Mc Donnell

Colourful work showing at The Baradene Art show.


A new series of colourful artwork is coming soon! These are being created with help from the amazing team at Artrite Screen Printing in Onehunga. These prints are made using archival ink onto fabriano paper. They are based on the atmospheric paintings created by Sean Mc Donnell.

Screen print at Baylys Beach.

We are so lucky here in New Zealand to have a number of art patrons. One of the biggest is Sir James Wallace from the Wallace Arts Trust. Every year a number of top artists from around the country are chosen to travel in a touring exhibition.

Some stunning work by Evan Woodruffe and Andrew Rankin.

The Wallace Awards are on every artists calendar. A huge variety of paintings, prints, photos , moving image and sculptures are on display from some of New Zealand’s premier creators. Make sure you head along to the Pah Homestead in Auckland City near the end of 2021 to view.

Wallace Awards

Wallace Awards in New Zealand.



Oil painting

If you haven’t yet visited the amazing Waikato Art Museum you must! They have a huge selection of pantings, prints, drawing and sculptures. Two of my favourite works in the show are thickly painted tree portraits from the incredibly talented Neil Frazer and Dick Frizzell.

Oil painting

Neil Frazer art

I had the pleasure of seeing some new paintings by the talented artist Rohan Wealleans a few weeks ago at Ivan Anthony in Auckland. He builds up dozens of layers of paint and then carefully carves back into the surface with the skill of a surgeon. These works are playful, colourful and meticulously constructed.

Rohan Wealleans from Sean Mc Donnell blog