Meet The Artists We Represent
The featured artists whose amazingly creative works of art are sold by ArtSelect Gallery are shown in our gallery in the form of solo exhibitions with additional and commissions available on request.
Our special relationship with these artists enables us to offer pieces from their solo exhibitions exclusively to interested buyers.
Get to know some of our valued artistic partners below and get in touch if something catches your eye or if you have a specific painting that you are looking for. We may be able to find something special if it's not currently advertised on the web site.
Better still, come in and visit us to see these amazing works of art in person because nothing can compare with the sight, texture and complexity of the work when viewed in the "flesh"!
Secret Art & Illustration Art
His artistic vision emerged as the golden thread that linked every facet of his varied career, and his artwork became the platform from which he delivered forty-four children’s books, more than 400 World War II political cartoons, hundreds of advertisements, and countless editorials filled with wonderfully inventive animals, characters, and humor.
Theodor Seuss Geisel, a.k.a. Dr. Seuss, began his career as a little-known editorial cartoonist in the 1920s. His intriguing perspective and fresh concepts ignited his career, and his work evolved quickly to deft illustrations, modeled sculpture, and sophisticated oil paintings of elaborate imagination. His artistic vision emerged as the golden thread that linked every facet of his varied career, and his artwork became the platform from which he delivered forty-four children’s books, more than 400 World War II political cartoons, hundreds of advertisements, and countless editorials filled with wonderfully inventive animals, characters, and humor.
Geisel single-handedly forged a new genre of art that falls somewhere between the surrealist movement of the early 20th century and the inspired nonsense of a child’s classroom doodles. The Art of Dr. Seuss project offers a rare glimpse into the artistic life of this celebrated American icon and chronicles almost seven decades of work that, in every respect is uniquely, stylistically, and endearingly Seussian.
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J K Reed
Original Oil in Canvas and Watercolour Paintings
New Zealand Water-colour Artist
JK Reed is regarded as one of New Zealand’s leading landscape water-colourist, with works sold through-out Australasia and the United States of America.
In 1996 Keith Reed was sponsored by Fisher’s Fine Arts of Christchurch to undertake a painting and study trip to England, France and Venice. As a result his paintings now show a variety of influences from well known tourist locations that include fishing villages ,city scenes and cafe’s , Venice waterways and local New Zealand landscape .
Born in England and emigrating to Dunedin in 1954, Keith Reed attended school at Otago Boys’ High. When only sixteen he held his first exhibition in which three-quarters of the works displayed were sold.
He moved to Christchurch in the early 1960s to attend the University of Canterbury School of Fine Arts, attaining his Diploma of Fine Arts in 1968. During this time he held many exhibitions through-out the South Island.
In 1969 Keith Reed started teaching, and after a year’s leave of absence in 1974 to visit galleries overseas, returned to develop a successful career as an artist.
His calendar series, depicting street scenes around the world are held by such notable persons as President Bill Clinton, NZ Prime Minister Helen Clark, Jenny Shipley and are displayed in numerous galleries in New Zealand and overseas.The abstract works developed from Art School influence and a keen interest in figurative and Cubistic painting. The medium of oil paint was a contrast to watercolour during those early years.
Oil on Canvas
Kevin’s retro subconscious trips back to his childhood, via his landscape paintings have taken on a fluency that reflects the accumulative years of dedication to paint.
Despite sell out exhibitions, Kevin remains grounded “I started out not having a clue what to do or how to do it, but by experimenting I have found a style I enjoy and I have become part of my paintings.”
Still non-specific; they are evocations of a mood rather than true recordings. Reminded of a place (or time) viewers often feel a very strong and personal connection to specific paintings.
Lost in Paradise, when he summers were hotter and the holidays were longer!
Coloured pencil on archival paper
Niels Meyer-Westfeld is one of our most successful artists, he flings the word nature around a lot. But that’s as it should be for a man obsessed with the natural world around him…natures designs offer an endless stream of inspiration and for that reason I will never get tired observing our beautiful birds of New Zealand.
All original artwork is available as a limited edition of 25 fine art archival giclee printing.
Acrylic on Canvas
At the intersection of music and visual art, an alchemy takes place between the two practices. Both inspiring and influencing each other’s forms, shapes, with colours, textures and notes resonating in contrast and harmony. It is impossible to believe that the two, either consciously or unconsciously do not form a symbiotic relationship.
Patterson reduces figures and musicality into arithmetical diagrams, breaking up and re-assembling them into abstracted and unexpected formations. At the same time, he maintains a figure recognisable amongst the new order, although viewed from a new aesthetic. All the while miraculously combines balance and movement with a glorious range of colour.
“I’ve been painting full-time for 28 years now so no, I can’t stop, I’m too old to give it up now.”
Mixed Media on Canvas
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Mixed media on canvas
Rachael grew up in the middle of an English wood where she, with her brother, spent most of their time building dens and treehouses.
This beginning has undoubtedly cemented Rachael’s enduring fascination with trees.
Although Rachael’s BA (Hons) is in Illustration, her studies included photography, textiles and printmaking; all of which have informed the way she paints now. After various creative endeavours and travels, including a research trip to Asia to study the influence culture has on art; Rachael relocated to New Zealand and is now absorbed in the diversity that this landscape presents.
As time has progressed, Rachael’s tree paintings have taken on a life of their own. Intricate textures of bark created with modelling paste and other ‘secret’ compounds are tactile and 3-dimensional. The colours are the depth and warmth of autumn and the fresh lime green tones of spring. Fascinated by the ever-changing play of filtered light Rachael encourages the viewer to step into the woods, to smell it, to feel it and to be soothed.
While formulating the structure and colours of the work in her mind Rachael freely admits to spending quite a lot of time staring at a blank canvas.
“I’m endlessly fascinated with using different techniques to recreate colours. I love been able to squash colour across a surface”.
Rachael constantly draws inspiration while walking and hiking and from her extensive photography collection, to date over 5000 images.
“My work is emotive – It is all I ever want to do. “
Bee Doughty Pratt
Oils on canvas
Bee Doughty Pratt is recognized for her evocative and atmospheric semi-abstract seascapes and landscapes which include imaginary vistas from the Bay of Islands to the Milford Sounds.
Bee paints in oils and accepts commissions for larger works via ArtSelect Gallery - often working on several paintings at once, layering oils, inks and other media, rolling, brushing, scraping or dribbling for a number of weeks until each one is complete.
Bee says "Water in some form or other features in virtually every canvas I paint, often created by using different media with my oils in very fluid ways. I like it when this watery spontaneity overtakes my paintings with unintended outcomes. Lately swathes of mist seem to be predominating. Not sure why but details, structures, horizons - even whole paintings now seem to be disappearing into the mysterious mists of time.”
“Colour is also key for me . . . I love colour and try to use colour to capture atmosphere or evoke feelings rather than portray actual detail. Limiting my palette on a painting by painting basis, I feel, helps with this. Sometimes I happily binge on a particular colour for weeks at a time. Occasionally more vibrant colours lead my paintings into less inhibited abstraction.