ellaquaint | Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāpuhi

aellaquaint is an artist who is inspired by our natural environment and the precious taonga/treasures that dwell within it. She aims to capture something of the wairua/essence of the manu/birds and creatures that feature in her work; their personalities often evolve throughout the process of painting. Exaggerating survival features is a key component of ellaquaint’s detailed style as she aims to assist her wild subjects to survive in an uncertain world. Playing with the intrinsic qualities of materials is an integral feature of her work; watercolour and indian ink are usually the media of choice.




Whale Tales 2022 Art Trail