Artists

Thank you to all our incredible Whale Tale artists!

Read about each artist and the inspiration behind their Whale Tail.

Aaron, a fulltime artist for 20 years, is Waikato Tainui Māori. https://www.aaronkereopa.gallery/new-page-1....Read more
Aiddie.Jae is a Kiwi artist currently based in Auckland who specialises in alcohol inks, mixed media and wearable colour. Her work can be found on yupo paper, canvas, wooden panels and has started dabbling in j....Read more
AJ David discovered the joys of art-making as a child and has refused to stop drawing ever since. She enjoys illustrating portraits, cartoons and comic strips based on her experiences, and drawings to give as g....Read more
Alice Berry is an abstract artist and graphic designer based in Auckland, New Zealand. She has a distinct style that is colourful, fun and not the expected. She paints with passion and emotion and draws on her ....Read more
Painting has always been an important part of Alice’s life. During 2012 she placed first in the Youth category at the Franklin Arts Festival, as well as being selected to partake in the Te Tuhi Youth Art Awar....Read more
Amy van der Loo is a keen amateur artist who works mainly with acrylics, cyanotype, paper and mixed media. She also enjoys making papier-mâché clocks and carving rubber stamps. Amy is inspired by nature and o....Read more
Anna Leyland is a contemporary New Zealand artist. Utilising pattern making and symbolism, her works invoke conversations relating to the celebration of diversity and multiculturalism within Aotearoa – a hall....Read more
When I draw, I breathe. It’s my peace, my spiritual practice and my calling. @aphroditedraws https://aphroditedraws.myshopify.com/....Read more
Benjamin Work is an artist, Tāmaki Makaurau-born and raised, with Tongan and Scottish heritage. Work’s evolution exemplifies the new trajectories of artists reared on American sub/pop culture, while also exp....Read more
Bev Goodwin is a multimedia artist, enjoying working with wire, low tech and recycled materials. She’s interested in recycling all manner of materials, and transforming them into unusual art forms. Today, it....Read more
Bhakti Patel's passion for the ocean comes from a lifelong dream of becoming a marine biologist. During her career in marine science spanning over 10 years, she has conducted research from the northern to the s....Read more
Paul Nathan (Bonco) graduated with a MFA from University of Auckland in 2019. He predominantly uses oil on canvas, and his work has been shown around New Zealand. His interest is in how geometric abstraction ca....Read more
Whale Tales 2022 Art Trail