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Ben Timmins

Artist Interview: Ben Timmins

October 19, 2016

Tucked away in a converted wool shed in Golden Bay, award winning artist Ben Timmins creates large scale oil paintings designed to play with our perception of reality and illusion. Picking up a brush in High School  Ben discovered he had an inherent knack for painting; a skill he has refined over the course of his career to critical acclaim. We spoke to Ben about what being an artist means to him, where he finds inspiration and his latest distraction.

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Artist Interview: Justine Hawksworth

Artist Interview: Justine Hawksworth

October 12, 2016

A tribute to kiwiana without verging into tacky or kitsch, Justine Hawksworth's work focuses on typical New Zealand elements: native birds, the New Zealand coastline and waterways, Captain Cook and a sense of adventure.

Working mainly in acrylic, and venturing out in to copper occasionally, Justine works with vintage oars and old maps to stunning effect. We spoke to Justine about her process, finding inspiration while on holiday and what her studio looks like...

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Artist Interview: Gillian Buckley

Artist Interview: Gillian Buckley

July 07, 2016

At first glance it is easy to mistake Gillian Buckley's complex portraits for photographs: layers of emotion, intricate details such as the fine lines the form around joints, delicate peach fuzz and flyaway hairs all add to the illusion. 

Infusing her drawings with complex emotions it's hard to believe Gillian once lacked confidence in her ability and only starting pursuing her creative dreams six years ago. Quirky Fox spoke to Gillian about how she went from a quiet teen who lacked confidence to an award winning artist.

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All about Eva - the story behind the painting

All about Eva - the story behind the painting

September 03, 2015

Like many of Santie Cronje's paintings 'Eva Garden and her Winged Friends' is layered in symbolic meaning. Santie Cronje lets us in on some of Eva's secrets.

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The Inspiration Behind the Creation

The Inspiration Behind the Creation

August 05, 2015

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Quirky Fox's New Look

Quirky Fox's New Look

May 13, 2015

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