Juliet Best

My latest paintings, include strong horizon lines and my ongoing work with gold leaf celebrate the beauty and moods of New Zealand skies, landscapes and water I live by the sea in Island Bay and commute to my gallery and studio in Shelly Bay, always observing and loving the ever-changing southern skies, sea and coastlines. I am very grateful for my daily journey to and from work and I am often stopping and sketching or taking photographs.

My extensive work with gold leaf and texture mediums on canvas or wood panel shapes is an important part of my art practice. My love of painting New Zealand's stunning landscapes and our native birds, flora and fauna over many years is finding real maturity and evolving in new and exciting directions.