From the Committee

At the AGM in March we gave a big thank-you to John Toft who stood down after five years as president. We have been lucky to have a president with wide knowledge of the watercolour scene. John knows the works and bios of all the outstanding watercolourists in past and present New Zealand, and the works of most international watercolour painters. We have valued his wise and strong leadership and are very glad that he is continuing as a member of the committee. While we do not immediately have anyone stepping into the president role, the committee is a happy and keen group and the society is moving forward strongly.

Our patron Adrienne Pavelka did a great job organising the Paintaway to Akaroa, enjoyed by 30 people. A spring Paintaway is planned for Whanganui and the keen outdoor painters of Ashburton are already planning a 2020 autumn Paintaway in Methven.

The current series of workshops are proving very successful, with more to follow, tutored by Chan Dissanayake and Jacky Pearson.

If perspective is a challenge to you, register for the weekend with Charlotte Hird. She will clarify the process and ensure you are able to use it to inform your landscapes.

Please note a change: We are deleting the “.co” from our address.
  • Our website address is now:
  • Our bookings email is now:
  • Emails regarding payments will continue to go to:
  • We have a new email address for all other business:

Committee, Watercolour New Zealand Inc.

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