Rachel Macfarlane, Wellington watercolourist, became a member of Watercolour New Zealand in 2013. Since leaving the New Zealand Cartoon Archive in 2005 she has been pursuing her interest in watercolour painting, photography, family history, and the propagation and cultivation of native trees.
Vivian Manthel-French is an Elected Artist Member of the New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts and former president of the Wellington Watercolour Society, which later became Watercolour New Zealand.
Philip Markham is a full time artist who lives on the Kapiti Coast north of Wellington. His work which covers a wide range of subject matter in all types of media is keenly sought by collectors both in New Zealand and overseas. He also has wide experience in stage and costume design and has worked on many large opera and ballet productions as well as plays and musicals.
Wendy Masters is a master watercolour artist who has painted and exhibited for many years. Using clean colours and confident brushstrokes, her paintings come to life and freshness.
Painting watercolours was central to Olive McAlister's life for 50 years.
John's main objectives are to present a romantic or perhaps a surreal approach to representations of New Zealand landscapes and gardens. John has regularly exhibited with Watercolour New Zealand and The New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts.
Ngaio McKee has been painting New Zealand scenery, still life, and heritage buildings for nearly three decades.
Rachel has been interested in art since a very young age, but it was at high school that she began to seriously pursue an education in art. Rachel spent her high school years at International School Bangkok. Her father’s work took the family to live there for 3½ years. The art teacher at the school believed in giving students wide exposure to a variety of media, from batik to pastels. This programme launched Rachel into fine art, a path not trodden by other members of her family.
Hutt Valley artist, Sylvia Meek, won Watercolour New Zealand’s award
in 2007. Her paintings reflect her lively character and positive attitude
Watercolour New Zealand Past President (2006-2009, 2013)
Alfred Memelink is becoming well known for colourful streetscapes and seascapes, particularly of around the Wellington area. His love of the city, harbour and environment, come rain of shine, is reflected in his paintings.
Peter is a professional watercolour artist and writer based in Plimmerton, north of Wellington.