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Getting to know: Kirsty McMahon an Illustrator Artist from Pukekohe

Getting to know: Kirsty McMahon an Illustrator Artist from Pukekohe

Kirsty McMahon, also known as Little Wildflower Creative, lives in Pukekohe, Auckland. Kirsty is an illustrative artist who specialises in fine-line contemporary florals, including native New Zealand flora. Learn about Kirsty's creative path, stunning artwork, and great advice for budding artists by reading our doodlewear getting-to-know-you artist blog series now.

Getting to know: Nelson digital artist Melina van Wyk

Getting to know: Nelson digital artist Melina van Wyk

Melina van Wyk is a digital artist with a passion for the whimsical and unexpected. Her digital art features loveable unique creatures, some cute, some quirky, but all with an attitude created to brighten someone else's day. In our doodlewear getting-to-know-you artist blog series, Melina answered some questions about her life and art.

Getting to know: NZ Watercolour Artist Clouds of Colour

Getting to know: NZ Watercolour Artist Clouds of Colour

Meet Bec, a New Zealand-based watercolour artist and mother of one. Located at the top of the South Island, she paints floral original artworks, art prints, t shirt designs and most recently children's books. She was gracious enough to answer some questions on her life and art.

Getting to know: Lesh Creates, a Wellington Artist

Getting to know: Lesh Creates, a Wellington Artist

Lesh is a New Zealand-based artist who paints from home. Her work is inspired by her love for nature and her family. Lesh says she has a busy life with a husband, three kids, one dog, and one cat. When we recently caught up with Lesh, she was gracious enough to answer some questions on life and art.

Getting to know: New Zealand based Artist Auntie Betty Illustration

Getting to know: New Zealand based Artist Auntie Betty Illustration

Betty is a New Zealand-based artist who works to raise awareness for rare and endangered wildlife. Her artworks range from realistic watercolour and colour pencil artworks to more stylised embroidered pieces. Betty also dabbles with quirky humorous illustrations of dancing and musical animals.

Getting to know: New Zealand-based Dickie Artist

Getting to know: New Zealand-based Dickie Artist

Dickie Artist creates her works mostly on paper, using pencil, pen, ink, print and watercolours. She uses the materials that most suit the subject and enjoys investigating new materials and mixed media. She has a bit of an obsession with octopus but also creates images of birds, sea life, the female form and other things that inspire her.

Getting to know: New Zealand based Artist Sarah McAlpine

Getting to know: New Zealand based Artist Sarah McAlpine

Sarah McAlpine, a Rotorua-based artist, uses mixed media and digital applications to make vibrant and colourful artworks for the young and young at heart.

"I love to create designs with children in mind, bright and fun where possible."

Getting to know: New Zealand Artist Penny Royal

Getting to know: New Zealand Artist Penny Royal

Located in Nelson, Stoke is home to Penny Royal, an artist with a range of creative skills, from graphic design to illustration to surface pattern design.

    Penny’s art focuses on nature where she is particularly drawn to NZ native flowers and birds.

    Getting to know: New Zealand Photographer Natalie Pearce

    Getting to know: New Zealand Photographer Natalie Pearce

    An Auckland-based, self-taught landscape photographer Natalie Pearce, "my art is best described as untamed; capturing the world as it is - wild, imperfect, colourful – but always from an angle that feels fresh and original to me."

    Getting to know: KS Doodles

    Getting to know: KS Doodles

    KS Doodles is created by Katie, a self-taught artist from the Waikato. Her creative style of monochromatic, repetitive designs creates clean intricate art work that is inspired by...

    Getting to know: Sven Clarkson

    Getting to know: Sven Clarkson

    Sven has been creating for as long as he can remember, whether it was crayons at kindy or pencils, paint and fine arts at high school he has been an avid doodler since...

    Getting to know: Arohanoa Artistry

    Getting to know: Arohanoa Artistry

    Although located in Perth, Australia for the past 8 years, Mt Maunganui, New Zealand is home to Arohanoa Mathews (Arohanoa Artistry). Arohanoa is an artist who...