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Peter Augustin


Painting & Jewellery

I was born into a family of artists and musicians in Slovenia. In my childhood, I was an active painter and followed in the footsteps of my uncles. In my teenage years, I moved to Switzerland, where I embarked on an artistic path, studied at the Lucerne School of Art and received private lessons from renowned artists Paul Haelan and Otto Gilli. I have dedicated a large part of my time to painting, between my work in tourism and hospitality.

I lived in Switzerland for 35 years, exhibiting there and in other countries and receiving various awards, including in Holland, Italy, Austria, Slovenia, Russia and New Zealand.

My work reflects the passion and inspiration of being an artist. It is symbolic, full of colours, emotions and is part of a larger context of cultures and rhythms of life of the present and future in the countries visited. By following my own unique artistic path. In New Zealand, I am influenced by the bright colours of nature, the amazing variety of greens and blues and the sea

With the colours I try to make a positive contribution to people's lives.

I have been living in Whitianga since May 2021, having lived in Kapiti for thirteen years and Wellington for two years. I am an elected member of the Academy of Fine Arts, a member of Watercolour New Zealand and a member of Xpress Artists Coromandel and Mercury Bay Art Escape.

In addition to my work, my partner Peter Felix Muller and I share a space where he creates jewellery mostly in silver and gemstones. Peter learnt silversmithing in the late 1970’s with Nelson Silversmiths. He also exhibits photography, landscape and abstract.

Peter Augustin

Get in touch

Studio Open: 


52 Springbok Avenue, Whitianga

021 2063603

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