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Raewyn Helms-Davis


Pastels & Oils

I have been a professional painter and portrait artist since 2001 and came to live in Whitianga in 2014. Pastel is my all-time favourite medium for both commission and exhibition portraits, and I use oils for most other paintings. I have been a long-time member of both the Mercury Bay Art Escape and PANZ (Pastel Artists of New Zealand).

I am continually inspired by our beautiful coastline on the Coromandel and like to find new ways to share this in my coastal paintings. I am also currently working on a series of portraits toward an exhibition in Christchurch, titled “The Modern Face of Ngai Tahu”. This year’s Art Escape is an opportunity to see several of these artworks, including the award-winning portrait “Kahu and the Carver”, before they leave my studio in mid-2024. The road is open again and it’s well worth the visit!

Raewyn Helms-Davis

Get in touch

Studio Open: 

Yes, and by appointment throughout the year.

Art Loft Studio, 9A Lee Street, Whitianga

021 2545167

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