Michael D Smither

CNZM Patron Artist


Michael Duncan Smither, born 1939, a prominent and pivotal painter, emerging in the 1960's to lead contemporary New Zealand art in new directions.

Whether Smither expresses his observations through paintings, screen prints, sculptures, drawings, or music compositions, every art piece reveals, with clarity, his unique recognition of our everyday, and of his everyday observations.


Yet the range of his subject of study is very extensive. In this way we are, or some of us are, able to say "Oh, there’s a Smither landscape", or "oh, look at that Smither cloud".
With typical dedication to his everyday studies, Smither is guiding our unique cultural awareness forward, by securing it firmly amongst New Zealand contemporary art and in doing so, recording it historically for years to come.

Awarded in 2004 the CNZM for services to the arts and is the Mercury Bay Art Escape Patron Artist.

Over MBAE weekends join us to view and discuss Michael Smither work
at G J Gardner, Show home, 1 Vanita Drive, Whitianga.

Open 10am - 4pm

Michael Smither will be in attendance on MBAE studio weekends only - from 1pm to 2pm Saturday and Sunday.

Contact Christine Rabarts prior, to confirm Michael's attendance times.


Charlotte Giblin

Motuhua Otama - Oil on canvas

Orange in seagrass basket

Orange in seagrass basket - Screen Print

Chintz - Oil on canvas

Sarah with the Yellow Ball Screen Print

The Colours of 12 Sounds - Screen Print

Harmonic Cube - Screen Print


Taranaki and Pouaka Range – screen print

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Massage Towels and Blanket – screen print


Massage Towels and Blanket – screen print

MDS - Boy with Dolphin (3)

Boy with Dolphin – Screen print

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Self Portrait

Michael Smither

Okahu Boats - Koromiko

Michael D Smither

Pleasure Boats II

Michael D Smither

Okahu Boats - Niagara

Michael Smither

Self portrait

Michael Smither

Into Perspective 2013

Michael Smither

Eastern Tree 1

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G J Gardner, Show home,

1 Vanita Drive,


Mobile: 027 629 7408 (Christine Rabarts)

Email: art@christinerabarts.com 

Web: www.christinerabarts.com

Throughout the year - Queries to
Christine Rabarts Dip Art (Hons) - (Michael Smither's local art dealer) - Smither Screen prints and paintings.