Monique Rush

Painting, garden art


  • Monique Rush Artist
  • Monique Rush Art

Inspiration is never a problem for me, in fact I have more ideas than time!

I am always keen to learn new mediums and styles to combine with artworks.

I specialise in Acrylic realistic birds, animals, Classic cars and landscapes. Kiwiana and under sea life , Maori and pacific themes and NZ flora & fauna often appear in my works. I have created my own cartoon characters of quirky "Freaky Fish" and "My monster friends" which are fun to explore and appeal to children and adults.


I also love making garden art using glass, ceramics, mixed metals and recycled wood. This year I've delved into more mosaic, challenging myself with bigger more complicated designs. I have also dabbled with pottery and glazing.


I love to combine mediums to create more interesting works. This year I've also made a lot of abstract flow art paintings which are proving to be a successful merge with my other styles.


Since the last Art Escape I have opened up my studio space to teach adult and teen art classes. This is not only rewarding and inspirational for my students but for me too, as I observe them improving and gaining new skills and confidence.


This year I was one of the participating artists in the Tuia 250 Whitianga Street Art Festival and my work can be seen on display in Whitianga.

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Monique Rush


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Tui take off

Monique RushShy Flamingo
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sea garden

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Monarch butterfly mosaic

Monique Rush

Tanifly 2018

Monique Rush

Layers of life

Monique Rush

Studio sign and succulent sculpture



129 Robinson Road, Whitianga 3510




Mobile: 021 827 600



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