Lisa specialises in highly polished photorealistic paintings and picturesque colour illustrations reminiscent of 1950s printed travel posters. Her work blends considered composition, technical competence and refined painting skills that embody the authentic connections she makes with the locations represented.
Residing in New Zealand, Mexican illustrator Cris expresses her love for texture across watercolour, gouache, acrylic, and digital mediums. Drawing inspiration from her explorations of nature and her global travels, Cris creates vibrant artwork that infuses a sense of enchantment into everyday life, items and surroundings.
Anna creates vivid paintings inspired by nature, brought to life through a colour field of gradients and shapes. An all-round creative, Anna’s passion is painting, her profession is design and illustration, and her exploration is ceramics. Her work focuses on colour, form and her own surreal relationship with the surrounding landscape.
Julia is an Auckland based illustrator and typographer. With her work appearing on book covers to beer cans for clients like Harper Collins, Huffer and Garage Project, Julia’s passion for typography flourished when she integrated it into her graphic design. Julia’s work uses colour in a playful way and her creations have a sense of endearing femininity.
Allan Wrath is an Auckland based graphic designer, illustrator and muralist. A masterful mixer of strong conceptual, compositional, typographic and illustrative elements, Allan has drawn, painted and printed his quirky expressions of positivity on every conceivable and legally available surface. Inspired by clean and simple living, people are drawn to his idiosyncratic marriage of coolness and clear communication.
Queenstown based illustrator and author Laura Shallcrass. Laura creates artwork for publishing, packaging and editorial using gouache, oil graphite and digital media.
Tauranga artist Hope McConnell from Hope McConnell Creative. Hope has held a paintbrush in her hand since the age of two and now applies her creativity to the design industry. Hope believes the role of illustration and design is to bring visual goodness to others, and that’s her goal with every piece of work she produces. Renowned and recognisable for her bold colours, Hope is inspired by fashion, food and loved ones.
New Zealand artist, designer, illustrator and painter Finn Gerry Wilson. Finn has used many materials to create his art, from skate decks to surfboards, recycled car doors, walls and traditional canvas, but what remains consistent is his unique point of view. Drawing inspiration from street and skate culture, Finn throws in his own twist, often giving us the unexpected, which is where the magic happens.
Summer is more or less my whole identity. It means happiness, calm, freedom and ocean swims.