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JULIET BEST

Juliet is a professional full time artist based in Wellington. Her latest paintings include strong horizon lines and her ongoing work with gold leaf celebrate the beauty and moods of New Zealand skies, landscapes and water.

As she lives by the sea she is always observing and loving the ever-changing southern skies, sea and coastlines. 

Her extensive work with tapa cloth, gold leaf and texture mediums on canvas or wood panel shapes is an important part of her art practice. Her love of painting native birds, flora and fauna over many years is finding real maturity and evolving in new and exciting directions. Her tapa cloth and gold painting, A Tapa Full O’ Manu, is featured in the Museum Art Hotel Wellington Artists Walk for permanent public display.

Juliet has recently been appointed the artist-in-residence for Wellington's Life Flight Trust for 2018/19 and has also completed two very successful years as the resident guest artist with Air New Zealand in the Wellington Domestic and International Koru Lounges.

"The joy of expression - big swooping background moves of brush and paint over canvas, then careful respectful strokes for detail, letting the buttery paint slip and slide into the spaces it should fill.  To create something visual is a powerful handmade and heartfelt experience