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Little Art School 2023

Posted December 31, 2022 by Lizzie Thomas

After a delayed start to launching Little Art School in 2022, we are stoked to be able to announce that bookings are now being taken for Term 1 courses for 2023!Artrageous! an after school kids' art class will be starting on Tuesday 7th Feb. A nine week course, this class... [Details]

Rainbow Narwhal

Posted September 02, 2022 by Lizzie Thomas

  Rainbow NarwhalThe first time I heard of narwhals, I honestly thought one of my students was pulling my leg. How could such an amazing creature be real? Yet they are. Our delightful oceanic unicorn, I thought that a narwhal would be the perfect creature to render to celebrate Winter... [Details]

Fresh Works

Posted July 28, 2022 by Lizzie Thomas

From down in little old Wanaka, the brushes have been cooperating and I have some fresh works to reveal! These are a continuation upon the my Fight or Flight series where I am continuing to explore similar concepts.    Te Reregna of te Tauhou / The flight of the Silvereye2022 ellaquaintSchminke Aero Colour,... [Details]

Tīkapa Moana

Posted January 21, 2022 by Lizzie Thomas

Happy New Year!  I hope you and yours have had an amazing start. Here is hoping the 2022 is an improvement on it's predecessors.  While up in Auckland celebrating Christmas with my own whānau, I was busy bringing a concept to life. Tīkapa Moana was conceived in 2020 with... [Details]

Back Up and Running!

Posted December 04, 2021 by Lizzie Thomas
Christmas , Lake Hawea , paintings , prints

Just in time for that celebratory season! Finally I have my prints, postcards and a few selected other workds with me down at Lake Hawea where I am currently residing. I had decided that the 20's are the decade where no plans happen so I am delighted to finally be reunited with... [Details]

Fight or Flight

Posted October 22, 2021 by Lizzie Thomas
bellbird , ellaquaint , fantail , korimako , manu , miromiro , mixed media , native birds , new zealand artist , ngirungiru , nzartist , painting , piwakawaka , tomtit , tui , wanaka art , wanaka artist

Finally I have completed a fresh series of mixed media paintings. My Fight or Flight series that compromises of flying native manu, with a super feisty attitude. Painted on raw linen canvas, upon a Indian ink gesture, the manu / birds rendered carefully with many layers of acrylic glazes and details E... [Details]

Digital Commissions

Posted April 26, 2020 by Lizzie Thomas
animal , commission , ellaquaint , illustration , portrait

Would you like a digital portrait of your favourite pet/s sent straight to your inbox? A digital commission is also a wonderful gift to send to a friend or your mum for Mothers' Day, it is contactl-ess and super easy. Get email me via the contact form and we can... [Details]

Be in to Win a $100.00 ellaquaint Website Voucher!

Posted June 20, 2017 by Lizzie Thomas  |  5 comments
animals , art , ellaquaint , gratitute , illustration , indian ink , native birds , nz artist , painting , thank you , watercolour

As a thank you for all of your interest and support, if you sign up to my mailing list before Wednesday 28th of June, you go in the draw to win a $100.00 Website Voucher! Also will be a very special discount code just for my subscribers that will give... [Details]