MEET THE ARTIST
Hello I'm Fiona
FionaEhnArt is a contemporary art practice that started in my studio in the rural settlement of Waitoki just north of Auckland. I’ve always loved painting, designing and creating. As a child I was constantly making something or working on a new project and I’ve just never stopped.
My main creative practice is painting - I love capturing living forms and the expression portrayed through the eyes. I’ve always been drawn to exploring female characters from whimsical girls to the style fashion icons from earlier eras. I also have a great love of animals so a large body of my work depicts animals and local wildlife.
My collections specialize in unique mixed media contemporary artworks created with loads of texture, bold colours and a quirky and upbeat twist. They are perfect for those searching for that little something special, those who value locally made products, original designs and high-quality product standards.
I hope you’ll find something in the shop that brings a smile to your face. If you are interested in anything contact me or look out for my work in local community exhibitions and on my Facebook and Instagram pages.
My creative process mostly takes place at my home studio on our 5 acre magical block in the beautiful Rodney countryside and ideas are fuelled by my other passion - Travel!
I try to paint or create as much as I can. It typically takes me loads of thinking time to crystalize my concepts and a few days to complete each work - but once I start it's often hard to put the paintbrush down.
While painting contemporary art is my predominant practice I also love other forms of making:
Acrylic Mixed Media
Pieces are predominantly created in mixed media, a technique involving layering, creating textures and use of well really - anything to create more interest. To find out more, follow my blog as I share some of my tips and tricks
Hand Screen Printed
Handmade fabrics are manually stenciled, and screen printed by hand using good old fashioned printing techniques. Other works such as those used in my Retro cushion range are digitally printed using eco-friendly ink.
Textiles are carefully sewn in the Rodney studio ... and finished to last
Merit Awards - Estuary Art Centre - 2023
Premier Award Member Merit Awards - Estuary Art Centre 2019
Merit Award - Takapuna Lakehouse NZ - 2013
Merit Award - Estuary Art Centre - 2014
Estuary Arts - Cash and Carry: 22 Nov 23 - Jan 2024
Of Hand and Heart - Warkworth Auckland