Pastel Artists of Nelson - New Zealand

Hi, my name is Marian Painter 

I have been involved in art for 25 years and have been working with pastels for four years . Previously my experience  had been  concentrated on watercolours and sometimes oils. I enjoy painting landscapes but will tackle most subjects. Mixed media is a  challenge I am experimenting with and I am always on the lookout for new techniques and methods of expressing my ideas. I am mainly self-taught apart from attending workshops, evening classes and art holidays. In 2011, I was awarded the inaugural PANZ scholarship for $500 of tutoring. This I did with the Nelson based artist Tony Allain. My focus was on improving my appreciation and skills in portraying light and colour in my pastel paintings. This is now my on-going challenge as I continue to develop my skills with pastels. If you wish to contact me, please use the following:-

postal: 2387 Moutere Highway, RD 2, Upper Moutere 7175        phone: +64 3 5267008      email:

Split Apple Rock

Wave Power

                                   Moreporks                         Sold

Arnold River

Mt Arthur

Kina towards Nelson

Mt Cook

Out to Sea

Line and Curve - inspired by Georgia O'Keefe

Little Blue Jug-gle

Gum Trees

On Sentry Duty

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