Kelly Pearce

Kelly Pearce

Visual Artist

Kelly Pearce is visual artist living and working in both Western Southland, and Queenstown. She works both from studio space at Te Atamira, Toi wha, and also in her farm studio in Murihiku, over looking the Takitimu mountains. Kelly has been living in Queenstown seasonally since 2015, working at Coronet Peak during winter, and is more recently, living in Queenstown mostly full time.

She works predominantly in painting, in abstract, semi abstract and contemporary landscape. Expressive marks and colour, are used with a focus on how a place feels, rather than where it is. A love of paint itself, -how it looks, behaves, and makes us think, is a strong driver in the artist’s decision making. Southern landscapes, rural and cultivated or wild and indigenous, and the connection to whenua are important in her work.

Kelly was the winner of the Queenstown Art Centre supreme award 2020, followed by a solo show in Queenstown in 2021. She was also awarded Best landscape at the Aspiring Art Awards in Wanaka 2023, leading to selection as guest artist in 2024.

Kelly has recently run popular painting workshops at Te Atamira. If you would like to go on her list for future class information. Please get in touch.To visit the artists studio, or to view paintings in your home, please contact Kelly by email.

Kelly currently has a selection of paintings hanging in The Queenstown Skin Institute, Remarkables Park. This installation is managed by Te Atamira staff.

To see Kelly’s recent and available work, please visit her website.

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