Kaka -A Birds Eye View 450x320
Summer Afternoon Cooks Beach 294x444
Oystercatcher Sunrise Lonely Bay
Blind Bay Great Barrier
Purangi Kayaks 460x343
Butterfly Bach 530x200
Otautu Point View II 300x400
WM Coastal Baches
Hahei Kayaks 443x294
Cooks Beach Estuary 440x330
Flaxmill Bay & Front Beach 2013
Hydrangea Bach
Oystercatchers and Blue Bach
Otama Off Season
WM Hillside Baches
the steep corner
The Road Home
Rachel Olsen artist NZ

Vibrant and compelling paintings in a unique

and distinctive style....

 

November 2021 - NEWS 

I have recently moved from Cooks Beach to nearby Hahei, and have set up a new studio space.

Visitors are welcome to my studio where I usually have a work in progress on my easel, original paintings to view and my limited edition print range available. 

I'm also happy to discuss commission work ideas.

Please make contact by email or phone to arrange a time that suits and I'll let you know how to find me.

Rachel's Artwork...

Rachel enjoys capturing the beauty and character of her environment. Her paintings are always uplifting and often depict the beautiful New Zealand coastline in summer. The ever-changing sea and sky, bush clad hills, character seaside baches and caravans, old dinghies and pohutukawas are among some of her favourite subjects. Featuring in particular is the east coast of the Coromandel Peninsula which has been her home for over 30 years. 

Rachel's best known works have a unique 'Kiwi' flavour, and evoke a warm sense of nostalgia and playful wonder, often reminding us of times and places close to our hearts. A good understanding of light, colour, balance and line, combined with a natural ability to draw and compose has given her paintings wide appeal.