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....

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 is her home. 
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.


Visitors are welcome to come to my home studio!

I prefer to have a little prior notice, but you can still contact me on the day and 

so long as I'm home it's usually fine to come within a few hours to view

my artwork, or discuss your ideas for a commission work. 

I enjoy meeting art lovers of all types (and there is no pressure to buy!)

We are now located on an avocado orchard a short drive

up behind Flaxmill Bay near Cooks Beach.

Please call, text or email for directions and to arrange a suitable time.

If you are in Whitianga and would like to come over on the ferry, I may be able to

collect you and take you back after your studio visit.