Michelle Retimana Studio Gallery & Garden Art
Kāpiti Arts Trail: Listing 65
Artistic medium: Sculpture, bronze, clay, mixed media
The studio will not be open for the Arts Trail weekends, please contact the artist directly.
On the dunes of the northernmost part of Waikanae Beach, Michelle’s amazing home and garden is the setting for her remarkable free-standing and wall-hung ceramic, bronze, and mixed media sculptures, many of which you can see as you walk up her drive.
Michelle is an Elected Artist member of the New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts and her work is regularly selected for national, regional, private, and charity exhibitions and awards. An artist all her life, initially self-taught, Michelle has honed her artistic techniques through many years of experimenting and practice. She has exhibited her work in galleries in New Zealand and the United Kingdom.
Signature styles are evident in her Bronze Dancer series, inspired by Cirque du Soleil performers, and her Whale Tail and Koru ceramics based on her emotional, spiritual, and historic connection with Māori whānau and New Zealand. Michelle also draws on form and repetition of patterns in nature for her “nature’s treasures series, and takes pride in making every piece unique.
Please note: for safety reasons you will not be able to drive down the driveway during the Kāpiti Arts Trail.
Payment options available: Online banking, cash
Address: 83 Rutherford Drive, Waikanae Beach
Open during the year by appointment
Mobile: 027 447 0163
Email: [email protected]