Miranda Jane Caird

MIRANDA JANE CAIRD

Painting is more about narrowing down the infinite, than it is about coming up with an idea.

Studio

My studio is open by appointment. It’s a “take you as you find me” situation. I live and work in a tiny bach with beautiful views overlooking the ocean at Whale Bay, Raglan. Phone 07 825 0367 to arrange an appointment.

About

I have an intuitive creative process, which begins by absorbing a myriad of impressions through my senses. After time, these impressions become distilled into stylised elements, often defined by a dark line.

I love my homeland Aotearoa New Zealand. The land, sea and sky are a constant source of inspiration. I often see metaphors for life in the landscape.

I am influenced by European Impressionists and New Zealand painters, especially Rita Angus and Don Binney.

My paintings are in private collections around the world including Hong Kong, Singapore, Canada, the United States, United Kingdom and Australia.

Virtually There – Na Pali Coast, Kauai by Miranda Jane Caird, Acrylic, 2016

Virtually There - Na Pali Coast, Kauai by Miranda Jane Caird, Acrylic, 2016

Galleries and Awards

Representing Galleries

Awards

  • Finalist in Waitakere Art Awards 2003 and 2004
  • North Shore City Art Awards 2003
  • Great Waikato Art Show 2009, Merit
  • Waimarino Art Awards 2010, Winner of 1 of the 3 open class awards
  • Selected for the Artfind desk diary 2007 and 2010, and the Artfind wall calendar 2011. Blackfish and Heritage publishing companies have also selected my work for New Zealand Art Calendars in 2012
  • Interviewed by nationwide Japanese television (June 2009)

Straight Down – Milford Sound by Miranda Jane Caird, Acrylic, 2016

Straight Down - Milford Sound by Miranda Jane Caird, Acrylic, 2016

Commissions

I do commission pieces. Email me at mirandajcaird@gmail.com for more information.

Tui by Miranda Jane Caird

Tui by Miranda Jane Caird