Toni Kingstone

Toni Kingstone

When I’m creating art I feel both energised and at peace – it really is my ‘happy place’.

Studio

During the Raglan Arts Weekend I can be found at Titoki Retreat, 524 Ruapuke Road, Te Mata. My home studio is at 33 Mangauika Road, Pirongia and is open by appointment.

About

I’m an emerging artist and draw my inspiration from this beautiful country, the folklore of our local mountains and the native bird life. Mainly working in acrylic and charcoal, I weave images of birds and other forms into the landscape for a fresh perspective, often creating a secondary element within the painting.

I loved drawing as a child and although I excelled in art at high school, chose to follow a different path in my education. Many years later as a ‘stay at home Mum’ I began to draw and paint again, attending evening classes and studying online with the College of Arts at Pennsylvania State University. I took part in the Pirongia Art Exhibition for several years running and the ‘All In’ Exhibition at the Wallace Gallery in Morrinsville.

2016 brought the opportunity to put more time into my art and set up a designated studio space, producing a range of limited edition prints alongside originals. In January 2017 I joined the Raglan Arts Weekend for the first time.

“Pirongia – Dreams Unfurl” by Toni Kingstone, acrylic/charcoal, 2016

"Pirongia – Dreams Unfurl" by Toni Kingstone, acrylic/charcoal, 2016

Commissions

Please email me or contact me if you would like to discuss a commissioned work.