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 who is heavily influenced by nature – the surrounding countryside, our local mountains and the native bird life of New Zealand.

Mainly working in acrylics and charcoal, I create peaceful artworks that combine nature’s elements, often giving the painting a secondary aspect. With a recent study of abstract pieces in mixed media, I have been exploring the themes of the environment, geology and the cosmos.

I loved drawing as a child and although I excelled in art at high school, chose to follow a different path. 2016 brought the opportunity to put more time into my art and I rediscovered my passion for painting, setting up a designated studio space and producing a range of limited edition prints alongside originals.

In January 2017 I took part in the Raglan Arts Weekend for the first time, and over the past 12 months have had the opportunity to exhibit at Rivet Gallery, the Old School Arts Centre, Arts Post Gallery, and in solo exhibitions at Colour Burger Studio in Te Awamutu and the WSA Next Level Gallery in Hamilton.

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

©Toni Kingstone, 2017. Pirongia – Across Aotea. Acrylic/charcoal.

Commissions

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