Tricia Hewlett Art

Wildlife Artist

Te Ahu Patiki


Framed Original ‘Te Ahu Patiki‘ 61 cm x 21 cm. 

‘Te Ahu Patiki’ is a watercolour and graphic depiction of this wonderful addition to conservation within the Lyttleton  Harbour.  Photo reference, with thanks, to Sam Barrow. 

Te Ahu Pātiki is named in recognition to those who brought kūmara to the region.

The Rod Donald Trust raised $1.5 million in 2021 to buy this 500-hectare block of farmland between the two highest peaks on Banks Peninsula, Mt Herbert and Mt Bradley, and bring it into public ownership. They are turning it into a conservation park called Te Ahu Patiki.

They intend to use the same process as Hinewai Reserve, by using gorse (which is already there) to shelter young native plants until they grow big enough to shade out the gorse.

It is so great to see another large area of land on Banks Peninsula set aside for conservation.

My artwork is created in response to the NZ wildlife, birds and critters, that surround my life and studio on Hinewai Reserve. I am inspired by natures resilience and the critters who live and breed here. I create to protect our critters one artwork at a time.

A percentage of this artwork will be donated to the Rod Donald Trust.

These original (and therefore non-replaceable) artworks are couriered with tracking via NZ Post. The $60 delivery option is a door-to-door courier.  You are welcome to collect your art from my studio, message me to see what other options we can find, or simply select the Aotearoa/NZ Shipping option to get it delivered to your door. 

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