Tricia Hewlett Art

Wildlife Artist

Nov 4, 2020

What’s Happening – Now 2020

Spring and early summer are busy times in New Zealand’s  art scene. 
Most of the years exhibitions fall into this time so forward planning is necessary to ensure we have art for each exhibition we have signed up for.
It means less art is produced during this time, but more people get to see what we’ve been working on.  It is an exciting time!

​You can see my exhibition plan here

Shining Cuckoo by Tricia Hewlett available at Te Huanui Gallery in Darfield until Nov 25th.

As a wildlife artist is is also an amazing time to see the critters who are active after their winter quiet.
The cicada crawl out of the earth, the frogs produce a raucous night symphony,  the shining cuckoo returns from the Solomon Islands and call for mates, the boy stoats roam the countryside and the grey warbler call returns to serenade my gardening tasks.

The camera is never far from me and many an hour is spent watching the antics of critters getting on with the seasonal tasks of procreation. 

People also emerge at this time of year. We have folk visiting for Art Retreats and Studio Visits. Our Wildside Art Group attendance improves along with the better weather and Hinewai Reserve visitors increase exponentially. 

Despite the numerous tugs on my time, spring and early summer really is a wonderful season!

Remember if you are interested in any of my art, have a question or just want to make contact,
you can send a message …
*post a comment on this blog
​*email at
* my website

Thanks for taking the time to read my blog.
Nga mihi,
Tricia Hewlett

The Birds are Busy…

I love this time of year!The birds have been busy and their young are fledging. Fledglings are curious and not very not "street-smart" so we often get closer to them than their parents. They tend to sit and check us out checking them out. Freshly Fledged Fantail...

Are You Journal Mad, Too?

I love notebooks.Actually, I love all stationery, but journals have a special place on my stationery shelves.  I love the idea of journals as a collection of thoughts, a place to collate information, for doodles and drawings...but more than that, I love notebooks...

Flight Series

Flight Series II - Kingfisher Inspiration:I have been thinking about this flight series for some time.Birds in flight can be so recognisable, even in silhouette seen against the sky with no colour or detail.The silhouette view of birds has drawn my attention since I...

Creating my Songbird Series

 We have so many wonderful song birds in Aotearoa/NZ. I have been thinking about two art ideas for a while: how to represent our songbirds in an original way and using paste medium to create interesting painted backgrounds.​These ideas have come together in...

Life’s a Puzzle

Making Mini Art PuzzlesI love puzzles.Riddles, mind teasers, codes, crosswords, jigsaw puzzles...I love them all.​I'm not exactly great at them, but I do love the challenge.​Do you like puzzles? I also love paper craft. I like origami, card making, journal making,...

A Flood of Events

While a digger grumbles away out my Studio window sorting the damage from December's devastating flood I prepare for a flood of exhibitions.​​(See my previous blog "A Summer Flood" for more details of Cyclone Ruby's visit to our valley)  Thanks to those that...