About Andrew Whyte Fine and Media Artist from New Zealand
I live in the New Zealand tourist town of Taupo where I am an en Plein Air (in open air), Artist. This means I now paint mostly in the outdoors with a portable easel where I enjoy exposure to the ever changing light, the elements and many interested people. Born and raised in New Zealand I started painting in 1993 with my first exhibition the following year. Since then there have been six solo exhibitions.
My paintings have sold in many places both inside and outside of New Zealand. I have won landscape awards in national competitions including the Molly Morpeth Canaday art prize for the best landscape.
As an artist I am active in both amateur and professional contexts and enjoy inspiring and helping other artists. My website has video tutorials on it and my paintings have also raised thousands of dollars for charity groups over the years and I am extremely proud of this. I travel and paint having worked in the UK for two years in 2014/15.
I love taking visitors, locals and artists en Plein Air (in open air) painting in the mountains, the geothermal fields and around the beautiful Lake Taupo, New Zealand. All art supplies, tuition and transport provided for a fun easy day or half day out. See The Kiwi Painting Experience for details.
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You can link to all the available paintings gallery if
you wish to purchase a painting. You may have even met me when I painted it?
Many of my open air (en Plein Air) paintings are made into gift cards too. Collect them if you like.
Enjoy the exhibitions of my just some of my paintings. If we have similar minds then I also hope the tutorials
and painting videos
on my website and on YouTube
will inspire you (please subscribe).
For your interest some of the most popular archived paintings are
in the sold
gallery. Featuring paintings from my gallery exhibitions over the years.
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Achievements and Milestone Timeline
2017 Organised gift cards from my open air (en Plein Air) paintings to be sold in souvenir shops and gift shops in New Zealand. The idea is to keep them local to the area they are marketed. They are also available on my website.
2017 Set up the Kiwi Painting Experience to share my love of painting and the New Zealand scenery with locals and tourists to Taupo.
2016 Moved to Taupo New Zealand to be inspired by the Lakes and Mountains of the Central North Island
2014 Moved to Great Britain for more adventures, documentaries and paintings. I worked there for two years.
2010 Video tutorial 'Painting Landscapes'
released on andrewwhyte.com
2009 Resident Artist at the Row Gallery in Tauranga New Zealand
for six months. Seventh solo exhibition of Andrew Whyte paintings.
2007 Selected once again for the prestigious 'Our Land' Exhibition
in Taupo featuring New Zealand's leading landscape painting artist.
2005 Selected for the 'Our Land' Exhibition
in Taupo featuring 30 of New Zealand's top landscape artists.
2004 Sixth solo exhibition. 'The Pacific
Coast' collection is released in Tauranga. Featuring 15 paintings
of the Eastern Bay of Plenty and East Coast of the North Island.
Excellent reviews in local press, many visitors to the gallery resulting in good sales.
2003 Fifth solo exhibition. 'The South' exhibition
is released celebrating ten years of commitment to painting. The
collection is released in a celebration at the Whakatane Museum
2001 Fourth solo exhibition at the Taupo
Museum and Gallery.
2000 Became a part time arts tutor at Whakatane High school.
1999 Selected for the Taupo Art Awards.
1999 Third major exhibition at the Whakatane Museum and Gallery.
1999 Selected to be a Judge of the Telecom Art Award.
1999 Winner best landscape prize at the Molly Morpeth-Canaday
1998 A large painting 'Triple Peaks' is hung in parliament.
It becomes the backdrop to numerous conferences.
1997 A painting donated to the Ronald McDonalds House in
Auckland raises $3,000 for the house funds.
1997 'Originals' Exhibition opens at the
Whakatane Museum and Gallery.
1997 Selected for the Molly Morpeth-Canaday
1995 Winner of a local artist award in the Molly Morpeth-Canaday
1996 Selected for the Molly Morpeth-Canaday
1995 The 'View From My Back Door' exhibition was held in
the main foyer of Radio Bay of Plenty LTD in Whakatane. I also worked
as a broadcaster at this radio station.
1993 Picked up a brush for the first time since high school
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