Dimphy de Vaan


159 Makara Road


Mixed Media


Email: [email protected]
Phone: 027 6346749
URL: Visit Website


Studio open by appointment outside the trail days

Toilet facilities available

Art Trail

East Taranaki

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Surrounded by luscious green panoramic views, my  countryside home studio is where I get to let go and express myself.
Age 6, my parents took me to a museum and I saw my first Van Gogh. It had a profound effect on me.
For the longest time, art, of any kind, has been a means for me to deal with the noise of life. The work was my therapy, my expression. But it rarely saw the light of day.
Then, someone wanted my work on their wall. Then another. Eventually, so much so that they wanted to exchange legal tender for it. It was a strange, but ultimately validating experience for me.
I work in many mediums; paint (abstract, impressionism), sculpture, weaving, and forever exploring new techniques and styles. I also teach.
I look forward to seeing you at my studio for a complementary cuppa and a chat.