Executive Committee

Wilson Henderson

Wilson Henderson is a fibre artist and works from his studio in Loburn. He has had many years  involvement in leadership and education roles in arts organisations, and  has held a number of exhibitions of his own work, and supported the mounting of many others. His aspiration for Artists of Canterbury is to create an inclusive, supportive environment that will support members to achieve their goals.  This should involve education opportunities as well as opportunities to exhibit work in a variety of exhibitions.  He believes Artists of Canterbury is in a strong position to be an effective voice for the arts in Canterbury.

Nikki Parker

Administrator and Membership Coordinator
Nikki Parker, aka Absconditus Creations, experiments with a range of mediums and styles. She is currently on an ink and watercolour illustration adventure.

Mandy Palmer

Exhibitions Coordinator
Waikuku artist Mandy Palmer enjoys creating figurative studies in a variety of mediums. Her white charcoal and graphite drawings are incredibly detailed, whereas she likes to take a looser approach when using watercolour paints. Mandy believes in “Artists supporting Artists”, and has been involved with the organisation of exhibitions for the Waikuku Artists Inc, and is one of the founding members of the Pegasus Bay Art Show committee.

Barbi Larkins

Barbi Larkins is an acrylic artist who enjoys experimenting which has resulted in a portfolio that is nearly as eclectic as the other facets of her life. As well as being a part time artist, Barbi is a full time marketing, graphic and web designer. She is based in the scenic Lyttelton Harbour region where she lives with her husband Roger.

Quilliam Collister

Quilliam Collister now sees himself as a professional, if part time, watercolour artist. A love of travel has seen him practising his art in Europe and at home, capturing architectural detail and the light and shadow.

Marie Rusbatch-Dawson

A potter since 1971, Marie now lives in Rangiora. She has worked with a wide variety of finishes and enjoys decorating.

Sandie Brown

As a life-long learner of the “language of painting” I enjoy capturing the light and beauty of the simple every day things we all have around us. Much of what I paint is still life, although it is less about the subject -matter and more about the beauty of light that attracts me to paint.

Dave Shepherd

Dave Shepherd is a Christchurch-based photographer who enjoys capturing the beauty of creation through his photos that are mainly of landscapes, flora and fauna, buildings and objects.