Award-winning New Zealand painter working full time from her home studio in Mid Canterbury.
Rhonye’s work is primarily acrylic on board creating one offs in a series of finely detailed figurative layered works.
Current work explores Rhonye’s ancestors ‘The Guard Family’ pioneers of New Zealand’s shore-based whaling industry in the Sounds during the 1800’s.
Her inspiration comes from everywhere including – New Zealand history, photography, fashion, films, costume design, art, antique props, and some imagination.
Works are held in private collections throughout New Zealand and overseas.
Represented by Windsor Gallery Christchurch and Cool store Gallery Mapua.