Arts Manawatu

Supporting the creation and appreciation of the visual arts in Manawatu...and beyond

Vonnie Sterritt

Originally from Central Otago, and attaining Fine Arts qualifications at Canterbury University, the Manawatu is very much my home.
There is a certain atmospheric drama here, the plain is softened by iconic old trees casting warm shadows and our Manawatu river is a constant inspiration as it journeys from the Gorge towards the sea. The physical and spiritual experience of being part of this beautiful landscape always underpins my paintings.
I am a colour confident artist who endeavours to describe the Manawatu with a sensitive and unique understanding.