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My name is Juliet Best. Welcome to my website.

I am a professional full time artist and gallery co-owner, and I love my job...!

I work at my studio at the Shelly Bay Gallery in Wellington’s Shelly Bay. Many of my works are inspired by Wellington's hills and harbour, and by the stunning views from the south coast

In my work I celebrate the beauty and mood of our unique flora and fauna, landscapes and seascapes. My paintings are an intense exploration into New Zealand's exceptional colours and light. I often use powerful horizon lines and strong textural elements.

My artworks form part of many local and international collections. I have recently completed two successful years as the resident guest artist with Air New Zealand Koru lounges at Wellington Airport, and one of my paintings, A Tapa Full o' Manu, is on public display and features in the Museum Art Hotel’s Secret Art Walk. For more information, please refer to the full list of shows, exhibitions and events that I have been involved in.

I have recently released a range of limited edition art prints based on many of my favourite paintings. The art prints are fine art giclée prints and the prints are for sale online. To buy prints online or to explore the full range of prints for sale, just click one of the images above or go to the Prints section of my website.

The art prints are only the first of my artworks to be added to my website for sale. You will also soon be able to view my original paintings and my mixed media Iconics.

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