Andrea Mae Miller

Another very interesting artist I found recently is Andrea Mae Miller

Born and raised in Northland,
Andrea obtained her BFA from Otago Polytechnic in 2002.
She then established her studio, called St Peter’s Thumb, in Petone.
In 2006 she spent a year living and working in Copenhagen, Denmark,
then she returned to NZ in 2007, setting up St Peter’s Thumb again,
this time in Eastbourne, Lower Hutt.

The work is been inspired different experiences:
from a West Coast road trip from Nelson to Greymouth,
to visiting both the Zoology museum in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Andrea Mae Miller, Tieke, 2010
Bamboo Etching, 16x32cm, edition of 7

Her works definitely reference NZ,
with woodcuts and bamboo etching 
 of landscapes, fish, ferns, hooks, flax etc.

Andrea has 2 exhibitions coming up soon:
Artbourne Exhibition 2010 is on 29-31 October 2010 at Wellesley College, Days Bay
Small Works (Group Show) is on 5-24 November 2010 at LeSA Gallery, Petone

Andrea Mae Miller, Microcosm 1, 2010
Bamboo etching, 28x28cm, edition of 17

If you can't make it to those shows, she has a very extensive gallery online, 
I recommend you check out her stylish website here: