“When painting I start with an anchor point, usually a figure which is then surrounded in pattern, almost as if it emerges from pattern.
Sometimes I use crafted pattern and other times natural pattern, over which I have only a certain element of control. Pattern is part of life and evident in the building blocks of life, our DNA. Incorporating pattern in my work is for me about capturing part of nature, of the science behind every living thing and placing it as an integral, fundamental element of the painting.
I enjoy the depth and translucency of glass and resin. I feel it gives an ethereal feeling to my work. I would like people to look into my paintings and discover layers and depth, colour relationships, contrasts, harmonies. Part of the beauty of working on glass or acrylic resin is that translucence becomes one of your paints. For years people have enjoyed the beauty of stained glass window art. I wanted to capture my own interpretation in ‘windows’ that could be hung on a wall.”


Multicultural connection exhibition

Exhibition: 20 September – 12 October 2019 at The Art Lounge NZ, Tauranga.

Whakatane based artist Tamzin Blair is one of the talented, emerging artists represented by our gallery in Bay of Plenty and Coromandel Regions. She has been drawing and painting since she was very young with her first solo exhibition in her late twenties (2002). In 2016 she started studying glass painting techniques and working on glass and mirror.

Also exhibiting at:

Art Of This World
Unit B8
18 Oteha Valley Road Extension
Albany, Auckland
027 488 9992

Art Of This World
1364 Kohukohu Road
027 488 9992

Exhibition history

  • 2005 Exhibition Waipu Art Gallery 
  • 2014 Exhibition 4Artsake Gallery Ohope
  • 2016 Exhibition 4Artsake Gallery Ohope
  • 2018 Joint Exhibition Valor & Tonic Whakatane 
  • 2019 Exhibition Her Colours The Art Lounge Tauranga 
  • 2019 Mags Art Exhibition Auckland


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