Lynda Hensman art at Rakaura Gallery

Lynda Hensman, the Ivy Box Gallery’s founder, is now represented by an independent art gallery in Picton too.

Rakaura Art Gallery is an art gallery in the picturesque town of Waitohi Picton, in Marlborough. Owner and proprietor Ruth de Reus was born and raised in the Chatham Islands and lived in Queenstown for 27 years before moving to Picton.

Ruth and Lynda’s art galleries are connected by a shared appreciation of fine and contemporary art.

“It’s wonderful to be part of another gallery that shares the same passionate dedication to transformative, original art by New Zealand artists,” says Lynda.

“Looking at the calibre of the artists in Ruth’s gallery, I’m honoured and humbled to have my work exhibited at Rakaura Art Gallery too. I’ve already sold artwork to a local buyer and it’s always so lovely to hear from art buyers and see my art reaching new people.”

Raukura Gallery features fine art, metal work, jewellery, glass art, pottery, photography, prints and harakeke weaving.  

“Raukura Gallery is somewhere I’ve always enjoyed visiting when I’m in the Picton area. I resonate with a lot of the art on display there; it has so much depth and it’s a great representation of the many talented artists we have in rural New Zealand.”

Raukura Art Gallery

Art by Lynda Hensman | Summer 2022

Gallery founder and director Lynda Hensman is an artist who is passionate about authentic art. Her latest works showcase her eye-catching style that’s rich with detail, colour and texture.

Stallion is a 1200 x 910 oil painting depicting strength and depth. Stepping Out is a mixed media artwork about confidence and moving forward in life.

The soft colours and brushstrokes in The Secret Place evoke tranquillity and calm.

Discover more of Lynda’s artworks in the gallery. As the long summer days begin to blaze into autumn, The Ivy Box art gallery continues to showcase local contemporary art that’s outside the square. The gallery is open Wednesday to Sunday or by appointment.