Fine Art Gallery
Hi, my name is Shaugn David Briggs. I have a real passion for painting and sculpture. This website focuses on my acrylic painting style that relates to New Zealand through the culture and the stunning landscapes. Aotearoa, New Zealand is such a beautiful country and it is perfect for any artist to travel and create stunning landscape paintings. I will share my stories behind some of my paintings as well as talk about some of the large sculpture projects that I have worked on
Although I specialise mostly in acrylic painting, some of the paintings on this site are also done in egg tempera which is a wonderful medium for a softer look. I also use oil paints particularly when I use a palette knife.
The influences in my art work comes from European, Maori, and Pacific cultures. This is reflected in paintings like my paua shell series and the use of Harakeke flax weave as a backdrop in some of my work. From a young child, I have always loved to draw and paint. I feel very lucky that I have taken it into my adult life and can share it with you.