< Richard Higham
New Zealand




I am a self-taught New Zealand born artist working with acrylic on canvas works. I work with subject matter that I care about and would like to examine further. This process includes painting a view of nature that expresses its essence; colour, form and the light that plays on it.

New Zealand’s bush, native flora and botanical gardens have been favourite themes of mine for 25 years. I endeavour to highlight the vibrancy and distinctiveness of these natural environments in my artwork.


1984, Bachelor of Architecture, The University of Auckland, New Zealand

2013 Finalist, Molly Morpeth Canaday Trust Art Award

Exhibitions :

2021 – July 23-25 – Art in the Park – Eden Park – Group exhibition
2020- 1st -30th August – Flagstaff Gallery – Group Exhibition.
2019 – 18th Nov – 20th December – Northart – Pocket Edition – Group
2019 – 12th – 27th Oct – Flagstaff Gallery –” Be Happy” – Group
2018 -17th Oct – 18th Nov – Kereru Gallery – ‘The Secret Garden’ – Group
2018 -23rd Aug -11th Sept Flagstaff Gallery- 25th Anniversary Group
2018 -April – Kereru Gallery, Mapua – Group Exhibition
2017 – 26th Nov – 21 December – Pocket Edition- Northart – Auckland
2017 – 19th August – The Art of Bringing Together – Flagstaff Gallery
2016 -19th Nov. – 11th Dec. – Pocket Edition -Northart
2016 -April 7th – May 3rd – Joint Exhibition – Flagstaff Gallery, Auckland
2014 – Nov-Dec, Kina NZ Design + Artspace 200×200 exhibition
2014 – Nov, Selected for Hibiscus & Bays Art Awards, Estuary Arts Centre,
2014 – July, Group, Nature Notes Exhibition, Northart , Auckland
2012 – October, Solo exhibition, Northart , Auckland.


I have always had a passion for growing plants and trees and creating gardens along with enjoying our beautiful native bush in New Zealand.

It was only natural that when I started painting, trees, plants and the New Zealand bush became the main subject matter for my art work.