The gallery has been updated to include several paintings by New Zealand artists that I have. Watercolour and oil paintngs by John Barr Clarke Hoyte, Olivia Spencer Bower, Ken Hunt and Jack Register were uploaded. I guess adding a New Zealand art section is somewhat of a departure from the focus of the website. However, part of my intention behind setting it up was to record my personal collection and it wasn’t worthwhile setting up a new site for a small number of non-Japanese artworks.

JBC Hoyte and Olivia SPencer-Bower would probably be internationally known but Jack Register and Ken Hunt are more (NZ) local. If you’d like to see more works by Ken Hunt he has his own website at

If you interested in NZ art works then searching on is a good starting point and good auction sites include TradeMe (the ‘eBay’ of NZ), International Art Centre, Watsons Auctions and Webbs.

The International Art Centre website in particular has a great current and previous auction results section which is useful for price research and discovering new artists and art-works