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As an art tutor I focus mainly on realism and teaching my students how to SEE - I pride myself in creating a supportive and enlightening environment which allows my students to step into a new space and uncover their artistic depths.

As a contemporary fine artist I unapologetically explore the medium of acrylic paint in any direction my heart takes me, from realistic portraiture to cartooning to abstract expressionism... and beyond. My painting is always autobiographical, and evolves as fast as I do.

As a coach and speaker, I tell the honest story of my personal growth and professional development, as seen through my paintings. Having found the courage to be honest with myself I was able to completely alter the trajectory of my life. By incorporating the science of seeing and techniques I use to teach art, I developed a 'bigger picture awareness' which positively transformed the way I was able to think, react and interact.


I offer ​keynote presentations and floor talks - adapted from my extensive experience over the past 25 years as an Arts Professional in the UK and New Zealand. 
By understanding the science of perception and “changing the way I see” in both a physical and emotional sense, I learnt how to: improve self-leadership skills, reduce conflict, enhance my personal communication and problem-solving capabilities, and discover how to interpret my reactions and express myself more positively with a “bigger picture” awareness. 

I also offer masterclass workshops and tuition for artists at all skill levels.

I've worked professionally in the Visual Arts for nearly 25 years - as Business Owner; Gallery Director; Arts Administrator; Marketing Manager; Art Tutor; Author; Potter; Painter; Illustrator and Sculptor... and loved it all!

Visit my Studio Gallery to see what is new, and to understand more about my process and working environment!

My work is held in private collections all over the world, including

  • the UK

  • Ireland

  • Australia

  • New Zealand

  • Canada

  • USA

  • Brazil

  • Holland



2022      Taranaki Art Awards - Opunake

2022      JUDGE - Tasman National Art Awards

2022      Franklin Arts Festival - 'Light' section - Auckland

2022      Aspiring Art Prize - Wanaka

2021      Taranaki Art Awards - Opunake (cancelled due to Covid)


2019      Taranaki Art Awards - Opunake

2018       Finalist – Adam Portraiture Award (Wellington, NZ)

2018       Taranaki Art Awards - Opunake

2016       Finalist - Adam Portraiture Award (Wellington, NZ) including touring exhibition

2016       Special Recognition category - All Women Art Exhibition - Light, Space & Time Online Art Gallery for ‘Emerging, into the Light’ (2015)

2013       Winner - People’s Choice Award - best exhibition  - Art Trail, Morrinsville Art Festival

2013       Runner Up - ‘Arts for Health’ competition - David Lloyd Gallery, Hamilton



(including open studio exhibitions and group shows)

2023     Wallace Gallery, Morrinsville - solo show - returning to the source

2022     Gallery9 - Hamilton

2022     The Suter Gallery, Nelson - Guest Artist - Nelson Suter Art Society Autumn Exhibition

2021      'Utopia found' - solo show - New Plymouth

2019      Koru on Devon/Tasman Toyota - group show

2019      Taranaki Arts Trail - open studio

2019      SOLO 46 at New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts, Wellington

2018       Koru on Devon - group show - New Plymouth

2018       Art Cafe - solo show - New Plymouth

2018       The Collaboration - group show - New Plymouth

2018       SOLO 44 at New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts,  Wellington

2018       Adam Portraiture Award, Wellington

2018       Taranaki Arts Trail - open studio

2018       ‘What Matters Most’ – solo exhibition – Bread &  Butter Gallery, Whitianga

2017       ‘As the Path Unfolds’ – solo exhibition – Bread &  Butter Gallery, Whitianga

2017       Molloy Gallery

2017       20-year anniversary exhibition of ‘Virtual Tart’  (Taranaki Art) group, New Plymouth

2017       ‘Retrospective’ – solo exhibition – Whitianga Art  Centre

2017       open studio exhibition – Mercury Bay Art Escape

2016       Adam Portraiture Award, Wellington

2016       open studio exhibition - Mercury Bay Art Escape

2015       open studio exhibition - Mercury Bay Art Escape

2015       Thames Road Trip - solo exhibition - GBD hotel  and restaurant, Thames

2014       ‘Wandering Under Big Skies’ – shared exhibition

with Jennie de Groot  - Wallace Gallery, Morrinsville

2014       The Art Sale, Hamilton

2014       Big Skies - solo exhibition - Colenso Café,      Whenuakite

2013       ‘Big Skies… and Deep Roots’ - solo exhibition - David Lloyd Gallery, Hamilton


2014 - present    

full time artist, art tutor and speaker- including solo exhibitions, public talks, illustration, private commissions, and large scale murals

2013 - present    

drawing and painting tutor - private classes and workshops

2012 - 2014    

Administrator - Mercury Bay Art Escape Trust

2010 - 2012  

Director - Wallace Gallery, Morrinsville

2006 - 2009    

Sales and Marketing Manager - Carrie Elspeth Jewellery (UK)

1997 - 2007    

Owner, Operator and Maker - Bouncing Pig Pottery (UK)

1994 - 1997    BA (Hons) Ceramics - UWIC (Cardiff, UK)


2015    3 murals at St. Andrew’s Village, Braid Road, Hamilton         
2015    Blue Water Marine, Bryce St, Whitianga  17 x 4m                                                                  
2015    Rugby & Sports Club, Whitianga    7.5 x 1.2m    




2022    Seeing Clearly - Finding the Courage to Choose a Better Path.

Written and published by Charlotte Giblin, featuring over 250 artworks from the last 30 years of creative ( and emotional!) development.

2016    Wandering Under Big Skies - The Coromandel Peninsula Through the Eyes of an Artist.

Written by Charlotte Giblin with 90 original paintings featured.                                                                                                        
2016    Lulu Moo and the Mystery of the Big Belly

written and illustrated by Charlotte Giblin and Wendy Walls. Aries Publishing    

2014    Where is Autism?

Written by Rowena Monds and illustrated by Charlotte Giblin. Aries Publishing

2013 - 2015    regular ‘Road Trip’ feature in Coromandel Life magazine - original paintings of the Coromandel Peninsula,  accompanied by stories about my travels

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