Sandra Whyte, Artist

Sandra works as a full time Fine Artist in Whangarei, creating realistic paintings in oil. The paintings, often in the form of landscape and wildlife reflect her love of our wilderness. Her native, endemic and common bird paintings are loved by both locals and tourists alike. Commission paintings feature readily in Sandra's career. She enjoys the art of giving and likes to create paintings for conservation groups to raise money and awareness of the beauty and vulnerability of our countries treasures.

Royal Gaze

An original oil painting by Sandra Whyte of the Kingfisher (Kotare) in a wonderfully natural scene. These idyllic spots are relished on farmland throughout New Zealand. The Kingfisher is often seen on a post or wire with one eye on you and the other on a possible meal, meters below. It's not easy getting close to a Kingfisher to view their unique beauty. If you're lucky, you'll spot one on your back fence from inside your home. Here you can study their regal look with up turned bill and dainty white eye lashes. That's about as close as you'll ever get to a Kingfisher!

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New Zealand Post Stamp

Game Bird Habitat Collection

Sandra was commissioned to paint the 2016 release of this collectors stamp.
Although not valid for postage, the funds raised go towards habitat protection.
A Ltd Edition Print, First Day Covers, Miniature Sheet and the Single Stamp can be purchased online via the New Zealand Post website.

NZ Post Game Bird Habitat Collection

Hospice Charity Art Exhibition

Winner of the People’s Choice Award
October 2015


Savvy Magazine Featured Profile

Star Gaze - Original Oil Painting

The inspiration for this painting comes from the cluster of stars that’s known in New Zealand as ‘Matariki’. The seven brightest stars shine all but two months of the year.

The appearance of Matariki on the horizon heralds the Maori New Year. A time to mourn for those that had passed. A time to plan planting of crops, dependant on weather conditions. A time to gather together, rejoice in each other’s company and enjoy the year’s harvest.

The ‘Ruru’ (Owl) in this painting is leaving the juvenile stage into adulthood, still showing some pale soft feather and the dark area around the eyes.

Still In The Picture