Our Artists

Ivan Button

Ivan’s involvement in art began in the 1960’s with a background as a graphic artist and illustrator within the advertising industry.  

He currently works with watercolours and oils.  Ivan has a passion for New Zealand scenes along with villages of France and Italy as well as Still Life.

Ivan enthusiastically runs the “Nearly Serious Artists Workshops”   in North Canterbury tutoring and developing local artists.  He works alongside Art groups as well as with individuals. 

Ivan kindly donated a painting of Kaikoura which raised $1200 to support those affected by the Kaikoura Earthquake.