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Derek March

An artist who is as passionate about the preservation of the environment as he is about depicting that other type of light you get in New Zealand landscapes. That half-light, moody yet beautiful still light of the west coast of Auckland and the Hauraki plains. Derek March graduated from Elam School of Fine Arts in 1969 (his painting tutor was Colin McCahon) and Epsom Teacher Training College in 1970. Since then he has worked part-time in the fields of leather craft, jewellery, sculpture, painting and photography.
Painting has been Derek’s main focus over the past twelve years and his work has featured in numerous solo and group shows over that time. His memorable exhibition, Dark Waters at Lopdell House Gallery, was a reflection on the transformation of the land on the Hauraki Plains and the tension between farming and the loss of wild life habitat.
His teaching, post-graduate studies, art work and involvement in the restoration of river habitat in the Waitakere River Valley, all reflect Derek’s love of nature and concern for the conservation of the natural environment. His jewelry featured in numerous group and solo exhibitions between 1982-1989. His paintings have appeared in solo exhibitions in Lopdell House Titirangi Auckland, Corbans Estate Centre in Henderson Auckland and The Suter Gallery in Nelson. Derek lives in Te Henga, Waitakere River Valley and is a keen member of Riverwatch a volunteer group that replants native vegetation around river banks and estuarys.

History Paintings Exhibition May 24 - June 20 2008

New Exhibition Atiu Creek Residency July 31st - August 12th 2010

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Hauraki Lament

Oil on 3 panel Board

Size 120cm x 300cm

Price $POA

derek march nz contemporary landscape artist, Colin McCahon

New Release
Fashioning a more perfect nature
(after Alfred Sharpe)

Oil on Board

Size 187cm x 54cm

Price $3500

derek march nz landscape artist, west coast, oil paintings, beautiful

Goblins Make Noise

Oil on Board

Size 180cm x 90cm

Price $4500

Derek March




Oil on Board (Framed)

Size 2000cm x 90cm

Price $NZ4200 sold

Derek March NZ contemporary landscape artist

Strange Tongues on the Hauraki

Oil on Board


Price $4800


Derek March

Seawind coming up
no. 1 Canal
(after Alfred Sharpe)

Oil on Paper

Size: 155cm x 71cm

Price $3800 sold




derek march nz contemporary landscape art

Hunters 3

Oil on Paper (Framed)

Size: 89cm x 67cm

Price $1600

Derek March NZ landscape artist

Dark Waters Canal

Indian ink on Paper (Framed)

Size: 105cm x 83cm

Price $1100

derek march nz contemporary landscape artist

View more of Derek's work here Atiu Creek Residency July 31st - August 12th 2010

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