Nick Duval-Smith


…made for Riverside Cafe, our favourite hangout for coffee and superb food

some recent images

…I want to say photographs, but they’re not really any more, are they? Anyway, I did make them, by pushing a button on my camera

new Oamaru stone mountains…

…and little postcard paintings at The Grind (400 High Street, Motueka)

Stone mountain prices range (ha!) from $45 to $120. Little paintings are $20 each.

fun with Christmas lights

There’s a place near here, a private home, that puts on one of those huge Christmas lights displays, but these guys invite you into their garden, and you mill around and dazzle yourself and try not to step on any children. In this particular case, it’s a fundraiser for St. John’s Ambulance, which I was happy to contribute to.

Oh, and Happy New Year to all.

now at The Grind

(Formerly The Mot Bike Co., at 400 High St)


…thanks to Lance and Anna for hosting my work.

Beans: price alert


Bronze Baby Beans will be $60 from the start of 2018, so they’re effectively ‘on sale’ for the rest of this year at $50, same price they’ve been for years. Place your order now to avoid disappointment 🙂


Toko Ngawhā / Split Apple Family

Now in small and medium, as well as original large. People are often surprised by how flat they really are, hence the 2nd photograph. The two smaller ones have their title etc on the back, while the larger one has all that on the base. Available for $50, $80 and $120 at the Motueka I-Site and Parker Gallery in Nelson.

Moving Mountains 2: second background

…getting a little theatrical; now you can adjust your sculpture to suit your mood and time of day 🙂

Moving Mountains 2: Update

…now with added protection (ac235, or ‘aqueous acrylic emulsion’)fullsizeoutput_104e

…and a bit of a stain on the ground, to separate from sky. Watch this space for further radical innovations…