Renee Walden - New Zealand watercolour artist. Art & Illustration.

Over the years I have worked on a number of different bodies of work. Every painting is inspired by the world around me - the land, the plants and animals and the man made objects that hold a story. You'll notice that my love of plein air painting is reflected in every one of these completed works - even if only in abstract form.


Some of these artworks may still be available. So if you are interested in something please browse the artwork for sale section.


Yes I do commissions. Drop me a line with what you have in mind.


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selected portfolio


Story Keepers Series


Here I ponder the stories these huts, boats and old cars could tell if only they could speak. Watercolour and ink on paper.

Fishing Huts, Falls Dam, Maniototo Snowy Cabin, Swiss Alps La Granica Golden Autumn, Lake Wanaka Rain Squall Approaching Old Boats, Puerto Natales, Chile. Old Church, Siurana, Spain. Green Roofed Hut, Falls Dam. Rain Clearing at Homestead Camp, Maniototo. Rain over The Hawkduns Shimmer. Old Miner's Hut, Welshtown. Storm in the Pineta Valley. Rusty Truck, Hawea Flat. Old Stone Hut, Pyrenees.




Alpine Series


Mountains, lakes and rivers dear to my heart. Ink and watercolour on paper.

Aoraki / Mount Cook & Lake Pukaki Mount Hooker Mitre Peak in winter Aoraki / Mount Cook & the Hooker Valley Descending The Quarterdeck Mount Aspiring from Bevan Col Rob Roy Peak from French Ridge Syme Hut & Mount Taranaki Minaret Peaks and Lake Wanaka Halliday's Bluff



This Land Series


Reflections of the landscape of Central Otago, New Zealand. Mixed media on canvas or wood.

Perfect summer Not so far away Where I belong 2 Soar Crossing Migration Summer fields, summer hills 4 Connection. Bridge. Murmuration. Sent Last Light. It Never Ends It Never Ends When you come to the end of the day Here in the Quiet Hills


Gaia Series


Representing the Mother Earth goddess, protectress of the world. Proceeds from the sale of these paintings go to a worthy environmental cause.



In My Backyard series


Born out of my love for the natural world around my home. Mixed media.


Feathers 2 Feathers 3 Feather for David House Sparrow Calafornia Quail Sacred Kingfisher New Zealand Bellbird New Zealand Fantail Silvereye New Zealand Tui Chinese Lantern. Daisy. Lupin.


Urban Sketching in Europe


These paintings were done on location in France, Italy and Spain. Pen and watercolour on paper.