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welcome to my website

I hope you enjoy looking through this showcase of original New Zealand art my myself, Rod Upchurch. If you click on an image in the gallery, it will enlarge to show the artwork size and its availability. Do contact me if you would like further Information on individual paintings or if you would like to commission something special. Drop me your details and i'll be in touch. Enjoy!



about rod

I have been an artist since my teens with a passion for sketching and painting the

New Zealand landscape. I paint in a realist style with a passion for beautiful lighting, a skill learnt from years of photography and an understanding of depth of field when creating compositions.


I was trained and mentored by Ted Lewis one of New Zealand’s most respected World War Two artists who studied at the Royal College of art in London.

Living in New Zealand we are lucky to have some of the most extraordinary landscapes

in the world along with beautiful sunsets and dawn lighting which inspires my love of landscape painting. Recently I have also been developing my portfolio of artwork in portraiture, a category I greatly enjoy. 

My career spans some 40 years of creative expression in the advertising industry starting work

as a commercial artist, an art director, and later a creative director working

for multinational and national advertising agencies.

Throughout my advertising career I continued painting in oils, acrylics and watercolours.


Now a full time artist I enjoy the freedom of creating and painting landscape compositions.

I find I learn something new with every painting and love experimenting in

different mediums and subject matter.



how to get in touch

I would love to hear from you regarding any of my work, or if you are interested in purchasing any of the available paintings please send through your details and comments in the message section and I will get back to you as quickly as I can.

I’m also happy to undertake commissions and love creating them.
My process is to discuss in detail with you the subject required, composition together with the preferred medium to be painted in and size required. We can agree on a budget when we have all the information together.


If you would like to get in touch regarding the purchase of any of the paintings for sale or a commission project please click the contact button and send me you details and I’ll be right back in touch with you. 


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