Lucy Eglington

Lucy Eglington is a professional painter, with work in private collections in New Zealand and internationally.

She specialises in working with oils but is fluent in most mediums. She has taught children and adults to paint and to express themselves creatively - her passion is in helping people to get in touch with their creative sides and express them through art.


Lucy is mother to Ben, and an ex-playcentre mum, with qualifications in Early Childhood Education.


She also has first aid certificate and all that sensible stuff too!

Emily Pauling

Emily has a BFA majoring in sculpture (Otago) and a post grad diploma from Massey University (Wellington). She is also a primary school teacher, currently working at Balmoral school, where she teaches new entrants. 

She lectured at Otago University and has taught a wide variety of people including community art classes, special needs students and a variety of youth programmes. She has exhibited widely throughout New Zealand. 

Emily is mother to Otis and Eli, gorgeous little twin chaps! She is a playcentre mum, has done courses in Early Childhood Education and specialises in creativity.

She also has first aid certificates and all that sensible stuff!


Jess Bailey

Jess is a recent arts graduate who specialises in abstract painting, but is fluent across many materials and mediums. 


She has grown up looking after children and her natural teaching abilities make her a very well-loved, warm, super-fun teacher. She is also a well known folk musician and her group, Fables, is among NZ's finest. 

Michael Zhang

Michael is an exhibiting artist and has a BFA from Elam, and a post grad diploma in teaching. He currently teaches at St Cuthberts. 


With a speciality in drawing, illustration and cartooning, Michael is a strong all rounder and a great teacher! He works during termtime teaching arts and technical skills at Sacred Heart College.


Not only that, he is also a hop hop dancer, which makes him officially the coolest member of our team :)