Testimonials

I love hearing from my buyers as they enjoy my art in their home ...

If you have some of my work and would like it to be included on this page, please do get in touch via the Contact Liz  page, and I will add it here, images can be sent later via email. 

 
 
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M & V  Auckland

“Liz McAuliffe was a joy to deal with on our recent commission, she is clearly passionate about her craft and this was more than evident in the final artwork. From the first interaction Liz was a wonderful listener and has a considered and thoughtful approach to her clients. We are in love with the piece that Liz created for us and will continue to admire and adore her work in our home for many years to come.”

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Jenny Northland

“We are drawn to Liz McAuliffe’s large scale, masterfully carved & finished, organic sculptured forms that are inspired by simple forms found in nature. We are delighted to have had the opportunity to recently secure three such works. Additionally we are pleased to have been able to engage her services, as facilitated by the gallery, to hang them in a well-considered artistic grouping on a somewhat challenging wall space. Furthermore, we were subsequently invited to her home studio on the shores of the Hokianga where we were treated with gracious hospitality. We were privileged to get the chance to see her work space, tools of trade & the environment that understandably inspires her work”

 
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Kay Auckland

"After looking through Liz's collection of leaves I could not find a leaf that was quite what I envisaged for our lounge wall. I did however find a large leaf that displayed the character that I loved.
Liz offered to re-paint the leaf for me to fit my requirements. Through this process, Liz was very accommodating, kept in touch with me and also sent photos of the progress. After the leaf had time to dry it was posted and arrived in a day, well packaged and safe. On opening the parcel I was not too sure how I felt, but once it was mounted up on the wall, wow, the leaf came to life and was certainly in the right home! It looks absolutely stunning. Thank you Liz you are a pleasure to work with."

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Peter Raglan

“Liz sees the beauty in small things and flaunts them on a grand scale in her art. Botanically they are frighteningly accurate and very appealing. My Mum and I could not walk away from the Kowhai seed pod”

 
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Janna Sweden

“I am from Sweden and have just spent the hols of my life in NZ; in one of the first galleries I entered,The Art Lounge in Tauranga, I came across Liz's work. These three beauties have traveled with me - safely stored in my diary - for more than 7 weeks. Now back home I put them up on the wall I saw them when I bought them. Under Escher's "Eye" this almost becomes an installation in itself. “

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Nikki Wellington

“I saw some of Liz’s artwork in a gallery on Blair St. in Wellington and fell in love! I am a florist by trade and my favourite are the lotus pods. I am amazed how she can make a piece of wood look so lifelike.
I have now had my art work for over 7 years and I love it just as much today as I did the day it arrived. I also bought a kawakawa leaf for my parents and a small lotus pod for my sister and they loved them. Liz was very helpful and sent me several photos of artwork she had available and also let me pay it all off weekly.
I look forward to purchasing again in the future!”

 
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Elise Nelson

“Liz’s works are some of my most treasured pieces.  As a lover of NZ bush and wildlife I relish the opportunity to bring some of these elements indoors.  The play of light and shadows on the giant Kawakawa leaves against the wall, the tiny Pohutukawa leaves with all their unique texture and colour made large, are a permanent celebration of something whose beauty is necessarily transient and so often completely overlooked”

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David Auckland

“Liz McAuliffe did a wonderful job of creating sculpted ‘envelopes’ that were full of meaning for my brother and I. They evoke memories of our parents and our home of origin in Hawkes Bay. Visiting Liz’s home and studio to collect the commissioned works was a pleasure. They speak of her passion for the world around us in all its fullness – especially in the beautiful Hokianga”

 
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Lelie & Ray  Golden Bay

“I am so happy with the leaves….pohutukawa and kawakawa.  The colours and shadows are spectacular. I am a lover of nature and the leaves are so beautiful in our front room.”

 
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Sarah Auckland

“We had the pleasure of meeting Liz in person and chose an artwork from her studio after seeing some of her work in the ‘Tree House’ accommodation in Kohukohu where we were staying. I fell in love with her natural objects, constructed lovingly in various media and especially the Kawakawa leaves which we bought. They look stunning in our living room and remind me of Northland”

 
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Laura Whitianga

"I now have my Lancewood leaf on the wall and absolutely LOVE it! We are so incredibly lucky to have the beautiful nature we have around us, and I love that Liz picks up on that beauty and makes it visible for us to see on a daily basis.

Thank you so much Liz....."

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Margherita Ngaruawahia

“We have purchased a few of Liz McAuliffe’s art and enjoy the creativity it adds to our home environment. We have purchased large and small painted canvas leaves, and various carved leaves and shells. We like the use of colour and the realistic painting and carving. We also enjoy the response of others when they have to touch the art to confirm they aren’t real. They all are a powerful statement in our home and we get lots of positive feedback from visitors to our home. We enjoy following Liz’s art journey and look forward to future purchases”

 
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Jenny Dunedin

“My beautiful Tanekaha leaves remind me daily of Northland’s coastal forests. I have flexed it so it creates the best shadows from sunshine on the wall and the up lighting from my lamp. This gives beautiful shadow play that varies with the seasons as well as day to day”

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Diane Kaeo & U.K.

“Memories ARE made of this……..  An unusual Art exhibit catches your eye, a visit to the workshop on the hill nearby, draws you to the very heart of the artist’s inspiration. There you see, touch and feel the beautiful colours, textures and shadows of the various works, whilst listening to the intriguing journey which led to the formation of such unique pieces.
Homeward bound with lasting memories and a piece of bespoke Art work, which guarantees to stimulate conversations for many years to come”

 

All pictures are taken in the clients’ own homes, all photos are their property.

If you have some of my work and would like it to be included on this page, please do get in touch and I will add it here.