Original Art For Sale NZ

Artwork that's a little bit different

Eye catching art to
bemuse, perplex and inspire

I'm Bernie Kirkham of Waiheke Island, let me guide you into a different world, captured by my imagination and interpreted on canvas. My steampunk and whimsical art works will enhance your reality and transform your spaces. I am an acrylic artist based on Waiheke Island. Imaginative and illustrative works of art are my forte. My colourful paintings and distinctive style emanate joy, freedom and adventure. I'm a story teller and my paintings tell a story about the journey of life. I have been taking paint to canvas and creating for as long as I can remember! Art and design is a lifelong passion.

Original Art For Sale NZ.

Complete your look

With a Bernie Artist original painting, or limited edition print

Bernie Kirkham,
Acrylic Canvas Artist

My work has previously been exhibited at Soul and Inspirit Galleries, in Hamilton. I enjoy the quirky and the fun. I explore a fantasy world where subjects tend to float surreally above an imaginary landscape. My work is crafted with acrylic paint on canvas.
My current works have a fanciful steampunk influence while remaining with my favoured floating theming. However, I often muse over an intriguing woman with flying red hair who has frequented my paintings since I began painting and selling my work in the early 2000s.

Original Art For Sale NZ

My art has a little something for everyone

Original Paintings

Whimsical, fun and imaginative. Explore my collection of original acrylic on canvas art works. Some of my favourites are also available in limited edition prints! My original canvases can be purchased directly, simply visit the shop and choose your favourite.

Limited Edition Prints

I am selecting some of my favourite work for limited edition prints.
Print runs will be limited to 15 copies, so get in quick! 

Limited edition prints will be available soon! Watch this space.

Art Commissions

My art style is always evolving and changing and so does my art commission work. I accept commissions that are true to my style, skill and expression of my art. Contact me today and let's discuss your commission piece.

My Artistic Inspiration

My artwork is ever evolving, ever changing.
I take inspiration from the fantastical and the creative with flavours of surrealism, steampunk and Dr Suess.
Expressed on canvas with acrylic paint, my work will spice up your empty wall.

Original Art For Sale NZ

"I am a gypsy at heart and this piece certainly resonated"

As soon as I saw this art of Bernie’s “My Journey Begins”, I knew “she” was meant to be with me.
I am a gypsy at heart and this piece certainly resonated. I love the radiant colour combinations and the surrealism of the flying bathtub. Bernie’s imagination has given life to this piece where you can feel the wind stir.

She had centre stage in my modern beach themed apartment in Melbourne, where she looked brilliant with all the aquas and cream furnishings. However, now I have moved into a more classic Art deco apartment, I love that she has a huge wall all to herself.


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