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Fiona Goulding has always felt an affinity with animals, becoming a vegetarian at the age of 5, after learning where meat came from. She considers herself very fortunate to have an open-minded mother who learned as much as possible about vegetarianism and healthy living and gave her the opportunity to follow her belief.

Following her heart has always been important to Fiona and, in early 2000, she left England to volunteer in Africa and travel extensively through India, Nepal, Australia and New Zealand. It was the sheer beauty and variety of the New Zealand landscape which drew her to making this country her home.

Experiencing different cultures and seeing varied wildlife and landscapes intensified her passion for nature. Fiona has always loved drawing but it was not until meeting renowned New Zealand artist Alvin Pankhurst whilst travelling that she discovered painting and found a way of expressing nature's unequivocal beauty and the connection she feels with this.

"Being able to combine my passion for animal welfare and the natural world with my passion for painting has given me a sense of purpose. Every painting is a lesson for me, not only in technique but in learning more about the subject matter, particularly birds and animals and the threats they face".

Support for Conservation:
Fiona donates proceeds from sales of prints of her paintings to animal welfare organisations, currently SPCA Otago - a local branch of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals which rehabilitates and rehomes around 1,700 animals every year that are sick, injured, lost, abused or simply abandoned (www.spcaotago.org.nz), and SAFE For Animals - New Zealand’s leading animal advocacy organisation (www.safe.org.nz).

Fiona is a regular volunteer with her local SAFE branch which currently focuses on lobbying to stop all New Zealand supermarkets selling cage eggs and working towards ending factory farming, live exports and rodeo abuse.

Fiona is also on the fundraising committee of Dog Rescue, a local charity which rescues dogs from the pound and finds them 'forever homes'.
Special Achievements:
  • 2017 - Nomination for Palm Art Award
    Fiona has been nominated for entry to the International Palm Art Awards 2017. She won Palm Art Awards in 2010 and 2012.

    The Palm Art Awards are granted to artists of all visual media, such as painting, graphic art, digital art, photography and sculpture. Artists are nominated by Art Domain Group, the organisers of the awards. The juried art competition seeks to attract in particular emerging artists complying with or even redefining standards of art excellence.
  • 2016 - Edinburgh Award
    Edinburgh Realty Premier Art Awards. New Zealand
  • 2014 - Finalist
    Miles Art Award, New Zealand
  • 2012 - Special Prize - Old Masterly
    The International Palm Art Awards
  • 2010 - Certificate of Excellence
    The International Palm Art Awards
  • 2010 - Highly Commended
    Northland Drawing and Painting Awards, New Zealand
  • 2009 - Runner-up
    Yellow Pages Art Award, New Zealand
  • 2009 - Finalist
    Margaret Stoddard Art Award, New Zealand
  • 2008 - Best Oil
    National New Zealand Art Awards

  • Fiona's work has been exhibited and collected both in New Zealand and overseas. From one collector in Hong Kong:
    "No matter how difficult life can be at times, such beautiful things like your paintings just make my day."
  • Artists' Impressions of New Zealand Calendar (2017)
    Calendar features painting 'Meandering' - Annual calendar featuring 12 contemporary New Zealand artists by invitation.
    Author: Brown Trout The Calendar Company
    Published by: Brown Trout Publishers Pty Ltd
  • Artists' Impressions of New Zealand Calendar (2016)
    Calendar features painting 'Distraction' - Annual calendar featuring 12 contemporary New Zealand artists by invitation.
    Author: Brown Trout The Calendar Company
    Published by: Brown Trout Publishers Pty Ltd
  • 50 Masters of Realistic Imagery (2015)
    Selected to be featured in the 2015-2016 edition - This volume, to be published in June 2015, features "the finest selection of protagonists of realistic imagery". It is described as "a superb volume presenting the best of realistic fine art of our day".
    Author: Ulrich Goette Himmelblau
    Published by: Art Domain Whois Verlag, Leipzig
  • New Zealand Art Calendar (2015)
    Calendar features painting 'Soar, Te Mata Peak' - Annual calendar featuring 13 contemporary New Zealand artists by invitation.
    Author: Brown Trout The Calendar Company
    Published by: Brown Trout Publishers Pty Ltd
  • Octa Associates Corporate Calendar (2015)
    'Hope' and 'Serenity' chosen for the months of May and September in this 2015 corporate calendar - Calendars Plus publishes corporate calendars for a selection of clients of which Octa Associates is one.
    Author: Calendars Plus
    Published by: Calendars Plus
  • Creative Beat - 'Fiona Goulding Nature Artist' (2015)
    Featured in May newsletter primarily to highlight my work for conservation, especially for ARRC Wildlife Trust which is a local animal welfare charity. - Creative Tauranga is a charitable trust. It has a monthly arts magazine called 'Creative Beat' which celebrates events, exhibitions and achievements of local artists.
    Author: Fiona Goulding
    Published by: Creative Tauranga
  • Gallery 36 (2010)
    Featured in November 2010 edition - An online pdf magazine showcasing emerging artists and photographers.
    Author: Fiona Goulding
    Published by: Gallery 36
  • Who's Who in Visual Art (2010)
    One of 100 artists selected to be featured in the 2010-2011 edition - For over 150 years, Who's Who editions have "always been recognised as prestigious reference documents, as celebrations of achievement". Art Domain's “Who's Who in Visual Art” is exclusively dedicated to the field of the Fine Arts, Arts & Crafts and Fine Art Photography.
    Author: Ulrich Goette Himmelblau
    Published by: Art Domain Whois Verlag, Leipzig
Organization Membership:
  • 2009 - Eco Artists New Zealand
    Eco Artists New Zealand is a Non Profit Charitable Trust established in 2007 by Lochmara Lodge Wildlife Recovery and Arts Centre and a group of passionate artists from around New Zealand.

    Eco artists share a passion for the environment and endeavour to create further awareness and raise funds for conservation through their art. This provides a vehicle in which artists and the general public may contribute to New Zealand's unique ecology and conservation projects.
  • 2008 - Artfind New Zealand
    Artfind New Zealand is an online space for original art in New Zealand.


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