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The Promenade, 162 Hurstmere Rd, Takapuna, Auckland, New Zealand
Ph: +64 9 4456665 Cell: +64 021 577078

Art by The Sea NZ fine art and craft gallery

Gallery Hours: Monday - Saturday 10am - 5pm Sunday 11am - 4pm

Recent Comments From Satisfied Clients

Hi Mike

That's great, thank you. And yes please wait for delivery until I advise that I am back.
We are both delighted to support the gallery over these many long years, and you and Linda should be very proud of all you have accomplished. Your gallery offers by far the best selection of NZ works, of all price ranges, from a varied and diverse stable of artists.

Best wishes
Richard April 2020

Dear Mike,
I just wanted to let you know that David was very pleased with the painting by Carol Readman ("Moorings"). He loves it, and liked the wrapping paper too! So it is a great success.
I realised that because we have done a lot of sailing in the past, it was particularly "fitting".
I'll bring it back to you to talk about framing it in the next few days, if that's alright.
with thanks again for your help,
Elizabeth May 2013

Painting received today, in perfect condition thanks to your excellent packing. Now in place and being enjoyed for its dynamic subject and artistic skill. We will no doubt call in to your gallery again sometime
Kind regards Steve & Joy
( Craig Platt painting Frenzy October 2012 Tauranga NZ)

Dear Mike,
Wow. Mum finally opened her present and revealed her painting this weekend. Not only she, but we were bowled over by it. It is even more striking in the 'flesh'. The colours are vibrant... we loved the tiny details which hark back to times gone by: the Shell calendar on the wall, the cutting of the bach in its former life as a school. I almost struggled to hand it over! But hand it over we did... and it will have a new life in Mum and Dad's sitting room in Southsea. Raymond's letter was a very special addition. I plan to frame it for Mum so she can display it next to the painting.
Please pass on our thanks and warmest regards to Raymond. And thank you to you for arranging the sale and delivery. I hope to visit the gallery next time we are in NZ.
With very best wishes
Karin ( Raymond Jennings
painting April 2012 London UK)
PS I will be dropping heavy hints around my birthday / Christmas / anniversary time!

Just a little note to inform you that the Artwork arrived today safely and intact and we thank you very much. It looks terrific and we will be hanging it up tomorrow. There was no writeup about the artist or the title and details of the piece of art we received and I wonder if you could email this to us.
I have been to Devonport twice and just love it there. You are very lucky to live (I presume) and work in such a wonderful place. Blain (Rosemary Eagles painting April 2012 Canada)

Hi Mike, Just letting you know that Marty loved the sculpture of the bottle. Thanks again for your help and assisting me on going left field again. Kind regards, Trevor (Sean Crawford bottle January 2012)

Hi Mike
Thank you so much for your service in getting the prints to my daughter in Wales in time for her birthday. She loved the Tui in a Kowhai flower, and said the photos all look great together.
She and her husband own a 400 year old house in the country in Monmouthshire, and she does love her Mary Taylor New Zealand prints, they remind her of home. Before they returned to the U.K., they lived in Devonport, and enjoyed your gallery. I shall certainly come back to you in the future, your service is great.

Dale (Mary Taylor prints September 2011)

Dear Mike, I am delighted to say that my platter arrived safely and sound at the end of last week (apologies for not emailing you sooner). It is absolutely beautiful and sits proudly in the middle of my dining room table. It is a reminder of sunnier climes as the cold snap continues in the UK!
Many thanks for your assistance and I wish the gallery a successful 2011! Kind Regards, Nicola. (Zeke Wolf Platter 21.01.2011 UK)

Dear Bill & Linda.

 Let me first say our vessel arrived safe and sound today 5/24/10 at 1:30 pm (PST).
Sandy and I are very, very pleased with "Bill's" work. It turned out better than we expected. He put so much more into it than we even thought of. Please send him our sincerest regards and thanks for a job very well done, we couldn't have asked for a better piece of art work.
We would also like to thank the both of you for your hard work in putting this all together. It's one thing to work with local people on a project like this, or even someone within your own State and/or Country, but to have such people as yourselves in a place so far away put so much effort and time with someone  you really only know from over the telephone is outstanding.
Please except our deepest and sincerest Thank You for all your help and time.

Ron & Sandy
South Lake Tahoe, California
(Bill Hayes vessel)

Dear Mike
Alan and I are delighted to tell you that our 'Feather' has arrived safe and sound in the U.K!!  It is absolutely great, and we can't wait to hand it! Many thanks for your good services!
Lindsay and Alan 07/05/09 (Merv's steel feather)

Dear Mike
Our picture arrived safely. It came 30 minutes after arriving home.
We haven’t unpacked it as thought it would  be safer packed for its trip to Ireland.

Many thanks

Patricia and Robert 10 March 2009 (Rosemary Eagles painting)

Hi Mike

FYI, our Kirsty Nixon has just been delivered !!! Very exciting, I am going to wait for John to come home from work so he can unpack seeing as he hasn’t seen it for real yet, will let you know how it is...

Debs Sydney 20 March 2009
(Kirsty Nixon painting)

Hi Mike:
I wanted to let you know that the raku ceramic piece arrived safely on Saturday, Feb. 7.  We certainly enjoy looking at it in our home, and Ann continues to enjoy wearing the greenstone ring. It was a pleasure meeting you in Devonport, and we thought New Zealand was just spectacular!
Thanks again,
Gary New York 2009

Hi Mike,
As a cheerful ending to 2008, I have just been to the local Post Office to pick up my Pohutukawa bowl! I'm pleased to tell you it has arrived in perfect condition! Thank you very much for wrapping and protecting it so
well for it's journey to Scotland! Now I must find the perfect spot to display it well and show the skill of the craftsman who made it. Kind regards John G (Scotland) 1/01/09

Hi Mike

I wish to express our appreciation for the warm and personal service we received from you.  Our painting arrived safe and sound in Hong Kong thanks to your careful packing and we are grateful that you dropped it off to the airport for us. It now hangs proudly on our hallway wall (not the one we originally thought of) and reminds us of home. We shall visit you when we next return to NZ to view other gems we could take home with us. Until then, ka kite ano Stephanie & Glenn
Hong Kong 11/08/08

Hi Mike,
Thanks I received the package and all is intact. They are spectacular pieces and I am very pleased with them!
Michelle, Ireland 12/06/08

Hi Mike,
The pottery arrived yesterday - beautifully packed, all in tact and it looks FANTASTIC!! We used the tea cups last night and the bowls at breakfast this morning - lots of smiles all round.
Thankyou SO much for finding all the bits and pieces - the colours match our other pieces perfectly
Many thanks!!!! Best wishes, Clare (Melbourne)11/05/08

Hello Mike,
I just wanted to let you know that I received my painting. It is beautiful! Also amazing pack job, I was hardly able to unpack it. Thanks again and I'll be in touch!
Val USA 12/04/08

thanks for checking in. everything arrived in tact and on time. we are very happy with your meticulous and expedient service.  thanks so much. we've already enjoyed the pieces for a special occasion. we really love the beautiful pieces which bring back fond memories of our trip to NZ and to your gallery.
did you know there was an extra small pasta bowl which i don't think we paid  for?
also, does the koru set have dinner plates
thank you! Angie USA 4/2/08

Hi Mike,
Just a short note to advise the goat arrived safely and is currently “grazing” in our courtyard. The packaging job was excellent and protected the piece magnificently. Thank you for the trouble you took with this.
Kind rgds Kevin Melbourne 8/1/08

Mike and Linda - it is noon on Christmas Eve here. I was going to telephone you until I realized that it is Christmas day there, and you are probably eating your Christmas pud! It arrived unscathed -in perfect condition - at 11.55 am - what super timing! Thank you both so much for being so considerate and responsive. We shall certainly recommend a visit to your shop to anyone we know who is going your way. Again, Thanks and Happy New Year
Karen and Pete USA 24/12/07

Dear Mike,
We have picked up the picture a few weeks ago now. It is as pretty as we remember and looks like a portal to NZ sitting on our wall. My wife & I will definitely get great enjoyment from it for many years.
Thank you also for the pohutukawa print.
A merry Christmas to you & Linda,
Best wishes,
Mark & Sue 18/12/07 United Kingdom

Thank you so much. I look forward to meeting you and Linda some time when I happen to be in Auckland – I do appreciate the emails and your help in getting this wonderful piece to the beach (he/she will have to be an indoor sheep when we are back in Wellington.  Merry Christmas and a safe and happy New Year.
Carol 17/12/07 Auckland

Hi Mike, Just a quick note to let you know that my mother absolutely loved her goat, there were tears!! She's named her Gertrude and she's taken pride of place in their house. Thank you again for organising this for me so quickly, I've had a few people ask where she came from so I've passed your details onto them!
Kim 14/12/07

Hi Mike and Linda
Hope all's well with you guys.  Just a note to say thanks for embellishing our home with wonderful paintings this year, and Shirley and I wish you and your family all the best for 2008.
Also a reminder to please send us the valuations for the Jules works so I can add them to our contents policy.
See you in the New Year!
Take care and kind regards
Mike & Shirley 13/12/07 Glenfield Auckland

Mike, Angelika my partner loved the Manta Ray. It is very unique indeed, the pictures on the website do not do it justice. Thanks for getting it to me so quickly.
Kindest Regards
David 22/11/07 Sydney

Thanks Mike for the bowl – it arrived in one piece (thanks to your excellent packing) and looks fabulous in my cabinet with all my other glass. Lovely of you to send me the cards also, I really appreciate that and it’s always a pleasure buying from your gallery.  I will be in Auckland on 27th & 28th December so hope to pop in if you are open.
Kathy 16/11/07 Dunedin

Hi Mike
Ross hung Christian's oils last night and they look great in the chosen
spot, they are heart warming and uplifting, and we are going to enjoy
them so much, please pass on our regards to him.
Maureen 12/11/07 Auckland

Hi Mike,
We are delighted with the painting and have already received positive comments from others on the painting – even ‘where did you buy it” – so gave you a promo. Thought you might like to see a pic of the painting above the fireplace – looks fab.
Kind regards
Aug 2007 St Heliers Auckland

Hi Mike, The sculpture has arrived !!! And I'm very happy, of course. It's was very well protected (at least half an hour to unpack it) and there was no damage. Thanks very much for your cooperation which made the communication quite easy despite the distance.
Please thank again Erika who's done very good job when we met at the gallery.

Hello Mike - Check your fax for my credit card number.....with any luck I will be smart enough to fax internationally!!  I'm excited to get this order.  thanks for all your help! everything has arrived safely and I am very happy.  Thanks for working so diligently with me.  Best wishes in your gallery business.
Kristi, Missoula USA14/06/07

Hi Mike Merv Sarson's feather has arrived safely today, Wednesday 30 May. The feather is a real treasure. I will send you a photo as soon as possible.
Regards & thanks Julie,

hi mike thanks for the note. the artwork sadly suffered a little. not helped by a redirected flight due to a passenger's illness and a very fastidious australian customs agent who insisted on 80% unpacking the box. it's ok though and i had to re-attach a couple of the cabbage tree's fronds. but you wouldn't know. i love it and it looks great on our white wall. a reminder of nz in the depths of london. the exhibition looks great. would love to be there. does karen do commissions? thanks again for the packing and dropping it off to my mother's house. good luck with the exhibition. kind regards
michelle London 07/05/07

Dear Mike, The ceramic pohutukawa tree has arrived safely and is now our living room wall. I have attached a photo of it in situ Thanks Yvonne & Paul, England 24/04/07

Mike: I wanted to let you know that we received the painting and orbs in very good condition and have it now placed them in our home. The painting  is especially beautiful and we are enjoying it immensely.  Thank you so much for all you have done. It has been a joy doing business with you.  Please let the artist know how much we love it.
Take care.  Jody, Pasco USA 21/04/07

Dear Mike,
               Just to confirm that the Roy Lane pot has arrived – all in one piece! It looks exactly as we had hoped as a feature in our lounge. Thank you for the very safe packing and for the shipping arrangements, much easier than bringing it home with us!
Who knows we may make it to Devonport again when we are next out.
Kind regards
Rodney, London 10/04/07

Dear Mike
Just to let you know that the table and chairs are unpacked in our house and all is intact.  The packaging was superb, thank you very much.  The size is ideal in our dining room and we are extremely pleased with our purchase.
Kind regards
Veronica, Surrey England 29/03/07

hi mike sculptures are in my garden...they arrived friday but we were away for weekend at the irish massacre of the english rugby team ! they look great and fit really well into  my garden. i will send a photo of their new home when i get more organised. the packaging was amazing and must have taken you ages. your artists are lucky to have such a dedicated gallery.
thanks again for everything.
regards Clare, Cork Ireland 28/02/07

Dear Mike I absolutely cannot believe that two months have passed and I haven't let you know that both the painting and the goat arrived in excellent condition. First piece to be opened was the goat and he sat in an extra bedroom with the door closed so that our puppy didn't make mincemeat of him or vice versa. Then when we returned from a two week trip to India, we finally opened the painting. It looks great and is hanging in a place of honor on a stair landing. The goat has moved to the backyard and is the focal point of our re-landscaping. We have named her Milly, the female equivalent of a Billy goat. She is positioned in a bed of brownish sedge grass and appears to be munching away on it. She is great!
We want to thank you again for making the final portion of our two month trip to New Zealand ever so memorable. Maybe one day you will find yourself in Denver Colorado and will give us a call.
Linda and Joan 7/6/06



Gallery Hours: Monday - Saturday 10am-5pm Sunday 11am-4pm


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The Promenade, 162 Hurstmere Rd, Takapuna, Auckland, New Zealand
Ph: +64 9 4456665 Cell: +64 021 577078