Blackmore & Best

A Stunning Art Gallery & Working Studio

Welcome to Blackmore & Best Gallery and Studio in Shelly Bay on the Miramar Peninsula. It's a short 10-15 minute drive from the city and 3 minutes from the airport, and is a stunning part of Wellington you’ll not want to miss.

Open 6 days a week, Tuesday to Sunday, 11 am to 4 pm

With plenty of free parking

Closed Mondays

Jane Blackmore - Artwork

Flower Series

Flower Series

Landscape Series

Landscape Series

These are landscapes of the mind. Both deeply personal, yet candidly frank. We get the sense that we know these places, that they are somehow part of more than the artist’s vision, but of our own too.
— Therese Lloyd, NZ poet and writer


Born in Rotorua 1973, Jane moved to Nelson where she spent the majority of her formative years. She now resides in Seatoun, Wellington where she lives with her husband and 2 young daughters. Jane has been painting since 1996 and graduated in Nelson with a Bachelor of Visual Arts in 2002. She has exhibited in over 30 individual and group shows alongside renowned artists such as Rita Angus, Ralph Hotere and Toss Woollaston.

Jane was awarded first prize in the New Zealand National Women’s Art Exhibition in 2007 and continues to gain critical acclaim for her artwork, recently a finalist at NZ Art Show 2012 Signature piece awards. She sells her work in galleries throughout New Zealand and has international clients in Australia, UK and the USA. Jane is also an art teacher who specialises in oil painting at tertiary institutions in Wellington and from her own studio. She continues to develop her skills with oil from the Blackmore and Best Gallery and studio in Shelly Bay.

To see more of Jane's work and to purchase her prints online, visit her website here