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

Juliet Best - Artwork

Limited Edition Prints

Limited Edition Prints

Painted Artworks & Iconics

Painted Artworks & Iconics

I explore themes of flora and fauna often bound in historical stories, proverbs and personal reflections. I use gold-leaf and metallic compounds in many of my works.
— Juliet Best


Juliet Best is a Wellington based artist, working from the Blackmore & Best Gallery in Shelly Bay. She paints with vibrant colours, applying a rigorous process of showing light and dark graduations - chiaroscuro. 

Juliet includes tapa cloth, gold leaf, works on paper, limited edition framed prints and traditional painted pieces amongst her general repertoire of work.

Juliet grew up in Nelson and Hawkes Bay and graduated from Waikato Polytechnic working as a graphic designer in the mid 80's. She worked as an illustrator on The Evening Post and Dominion newspapers before moving to London and working as a concept designer for ICL.

She returned to New Zealand and attended Inverlochy Art School in mid 1990's before working at Te Papa as an events manager during 2001 – 2007. She is now a full-time artist with many successful dealer gallery solo and shared exhibitions to her name. Juliet's artworks and commissioned paintings are held in private and corporate collections in New Zealand, Australia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Denmark, Sweden and England.

For more examples of Juliet's work and to purchase prints online, click here to visit Juliet's website.