Evergreen Landscapes Garden & Leigh Nicholas Photography Exhibition

New Zealand Garden & Art Festival
As a participant the 2014 garden & art trail, over four days from 20th to 23rd Nov we had a steady stream of visitors coming to view our established Papamoa Beach coastal garden and my inaugural fine art photography exhibition.

It was with trepidation I greeted the first viewers but my nervousness was quickly dispersed by the overwhelming positive reactions of people viewing my images – “are these photographs?” “beautiful images”, “very inspiring”, “wow, lovely flowers”, and “great paintings” – which I took as an affirmation that I had indeed elevated my form of photography beyond the snapshot and into the realm of fine art.

The themes I choose to display were floral and seascape images, to represent my connection with both the sea beside which I reside and my life long love of plants

It was the perfect platform participating in the festival as an artist as well as a gardener, as an instant connection was made with an audience who had purchased tickets to view both. And I was very delighted that I also made sales!

Leigh with her Flora Images

Gallery Visitors

Gallery Visitors

Flora Images & Cards

Flora Images & Cards

Images courtesy of Kim Westerskov

Canvas Seascapes

Piccolo the Dog welcoming Visitors