Painting Aotearoa: Celebrating New Zealand’s Beauty With Help From Local Artists

Here at Native Eye, we're all about celebrating the magic of New Zealand – its stunning landscapes, unique wildlife, and vibrant culture. We've taken the much loved concept of Paint by Numbers and added a Kiwi twist, creating something truly special, with everyday New Zealanders in mind.

While Paint by Numbers is known for its accessibility, we noticed something missing – most designs available featured foreign landscapes and famous landmarks, nothing us Kiwis could truly relate to. 

This inspired the creation of Native Eye, our vision to breathe new life into this concept and provide an enjoyable, stress-free activity that enables both New Zealanders and admirers of our beautiful country to paint their own piece of it. Our ultimate aim is to empower individuals to shed any artistic insecurities and embrace their inner artists, all while celebrating the beauty of New Zealand



 Cathedral Cove - Native Eye Paint By Numbers Kit 


A Paint Kit Crafted for Kiwis

So, what makes our Paint by Numbers kits truly stand out? We've carefully customised our kits to encapsulate the essence of Aotearoa, using top-quality materials and a level of authenticity that we believe truly represents our New Zealand identity. We aim to make art accessible to both beginners and pros, offering a way to escape life's stresses and take some time for yourself. Once painted, your ready-to-hang canvas becomes a daily reminder of your affection for our magnificent country, an eye-catching masterpiece that brightens your living space.


 Piha Beach - Native Eye Paint By Numbers Kit 



Teaming Up with Local Artists

Creativity thrives in our country, and to ensure our paint kits authentically represent our nation's essence we joined forces with talented Kiwi artists. With the help of these individuals, deeply connected to New Zealand's beauty, we have created Paint Kits that embody the spirit of our nation – from photographs capturing our stunning landscapes and our unique wildlife to illustrations celebrating our rich culture and vibrant personality. There's something for everyone, whether you're an art enthusiast or simply someone who loves the great outdoors.



Local Artist Collaborations with Anna Mollekin & Alissa May


A Kit for Every Kiwi

Our collaboration with local artists, has resulted in a whole range of paint by number kits. Here's a little sneak peek into what we've got:

  • Landscapes: You can now paint your favourite spots in New Zealand, from Cape Reinga's rugged charm to the untamed beauty of Piha Beach.
  • Native Birds: Celebrate our native feathered friends with kits featuring some of our regions most iconic bird species. 
  • NZ Artist illustrations: Our local artists have put their twist on the local culture for our collection, offering various perspectives and styles.



New Zealand Landscapes, Native Birds & Artist Illustrations 


Why Our Kits are a Must-Try

When you pick up one of our paint by number kits, you're not just painting; you're actively supporting local talent and getting in touch with New Zealand's soul. Our kits come packed with everything you need for a smooth painting experience – a preprinted numbered design on quality canvas, numbered paint pots, and all the tools to help you create stunning artwork.

As you embark on your artistic journey, you'll not only appreciate the beauty of New Zealand but also connect with the talented folks who call this place home. All Artists are acknowledged on our website. Additionally, some of the photographs of New Zealand's landscapes and native birds have been captured by visitors to our country, offering a unique perspective on what others from around the world perceive as the true beauty of New Zealand. Whether you're an experienced artist or just beginning, our kits make it easy to craft artworks that authentically capture the spirit of Aotearoa.


Mt Taranaki - Native Eye Paint by Number Kit  


Conclusion: Celebrating New Zealand Through Art, Kiwi-Style

At Native Eye, we're passionate about celebrating the unique beauty of New Zealand, and we've poured our heart and soul into every aspect of our Paint by Numbers kits. Designed with Kiwis in mind, our kits are far from your run-of-the-mill offerings. They represent a true labour of love, crafted with premium quality materials and designs that aim to capture the very essence of New Zealand.

But it's not just about the art; it's about our commitment to supporting local homegrown talent. Our collaboration with New Zealand artists has allowed us to showcase the incredible creativity within our borders. With each brushstroke, you're not only painting New Zealand's wonders but also connecting with the vibrant artistic community that calls this place home.

So, whether you're an experienced artist or just starting your creative journey, our Paint by Numbers kits offer you a unique way to experience New Zealand's beauty through the eyes of fellow Kiwis. Your pathway to celebrating Aotearoa through art awaits. 


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