Inspired by Rita Angus
First introduction to oil painting

The majority of these works were painted in 2018, however, it is a style I continue to revisit and this series also includes recent works.

My first few paintings were inspired by Rita Anguses’ goddess portraits. While nothing I completed would ever come close to her works, they were the beginning of my enjoyment in art. For four years my work remained heavily stylized.  This first set of paintings, despite their simplicity, remain some of my favourite works.


The Rise of Women (2018)

Celebrating the 125th anniversary of women's suffrage in New Zealand

Hayley Elliott-Kernot

Tahitian Woman (2018, sold)


Listening to the sea - oil (2021)

The Grey Lady - oil (2018)

Price on enquiry

Hayley Elliott-Kernot

Woman of the Waters - oil (2018)



The Otherworld - oil (2019)