Creative & Brave have five exquisite stores, dotted throughout Auckland, which are filled with exceptional local, New Zealand designed pieces including wall art, prints, ceramics, jewellery, homewares and more.READ MORE ABOUT US
We have a passion for representing local makers, artists and designers. Every product in our store has a story behind it and that story begins with a passionate Kiwi, out there in the world investing in themselves and their creative endeavours. We are thrilled to bring your their stories and present you with their creations.
For a truly stunning piece of art we highly recommend an Angie Dennis print. Angie is one of our most embraced artists here at Creative and Brave. Hold your cursor over the image to see the level of detail for yourself. All of Angie’s prints come hand signed and include a separate info page featuring the artist’s bio and/or background about the inspiration behind the print itself.
Established Auckland artist Angie Dennis has been painting professionally since 2002. Angie studied environmental science which perhaps explains her love for preserving flora and fauna in her artworks. Angie is continually inspired by the unique landscape of New Zealand and is constantly pushing boundaries on how she sees life in her new found home.
Robyn Kunin has been producing work for us at Texan for a very long time. Her pieces are gorgeously hand made with care and attention. Her ceramics are fine and detailed.
"My love of clay began while teaching art classes for children. We made tiles, fish, and nikau palms. I became intrigued as I explored the possibilities the medium offers. Pinch pots, creatures, slab vessels, wall hangings and work with textures - I loved it. It was only a matter of months before it became a consuming passion. With the enthusiastic support of my husband and friends, primary teaching gradually gave way to a new career as a full time ceramic artist."
Changing our name has been a really big and exciting moment for us! But we want to reassure you, that is the only thing that has changed. Everything else is the same, all those wonderful elements you have come to love are here to stay..
THE SAME STRONG VALUES, THE SAME FABULOUS PEOPLE, THE SAME SERVICES, THE SAME GORGEOUS PRODUCTS
Each month we visit one of our local stockists for a little tour of their space a cuppa tea and a good old catch up. We’d love to share these moments with you. During our studio visits we hope capture some insights for you, to share our artist's stories and to show you little windows into their creative spaces…where all the magic happens.
Want to chat about our artists and designers? Or perhaps you are curious about a product on our website and want to learn more. Call us, email us or pop into one of our gorgeous stores for a good chin wag. We'd love to meet you.
We have always felt that Texan Art Schools was a bit confusing for our customers, especially those just getting to know us; what did we have to do with Texas or Texans?!? Were we a school?? Or did we sell art supplies??
However, it wasn't easy to find a new name for such an iconic business that's been around for so long, we really wanted to find the right name...