I paint acrylic on canvas. The subject matter and themes of my paintings include rural landscapes, New Zealand bush, Botanic Garden striking foliage and flowers.

I have always been a passionate gardener, creator of gardens and lover of plants, botanical gardens and the New Zealand native plants and bush. It was only natural this interest , also has combined with my love of art and making art.

My paintings have been selected and I have participated in numerous Art Award & Member Group Exhibitions at the Pumphouse Gallery , Mairangi Bay Arts, Northart.  I am represented at the Flagstaff Gallery, Purpose Gallery (Formally Kereru Gallery) and Soul Gallery

2012 was an exciting step up from doing singular works, to prepare a body of work, for my first solo exhibition, at Northart. A Highlight since then was being selected as a finalist for the Molly Morpeth Canaday Art Award 2013.
Originally I graduated as an Architect 1984 at Auckland University and previously have worked as an architect until 2002. I then became a business owner and have since enjoyed sharing my time between two passions, business, and art.

More recently I have revisited an earlier hobby making jewellery, by attending jewellery making classes at Hungry Creek Art School in 2019. Since then I have been exploring the same flower and garden themes of my paintings through this three dimensional media. I currently have an interest in designing and then producing silver jewellery through wax carving and the lost wax casting process.

Please feel free to follow my painting and jewellery via

Instagram :

Painting :       @richardhighamartist

Jewellery :     @linksjewellery

Facebook :  @richardhighamartist


Richard Higham,

acrylic on canvas artist,
based in Auckland,
New Zealand.

Bachelor of Architecture 1984,
Auckland University


Finalist: Molly Morpeth Canaday Art Award 2013

Media: Painting Acrylic on Canvas  &  Silver Jewellery
Region: Auckland
Commissions: yes