Peter O'Hagan

Peter O'Hagan is certainly among New Zealand's most successful artists. He is renowned for his spontaneous, vibrant paintings in watercolour and gouache. Most recently he has gained recognition as "artist in residence" at the prestigious Champagne house Veuve Clicquot
Peter's early career as an architect and his work as a curator for the New Zealand Historic Places Trust (at Highwic House in Auckland and Kemp House in Northland), together with his love for the "finer things" in life are all elements which influence his painting. His f avourite subjects are lavish European interiors, still lifes and brightly coloured outdoor scenes.

As a student, Peter received tuition from notable New Zealand artists Patrick Hanly and Agnes Wood. Peter's love of travel and success have meant that he now spends an increasing amount of his time abroad. Through his paintings he is able to capture the distinctive qualities and charms of the cultures he experiences.

O'Hagan's work has been purchased for leading corporate collections such as Air New Zealand, Hyatt Hotels, the Hotel de Crillon (Paris), Venice Simplon Orient Express, The Government of Macau and, Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin.

Peter O'Hagan lives and works in Australia, when not traveling.