Dresses Gallery


Dresses Gallery

Are you a fashionista? Do dresses make your heart sing? They do for me. The story book 100 Dresses influenced my art from a very early age. This was both designing my own pieces and both painting designs for myself and hand sewing miniature dresses for my dolls. 

Here you will find a selection of my historic and contemporary dress artworks that are available for purchase. Please also check out the SOLD ARTWORKS page for sold works to see more of my work. You can even commission me to create a piece for your own collection, so please contact me if interested.

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100 Dresses

This photo shows my 100 watercolour Dresses exhibition, inspired by the book The 100 Dresses by Eleanor Estes in the 1940s. You can find a selection of pieces from the the show available to purchase in the gallery below

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  • Shaolin
    Watercolour dress from the 100 Dresses collection. Fishtail evening gown with side frill and single sleeve detail. $40NZD unframed schmincke watercolour paints on paper 210 x 297 mm Dress painting for sale by artist
  • Mary
    Watercolour dress from the 100 Dresses collection. 1950s day dress in teal and blue, buttoned front with lapel and short sleeves. $40NZD unframed schmincke watercolour paints on paper 210 x 297 mm Dress painting for sale by artist
  • Shelley
    Watercolour dress from the 100 Dresses collection. Mermaid dress with shell bustier and elegant tail. $40NZD unframed schmincke watercolour paints on paper 210 x 297 mm Dress painting for sale by artist
  • Apparition
    Apparition is a vintage lace dress from the Ghost Dress series inspired by a visit to the Waitomo Caves Hotel where Collette had a ghostly encounter, built in the 1800s, the hotel is said to be one of the top ten most haunted places in New Zealand. Measuring 300mm x 150mm Mixed media on canvas in teals and creams, using quality Golden paints gels and pastes Available for purchase from Art on Tyne Gallery, Oamaru, New Zealand $150.00NZD
  • The Ghost Dress
    The Ghost Dress is a vintage lace dress from the Ghost Dress series inspired by a visit to the Waitomo Caves Hotel where Collette had a ghostly encounter, built in the 1800s, the hotel is said to be one of the top ten most haunted places in Nw Zealand. Measuring 400mm x 200mm Mixed media on canvas in teals and creams, using quality Golden paints gels and pastes Available for purchase from Art on Tyne Gallery, Oamaru, New Zealand $210.00NZD
  • The Banshee
    The Banshee is a vintage lace dress from the Ghost Dress series inspired by a visit to the Waitomo Caves Hotel where Collette had a ghostly encounter, built in the 1800s, the hotel is said to be one of the top ten most haunted places in New Zealand. Measuring 300mm x 150mm Mixed media on canvas in teals and creams, using quality Golden paints gels and pastes Available for purchase from Art on Tyne Gallery, Oamaru, New Zealand $150.00NZD
  • Lynette
    Watercolour dress from the 100 Dresses collection. Futuristic style swing dress in purples and blues, a tiered waterfall overskirt with large eyelet features. $40NZD unframed schmincke watercolour paints on paper 210 x 297 mm Dress painting for sale by artist
  • Lisa
    Watercolour dress from the 100 Dresses collection. Moviestar glam sheath dress fit for the Oscars, a full length train with sash style strapless princess seamed design. $40NZD unframed schmincke watercolour paints on paper 210 x 297 mm Dress painting for sale by artist
  • Marina
    Watercolour dress from the 100 Dresses collection. Modern 1950s style swing dress in icy blues, a detailed abstract neckline and border printed skirt. $40NZD unframed schmincke watercolour paints on paper 210 x 297 mm Dress painting for sale by artist
  • Adele
    Watercolour dress from the 100 Dresses collection. A pretty pale lemon patterned swing dress with a stylish waist bow. Cap sleeves and a full swing skirt 210 x 297mm unframed schmincke watercolour on paper $40NZD Artwork for sale by artist
  • Kim
    Watercolour dress from the 100 Dresses collection. Modern version of a 1950s style swing dress in rich warm orange, red, gold and blue: featuring a v detailed bodice design continuing through to the straps and down over the full swing skirt. $40NZD unframed schmincke watercolour paints on paper 210 x 297 mm Dress painting for sale by artist
  • Tracey
    Watercolour dress from the 100 Dresses collection. 1950s style swing dress purples and blue, a detailed neckline with an abstract patterned skirt. $40NZD unframed schmincke watercolour paints on paper 210 x 297 mm Dress painting for sale by artist
  • Sarah
    Watercolour dress from the 100 Dresses collection. 1950s style Sailor inspired swing dress in pinks and purples with a plunging neckline and white tie and white border band. $40NZD unframed schmincke watercolour paints on paper 210 x 297 mm Dress painting for sale by artist
  • Moira
    Watercolour dress from the 100 Dresses collection. 1950s style swing dress in rich warm orange, red and gold, a daring neckline with tiered skirt and trim. $40NZD unframed schmincke watercolour paints on paper 210 x 297 mm Dress painting for sale by artist
  • Rachel
    Watercolour dress from the 100 Dresses collection. Stunning fitted sheath dress in rich warm orange, side flounce with train and a pleated halterneck. $40NZD unframed schmincke watercolour paints on paper 210 x 297 mm Dress painting for sale by artist
  • Hannah
    Watercolour dress from the 100 Dresses collection. 1950s style swing dress in rich warm orange, cowl neckline with cap sleeves. $40NZD unframed schmincke watercolour paints on paper 210 x 297 mm Dress painting for sale by artist
  • Kirsty
    Watercolour dress from the 100 Dresses collection. 1950s style swing dress in pinks and golds, with frills and a floral design midriff and border print $40NZD unframed schmincke watercolour paints on paper 210 x 297 mm Dress painting for sale by artist
  • Claire
    Watercolour dress from the 100 Dresses collection. 1950s style swing dress in pinks and golds, wth a button down bodice, gathered straps and detailed midriff. $40NZD unframed schmincke watercolour paints on paper 210 x 297 mm Dress painting for sale by artist
  • Gillian
    Watercolour dress from the 100 Dresses collection. 1950s style swing dress in Pinks and golds, sweetheart neckline with a sheer shoulder. $40NZD unframed schmincke watercolour paints on paper 210 x 297 mm Dress painting for sale by artist
  • Olivia
    Watercolour dress from the 100 Dresses collection. 1950s style swing dress in olive greens and golds, button down front and detailed midriff. $40NZD unframed schmincke watercolour paints on paper 210 x 297 mm Dress painting for sale by artist
  • Victoria
    Watercolour dress from the 100 Dresses collection. The finale dress of any fashion collection is the wedding dress, 100 dresses was no exception. A fitted mermaid dress with tulle overskirt and detailed bodice. $40NZD u$40NZD unframed schmincke watercolour paints on paper 210 x 297 mm Dress painting for sale by artist
  • Jade
    Watercolour dress from the 100 Dresses collection. 1950s style swing dress in olive greens and golds, a border print like this was a common feature of this era. $40NZD unframed schmincke watercolour paints on paper 210 x 297 mm Dress painting for sale by artist
  • Beth
    Watercolour Dress from the 100 Dresses collection. !850s style swing skirt and fitted buttoned detail bodice with a sheer yoke. $40NZD unframed schmincke watercolour paints on paper 210 x 297 mm Dress painting for sale by artist
  • Gloria
    Watercolour dress from the 100 Dresses collection. A 1970s style waterfall maxi with flowing sleeves and crossover bodice design. A water effect silk is what I envisaged for this piece $40NZD unframed schmincke watercolour paints on paper 210 x 297 mm Dress painting for sale by artist

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