Jason Kelly

Contemporary kiwiana artist Jason Kelly had a very successful release of his first series of prints, the "Sweet As" suite of iconic kiwiana style pictures with his trademark quirky twists and added humour. Kelly (also known as "JK") trained as a signwriter - a commercial background that has informed and enriched his subsequent artistic career. Jason feels a particular resonance with the handmade and recycled - the original artworks that his prints are based on are completed by hand onto a reclaimed wood surface using only paint brushes and mahl stick and without the use of stencils. According to Kelly "Commercial art is often more ingenious than pure art. It has to combine an image with a message in away that pure art does not." Jason's kiwiana art prints are some of our most popular artworks in our fast growing collection of Kiwiana. Kelly also released a painting commemorating the Christchurch earthquakes called "SevenPointOne" that is available on canvas - 20% of the proceeds going to the Mayoral Relief Fund.
Aotearoa Canvas Print by Jason Kelly

Aotearoa Canvas Print by Jason Kelly

NZ$49.95

NZ Tiki Tour Kiwiana art print by Jason Kelly

NZ Tiki Tour Kiwiana art print by Jason Kelly

NZ$39.95

Foot Loose Jandals by Jason Kelly

Foot Loose Jandals by Jason Kelly

NZ$39.95

Kiwi As by Jason Kelly

Kiwi As by Jason Kelly

NZ$39.95

Sunday Drive by Jason Kelly

Sunday Drive by Jason Kelly

NZ$39.95

Mr 4 Square, By Hokey by Jason Kelly

Mr 4 Square, By Hokey by Jason Kelly

NZ$49.95

Chocolate Fish by Jason Kelly

Chocolate Fish by Jason Kelly

NZ$34.95

Haere Mai by Jason Kelly

Haere Mai by Jason Kelly

NZ$69.95

Hip Hop Tip Top by Jason Kelly

Hip Hop Tip Top by Jason Kelly

NZ$39.95

Maui's Joint by Jason Kelly

Maui's Joint by Jason Kelly

NZ$49.95

Tomato Sauce by Jason Kelly

Tomato Sauce by Jason Kelly

NZ$39.95

Kiwi Ingenuity by Jason Kelly

Kiwi Ingenuity by Jason Kelly

NZ$29.95

Thanks Fred by Jason Kelly

Thanks Fred by Jason Kelly

NZ$39.95

Mr 4 Square Canvas Print

Mr 4 Square Canvas Print

NZ$99.95

Beaut by Jason Kelly

Beaut by Jason Kelly

NZ$39.95

Orange Juice by Jason Kelly

Orange Juice by Jason Kelly

NZ$34.95

Tiki Tour Badge by Jason Kelly

Tiki Tour Badge by Jason Kelly

NZ$39.95

Barefeet Beer by Jason Kelly

Barefeet Beer by Jason Kelly

NZ$34.95

Cauliflower Ear Soup by Jason Kelly

Cauliflower Ear Soup by Jason Kelly

NZ$49.95

SevenPointOne Canvas Print by Jason Kelly

SevenPointOne Canvas Print by Jason Kelly

NZ$129.95

Rainbow Warrior Canvas Print by Jason Kelly

Rainbow Warrior Canvas Print by Jason Kelly

NZ$169.95