Rick Allender


Rick lives in Auckland and is an experienced cinematographer, who has turned his creative attention to other visual arts. His love of the outdoors and natural materials, particularly wood, has given him a passion for modern marquetry.
He has recently held two solo exhibitions of his work, participated in several group exhibitions and has completed commissioned marquetry art. His work is held in a number of private collections in New Zealand.

Rick works from Dornwell Studios – a collaboration of professional artists working in various media from a shared studio space at Three Kings, Auckland.

Sailing is a significant source of inspiration for his approach to art. Rick has a special affinity for the sea and classic wooden boats. He champions the preservation and protection of both.
Rick owns Stormbird which he sails in Auckland and coastal New Zealand.