Josh Lancaster graduated with first-class honours from Massey University School of Design in 2000. In 2005 he was named NZ Young Creative of the Year and represented NZ at the Cannes Young Lions before a highly-awarded advertising career working particularly on some of NZ’s favourite and most iconic brands.

Despite the nice lunches and comfortable remuneration arrangements, Josh has always wanted to paint pictures for a job.

So in 2015 he pulled the pin on advertising and moved to Hawkes Bay to do just that. He now works from his home studio in Havelock North where he lives with his 3 boys and they have cheese toasties for lunch instead.

His landscapes often capture the geography of the heart - the places we call ‘ours’ and that define who we are and where we are from. Depictions of the scenes we know and love, connecting us all through a shared memory of place.