About Santie


An accidental traveller who shares life’s journeys on canvas. Originally from South Africa, Santie studied Art at school and completed a Bachelors of Arts at the University of Pretoria in 1994.

Her preferred medium is Acrylics, with its quick drying times and low toxicity. Santie uses thin layers and washes to create different moods and light effects.

“My narrative pieces often depict Journeys and ‘life happenings’ influenced by my travels, – Love, the Ocean, the Moon and Mother Nature”.

Her style has been described  as “a delicate simplicity and elegance, which touches the childlike side of the heart”

Santie is represented by a handful of selected galleries with her work held in private collections in New Zealand and abroad.

Deciduus – fine art and plant boutique


Deciduus is a fine art and plant boutique specialising in painting, limited edition prints, photography and ceramics with a fine selection of indoor plants.

Seasonal shows: We collaborate with fabulous New Zealand artists and makers, curating three shows per year, except for the Winter season.

Permanent collection: The gallery showcases the work of artist Santie Cronje as an extension of her studio and a curated selection of ceramics, planters and indoor plants all sourced locally or regionally. We are proud to support independent artists and New Zealand made goods.

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Deciduus website: Deciduus

Our opening hours are:

Mondays – closed

Tuesday & Wednesday – Open by appointment

Thursday – Sunday – 10am – 4pm

Previous Exhibitions

2018

May – Opened Deciduus – fine art and plant boutique in Tirau.

2017

“Wandering and Meandering” Solo Show – Inspirit Gallery, Tamahere

“A playful Garden” Solo show – The Garden Art Studio, Cambridge

2016

12 Artists of Christmas – Group Show – Quirky Fox, Hawera

“Floral dreams” Group exhibition – Kereru, Nelson

“Flights of fancy” Solo show – Zohar Gallery, Mount Maunganui

Kohia Terrace – Group Art Show – Auckland.

“The adventures of Owl and Pussycat” Solo show – The Garden Art Studio, Cambridge

2015

Inspirit Gallery – Eighth Birthday – Group Show

“Winged Tapestries” new works at The Storyteller Art Studio
Kohia Terrace – Group Art Show – Auckland

2014

“The Language of flowers” solo show – The Framing workshop – Hamilton
“Art Expo” – Group Show – Auckland Grammar School
“Diocesan Art Exhibition” – Hamilton – Group show
“Fauna and Flora” Limited Edition print show – Bridge Street Collective – Nelson
“The travelling tulip” solo show – Soul Gallery – Hamilton
“Keep it clean and Green” Group Show – Inspirit Gallery

2013

“Six and Counting” group show – Inspirit Gallery
“Art Talk” Soul Gallery
“Diocesan Art Exhibition” – Hamilton – Group show
“NZ Art show” – Wellington – Single Wall Artist
“Tied to the Ocean” Zohar Gallery – solo show
“Through Innocent eyes” – Soul Gallery – Hamilton – Solo Show
“A touch of summer” group show at Inspirit Gallery – Hamilton

2012

“Of Paint and Clay” two person show with Aaron Scythe at Inspirit Gallery.
“Artfusions” Carmel College, Auckland. – group show – fundraising
“NZ Art show, Wellington – single wall artist
“Close to my heart” Solo show, Soul Gallery, Hamilton.
“Spinning a yarn” Inspirit Gallery, Tamahere – group show
“Off the wall” The Artist’s Den, Auckland – group show

2011

“Something Dreamlike” – Matakana Gallery & Design, Matakana – group show
“Grass Roots” – Inspirit Studio & Gallery – Tamahere, Hamilton
“Return to you” Inspirit Studio & Gallery – Tamahere, Hamilton
“Four Hands Tickle me Pink” – The Artist’s Room – Dunedin

2010

“Endangered” Inspirit Gallery – Tamahere, Hamilton – Group Show
“Three Birds and a Feather” – Inspirit Gallery, Tamahere, Hamilton

2009

“If Godwits couldn’t Fly” – Inspirit Studio & Gallery, Tamahere, Hamilton – sold out

2008

“Creative Journeys” -Empire Gallery, Cambridge – Solo Show
“Coasting 2008” – Artspost, Hamilton – Group Show
“R18” – Empire Gallery – Cambridge – Group Show

SANTIE CRONJE – ARTIST/OWNER AT DECIDUUS GALLERY – TIRAU – NEW ZEALAND