Brackenridge Country Retreat & Spa, Martinborough continues to celebrate the work of local artists with a current exhibition of Megan J Campbell’s paintings on display in the Spa’s relaxation lounge.


Self-taught, Megan Campbell has been working as an artist for 20 years. During this period her work has witnessed remarkable change.   The palette used in her signature dark series of more than a decade ago has been exchanged for softer pastels used in her current work.


Megan’s work continues to explore and interpret an ongoing theme of humankind’s connection with natural environs.


“Beauty is found in the mundane and ordinary,” explains Megan


“Nature provides an ever-changing yet constant backdrop for human activity, with human presence often indicated by manmade structures.”


Over the years Megan Campbell’s work has been reviewed and documented in many published articles and books.   In the book ‘Back and Beyond – NZ Art for the Young and Curious’, author Greg O’Brien describes Megan as a Magpie, saying ‘she poozles things from all over the place’.


The relaxation lounge at Brackenridge Spa is exhibiting several of Megan’s works which are for sale.


1 Various Ways to get into Heaven [oils and embroidery thread on canvas] $2800

2 Constraint [oils on tea stain on canvas] $1800

3 Nighttime Swing [oils on canvas] $750

4 Interiority [oils on canvas] $2200

5 Landscape [oils and acrylic on canvas] $1800


In addition to the collection on display at Brackenridge Spa, Megan’s work is housed in several private collections throughout New Zealand including the Wallace Collection
and collections overseas including America, Australia and Japan. More information about Megan and her work is available at

The Brackenridge Day Spa is open 7 days per week from 9am to 5pm and is part of the popular Brackenridge Country Retreat & Spa, located just over an hour’s drive from Wellington, in Martinborough and just a 2-minute drive from Martinborough Village.   The retreat is situated on the doorstep of the South Wairarapa’s acclaimed vineyards, in a lush country setting. Facilities include a choice of private self-contained cottages or studios, day spa, 20-metre heated indoor salt water lap pool, gym and outdoor heated spa pool.   The property is a favourite for special events and weddings with several outdoor venues, meeting and conference rooms available to suit groups of two to 200.


For further information about the Spa packages and gift vouchers email [email protected] and book spa treatments online at

6 August, 2018