Caz Novak was born in Wellington, New Zealand and completed her teaching training at Wellington College of Education, majoring in art. She then went on to pursue her teaching career, incorporating her passion for the creative. During this time Caz regularly ran art extension classes for children and adults in a variety of media.
A full-time artist of 22 years, her work is widely recognised for its vibrant use of colour. Living on a beautiful Taranaki beach has provided the inspiration for her popular Pacifica series, with nearby public gardens the main subject of her LUSH series. Her more recent series, Opulence and Flux, are a response to broader influences and show a move towards abstraction. “Colour inspires me. My work is constantly evolving through my exploration of paint; it is an exciting medium which presents unlimited potential for development.”
Caz’s paintings are held in private collections in New Zealand, Australia, United States, Europe, Canada, Dubai, China and the U.K. She also paints to commission and her home studio is open by appointment. Award winning sea front accommodation is available nearby at the Ahu Ahu Beach Villas.
Her work and home has featured in NZ Life & Leisure magazine (issue 94, 2020), NZ House & Garden (2010 & 1999) and Next (October 2000).