Kyla Covic

"The harsh, raking light and atmospheric effects found in Aotearoa New Zealand are something I feel compelled to paint. The vast, ever-changing sky and sea are my inspiration with all its dramatic changes and patterns – giving me a sense of peace and stillness, along with a sense of hope and awe."

Through my work I explore the relationship of colour and light, how light appears to shine brighter when a contrasting darkness is also present. Low light at the beginning & end of the day entrances me with the dramatic interplay of lost and found edges.

With the expansive skies, space and scale present in each painting I hope to evoke a personal response encouraging us to consider something larger than ourselves. The concept of Tūrangawaewae is also important to me and I embrace this concept with each work I produce. To have my feet firmly planted where I stand. Constantly exploring and discovering my identity as an artist and what it means to be a New Zealander.''

Kyla Covic is a full time artist based in Tāmaki Makaurau. She finished her BSA VAMP mentoring programme in 2022. 

Art Commissions:

  • Current 2023 7 x 400 x 400mm Queenstown Hotel
  • Dec 2023 “Marama Atua” Private Collection 1100 x 1400m
  • June 2023 “Heading out last summer” Private Collection 800 x 1000mm  
  • Nov 2022 “Remembering standing here” Private Collection 400 x 500mm
  • Sept 2022 “Soaking in the coastal light” Private Collection 750 x 850mm
  • Mar 2021 “Fall of Light” Private Collection 1200 x 1800mm 
  • Nov 2020 “Tomorrow II” 800 x 960mm Mt Eden Village Doctors
  • Sept 2020 “After Image II” Private Collection 400 x 400mm 
  • July 2020 “Tomorrow” 1100mm round Wiltshire Apartment Lobby


  • Jan 2024 Railway Street Gallery “Dog Days” Group Exhibition
  • Sept 2023 250 Gallery “Studio to wall” Group Exhibition
  • June 2023 Railway Street Gallery + Studios “Edge of light” Solo Show
  • March 2023 Railway Street Gallery + Studios “To sit beside you” Group Exhibition
  • Feb 2023 BSA VAMP (Visual Arts Mentoring Programme) Group Exhibition
  • Nov/Dec 2022 Railway Street Gallery + Studios “Small Things” Group Exhibition
  • Oct 2022 Kings College Exhibition
  • Oct 2022 Railway Street Gallery + Studios “From the inside out” Group Exhibition
  • Aug 2022 MAGS Art Show & Catalogue Cover Page
  • June 2022 NZ Art Show in Wellington.