Renowned New Zealand Artist, Teacher, Celebrant, Gardener, and Author Da'Vella lives on her stunning property located at Lake Hayes, Queenstown.

Both her gardens and paintings reflect her love for the New Zealand Landscape. Much of her time is spent tramping in the rugged New Zealand back country in search of inspiration for her paintings.

Group tours and visitors are welcome, daily by appointment. This offers a peaceful respite for visitors to enjoy her patch of paradise and meet one of Queenstown's most colourful personalities. 

About Da'Vella

Born in Cromwell and educated in Queenstown, New Zealand, Da'Vella Gorebegan painting in 1968 and completed her formal Art Training in New York, USA. She has exhibited widely and her paintings displayed in Corporate and Private collections in New Zealand and Overseas.

Da'Vella has taught painting for over 30 years and has judged many art awards. She has conducted International Art Schools and Workshops for Art Societies for many years. She resides on her picturesque property located at Lake Hayes, Queenstown.

Da'Vella has also documented her life story in three humorous books. Her light and funny stories of hardship, costly mistakes and perseverance make entertaining reading. Da'Vella is an Artist and Writer of note, her achievements and personality make her a very popular motivational speaker.


Walk down the isle in her authentic stone Chapel known as the Chapel by the Lake, set in two acres of English garden overlooking Lake Hayes, Queenstown.

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