Josh Lancaster

Josh graduated with first-class honours from Massey University School of Design Wellington in 2000.

The years that followed surmounted in a highly-awarded advertising career alongside life-long creative partner Jamie Hitchcock.  

Despite the nice lunches and overseas junkets, Josh has always wanted to paint pictures for a job. So in 2015 he pulled the pin on advertising and, with brush in hand, headed to the Hawkes Bay to have a proper go at it. He now paints from his home studio in Havelock North each day where he lives with his 3 boys and they all have cheese toasties for lunch instead.  

His landscapes often capture the geography of the heart - the places we call ‘ours’ and that define who we are and where we are from. Depictions of the scenes we know and love, connecting us all through a shared memory of place. 


List of Solo Shows 


THE REGULARS, 2016 - Smyth Galleries Auckland. 

THE REGULARS 2, 2017 - Smyth Galleries Auckland

BITS OF THE BAY, 2018 - Edges, Havelock North

LOCAL WATERS, 2019 - Smyth Galleries Auckland


HILL COUNTRY, 2019 - Edges, Havelock North

THE BEATEN PATH, 2021 - Muse Gallery, Havelock North

THE ROAD TO WAIMARAMA, 2022 - Muse Gallery, Havelock North