We are Alan and Ellen Hodgetts, husband and wife, and multimedia artist sweethearts!  SweetArts is the name under which we collaborate on various creative projects. We work from our art and music studios at our home on the Kapiti Coast. If you enjoy what you see and would like to get in touch, email us at sweetarts@xtra.co.nz


Alan also produces music under the alias, Manzo. You can find out more at his website www.manzo.co.nz


You can see more of Ellen's artwork at her website www.ellenhodgetts.com 

You can buy Ellen's eco print scarves at her Felt New Zealand shop - www.sweetarts.felt.co.nz



Art and music studios



Not art snobs!

We take our art seriously - but not ourselves. Clients, visitors to our exhibitions, friends and business associates appreciate our accessible and non-elitist approach to art. We are both practising artist members of the New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts and exhibit regularly in the Wellington region. 

Supporting the rights of NZ artists

SweetArts strongly supports the rights of New Zealand Artists in protecting their creations and livelihoods. All of the content displayed on this website is subject to rights conferred under the Copyright Act 1994, Copyright (New Technologies) Amendment Act 2008 and the Copyright (Infringing File Sharing) Amendment Act 2011. SweetArts is registered under trade mark No 855468 with the Intellectual Property Office of New Zealand in respect of various goods and services.



Find something you love

Our studio is open for specific exhibitions during the year, as well as by appointment at other times.  Do get in touch if you would like to visit us, or see below for current events.


One of a series of new works by Ellen to be available for sale during the 2020 Kapiti Arts Trail (7/8 and 14/15 November).  Come and visit us, or get in touch to book a special preview.


A selection of our projects

Methchef II Masterclass 120 x 200 cm Cha


Alan and Ellen Hodgetts

We visited Italy in 2015 and 2019 to undertake art studies.  Painting rapidly, 'en plein air' to complete sketches in various media, including oil, pencil, ink and watercolour. We have a series of works available in our studio to view and purchase.


Alan Hodgetts

This is a large scale, two metre wide, charcoal on paper called 'MethChef 2 - Masterclass'. A statement on modern reality tv shows, and the disturbing growth of the meth industry in New Zealand.


Ellen Hodgetts

Ellen creates large, colourful abstracts in various media.  This is 'City Lights', using fluid acrylics on paper. Framed in non-reflective glass to provide beautiful clarity of colour and light.



Call us to make an appointment to visit, or check out upcoming events on this website and our facebook page.

021 0434224 (Alan) or 021 440320 (Ellen)


021 0434224 (Alan) or 021 440320 (Ellen)

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