Alison Haitana

Moana Whatu

Visual Artist

Transformational Art Therapist
Intentional Creativity Teacher®
CEO & Founder of The Sacred Brush Creative Studio

Who Am I?

Ko Waikato me Te Arawa nga Iwi

Ko Ngati Whawhakia me Ngati Whakaue nga Hapu

Kia ora and welcome, my name is Moana and I come from Aoteraoa NZ and am a descendant of the Waikato and Te Arawa nations. 
I also have lineage that links me to the UK, Ireland, Scotland and Nordic European regions.

My intention whenever I am painting is to be open to the invitation to explore who we are, what is influencing us right now and what do we want to do with this information.  How can we bring forward our own unique voice, light and essence in these furiously changing times?

I live for soul speaking transformative art, medicine and story art that honours our cultural legacy and celestial lineage, bringing in a new perspective. Every painting I do is infused with the energy of Aroha/Compassion and Hope.

My focus is to create and share art that inspires curiosity and celebration of who we are and our connections.

I am hugely influenced and inspired by our natural world, the  environment, nature and animal allies.  I find the Jungian perspective on how we conceptualise and socially construct our  identity through the archetypes.  You will see these in my paintings. What informs us to our greater good? My intention has become to nurture my creative spirit and continue to  stay curious with all sorts of methods of expression in my art.

Through creativity we find ourselves and in ourselves we find gold, that 's our wisdom speaking!
Moana Whatu

The Gallery

Feminine Muse & Archetypes

medicine & remedial paintings


a growing series of abstract expressions

Mindful Art; A Meditative Process

my expanding passion with neurographical art & metacognitive drawings

Offerings from The Sacred Brush Creative Studio

The workshops that I offer have their foundation in the Intentional Creativity® method, which includes a mindfulness observation of your inner narrative. 

I hold an Artist Shaman and Teacher archetype, and invite you to consider inquiry based learning as a way that can bring about inner transformation,  exploration and insight into yourself.

“You are the Art and the Art is in You!”

I really believe that you are your own expert and embrace your own authentic being, but, we all need support right! This means exploring some layers of your story that you hold and integrating these into your NOW story. 
Ask yourself, if not now, when?

All my workshops require NO artistic or painting experience but if you do, thats fine too! I am open to learning from you as well!

Intentional Creativity® is a step by step process. Inquiry based learning provides opportunities for you to reflect and express.  I will often invite you to journal along the way so you capture arising thoughts and feelings.

Any of my offerings can be completed online. Just register to receive updates directly to your email.  I will be updating on social, so make sure you follow there too. 

Workshops are centered around a particular theme and numbers for each workshop will be limited.  If you have a particular theme you would like explore. Please email me so we can discuss how to make this happen for you.  

Just click on the button below which will take you to my online studio space held on a secure online platform via New Zenlar®. You will find my all online workshops and offerings.  I would love to see you there!!

Make sure you subscribe so I can let you know when I have updates and something new and wonderful, and when you do subscribe, you also get access to my Free Offering Vault..Yay! 

No matter our colour, culture or how we identify, spirit is what we share, its what connects us. If we indigenise 'beauty', this meaning is transformed from being just aesthetically pleasing to a state of divinity. Beauty now becomes spirit manifested, not only is spirit found within us, it is in all things, its in the landscapes, in the elements
Sasha Sarago
Decolonising Beauty


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What can we do together?

All my workshop events and offerings are contained within The Sacred Brush Creative Studio.

Click the link below and it will take you to where you can express your interest in working with me and register for any upcoming workshops.

By registering, you will also get access to my Free Offering Vault – yep its Free!

I love creation more than life, and I must express myself before disappearing.
Sonia Delaunay
multi-disciplinary abstract artist
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