Nouveau - Our Story
Nouveau - Painting & Decorating Specialists
Nouveau is a small customer focused decorating company. As a team of 2 qualified and skilled painters and wallpaper hangers, both having over 30 years experience in the industry, we are experts at providing quality, professional painting and decorating for home and and other property owners throughout Tauranga and the Western Bay of Plenty.
As a Tauranga local, Andrew completed his apprenticeship in painting & decorating in 1990, and has continued his commitment to excellent service and workmanship in decorating for customers in the Bay of Plenty, Hawke's Bay and Queensland, Australia.
The name 'Nouveau' is inspired by the influencial 19th century art movement - 'Art Nouveau' or 'New Art' that began in Austria. It was characterised by a celebration of the flowing organic forms of nature.
After 3 years study in art and design he was awarded a Bachelor of Visual Arts & Design from EIT Hawke's Bay, in 2000, expanding his knowledge and professional development in decorative painting and interior design.
Andrew's expertise in art & design enables him to assist clients when choosing colours and wallpapers to best suit their existing decor, or when putting together a whole new look.
He has also served as a vocational teacher in painting and decorating as well as wallpaper hanging, mural painting and decorative finishes, passing on his expertise to apprentices and adults, in training colleges throughout Queensland.
Andrew Collins teaching mural painting at Master Painters Queensland Training, Brisbane