Our Story

Deciduus – fine art and plant boutique

Waikato artist Santie Cronje (The Storyteller Art Studio) and partner Shane Berger have combined their passions; art and horticulture, with Deciduus the result of their efforts. A concept gallery in Tirau, South Waikato showcasing a collection of fine art and indoor plants. We collaborate with a group of New Zealand artists and designers to curate a seasonal collection of paintings, photography, ceramics and textiles within a botanical/nature theme.

Santie Cronje – Artist in residence

Santie Cronje sees herself as an accidental traveller who shares life’s journeys on canvas. Originally from South Africa, Santie studied Art at school and completed a Bachelors of Arts at the University of Pretoria in 1994.

Her preferred medium is Acrylics, with its quick drying times and low toxicity. Santie uses thin layers and washes to create different moods and light effects.

“I was born and raised in South Africa and next year is my 20th year in New Zealand. My art is a mix of life and love with travels in between. I love having a store like Deciduus where Shane and I can become a physical place for artists and patrons to connect”

17 Main Road Tirau ~ Under the big red heart ~ 027 4774706