Jacinda Ardern, Bill English captured in original New Zealand art

These artworks show the best of our Kiwi culture - and humour.
These artworks show the best of our Kiwi culture - and humour. Photo credit: Helen Hunt, Sarah Usher / Trade Me

Labour leader Jacinda Ardern and National leader Bill English have been captured for immortality in two stunning portraits available on Trade Me.

A metre-wide Hazel Hunt oil painting shows Ms Ardern with her hands to her face and a look of horror on her face.

Labour leader Jacinda Ardern.
Labour leader Jacinda Ardern. Photo credit: Hazel Hunt/ Trade Me

"With the election so close and my "Labour" of love being art... THE SCREAM came to mind, inspired by the famous Edvard Munch's 'THE SCREAM' painting," the seller says.

"I wonder if anyone at the voting polls feel like this?"

The A4 size watercolour portrait on paper by painter Sarah Usher shows Mr English looking thin-lipped off to the side.

National leader Bill English.
National leader Bill English. Photo credit: Sarah Usher / Trade Me

"Beautiful portrait of our new president ;)," the seller says.

"Bill said he didn't want to buy my painting as he thinks it doesn't look like him but you can buy it and hang it in your lounge."

Both close on Thursday, and the current bids are just over $300.