CREATIVE ARTISANS GALLERY

Supporting artists and artisans in the Northern Rivers, NSW, Australia.

We provide a gallery and online store for our creators to showcase their works,
plus run many workshops, for individuals or groups, that are relaxed and fun.

FEATURED PRODUCTS

FEATURED ARTISTS/ARTISANS

Deni 'Grace' Essex
Watercolour, oil, acrylic and pastels Artist

Deni, as an accomplished artist, uses watercolour, oil, acrylic and pastels which have a very expressive impressionist style and display a passion for colour, movement, and light.

Deni was born and educated in the rural backdrop of Northern NSW and has developed a keen interest in art from a young age – a sketchbook and pencil were never far from her grasp. Art became the natural focus for Deni’s further studies and she used her abilities for many years as an Art Teacher at Lismore TAFE.

Deni has exhibited extensively and sold many works to private collectors, in Australia and overseas. Her varied use of medium compliments a diverse range of subject matter – such as portraiture, landscape, seascape and still life … to name a few.

Life experiences have provided Deni a template for powerful inspiration and most recently, a passionate interest in spirituality is reflected in Deni’s latest works with the use of symbolism expressing love, gratitude and joy.

Kay Knights
Kay is a contemporary artist who lives and works in the coastal town of Lennox Head in the Northern Rivers of NSW.
Inspired by her garden and the natural world, Kay’s artworks explore the landscape and both wild & domestic animals.

She is a multidisciplinary artist, her art practice includes both oil and acrylic painting, printmaking and sculpture. Her most recent works are abstract landscapes that are drawn from the colours of the area she lives in and informed by the patterns and shapes seen on many walks on the beach and in the bush nearby.

Janice Crouch
Christmas Decorations

I was born in Canada and moved to Ballina 34 years ago.

As a child my mother would take me to the city to see the beautiful Christmas shop window displays and I think this is where my love for all things Christmas evolved.

I started making Christmas ornaments for the tree, walls and doors 40 years ago and love creating, designing and hand making ornaments out of simple materials such as pegs, shells, nuts etc whatever I can find – Bling is nice too!

There is nothing more endearing than a handmade ornament made with love and I take pride in creating unique, one of a kind wall/door hangings.

These make a lovely inside display rather than the front door for extra festiveness.

It would be safe to say, in my home It’s Christmas All Year Round!

Happy Christmas to all!

GALLERY