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 that are relaxed and fun, from individual to group tuition.

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FEATURED ARTISTS/ARTISANS

Penny Levett
Penny LevettFeatured Artist 15th - 27th Feb 2021
Penny Levett has recently moved to Clarence Valley, after residing in The Southern Highlands NSW for 20 years. A qualified Graphic Designer, Penny took on the challenges and joys of working hands on with watercolour and mixed media late in life. Colour, shape, and texture inspire her the most and determine her choice of subject, composition and medium. Travel, photography, and keen observation play a role in her creative process.
Penny’s background has instilled a need to represent detail, highlighted by drawing skills, use of stylisation or pattern and sometimes ‘pen & ink’ techniques. Penny has won numerous Prizes/Awards, exhibited in many group exhibitions, sold artwork/commissions extensively.
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Christine O'Leary
Christine O'Leary
Christine O’Leary

RESIN Artist/Artisan

Christine comes from a background of dress and interior design, art, décor and homewares, and now jewellery.  Colour has been a major part of her creative life and she brings colour into all her works.  All of Christine’s individual unique works are created in her studio in Lennox Head where she takes inspiration from the ever changing colours of her surrounds.

Christine’s latest medium is RESIN – creating a wonderful collection of jewellery and homewares using vibrant colours and as much locally sourced products as she can find.  One of her ranges of jewellery has local timber shavings incorporated within the RESIN, which gives the jewellery natural light and dark shades – rosewood and camphor are just two of the recent timers Christine has used.

RESIN is a hardwearing yet light accessory which will brighten your day.

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Stedroy Farrell
Stedroy Farrell
Stedroy Farrell

Timber objects

My name is Stedroy Farrell and I’m a retired Software Engineer.  I have loved playing with timber since I was a boy, making my first guitar as a teenager.

The thought of retirement without a plan truly worried me, so several years prior, my wife and I planned where we would live and what I would do with my time.  Hence, my workshop was born!

Here, I spend my days creating objects from salvaged timber.  I let the wood talk to me to determine the article I will create.  It might be a box, a chopping board, a chess set or a lamp stand.  Even old pallets can become vertical gardens…..’waste not, want not’ is my mantra.

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Pauline Rutten
Pauline Rutten
Pauline Rutten

Artist/Artisan

Pauline lives in the beautiful Northern Rivers of NSW, Australia and has enjoyed craft in some form or another since she can remember.

Knitting, crochet, tapestry, macramé and more have all been a part of her life since she was very young and over the years has developed her talents and love for art and craft even further.

In 2010 Pauline decided to try china painting – after joining a china painting class she loved it – winning First Prize and Standard of Excellence Award, for her division, at the prestigious ‘Sydney Royal Arts and Crafts Show’ in 2017.

Due to allergies from paint products, beading has now become Pauline’s passion and from 2018 has created many pieces of jewellery using pearls, crystals and especially small seed beads.

Pauline continues to experiment with various crafts and enjoys the challenge and the discovery of various ways to create.

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