Deni ‘Grace’ Essex is a watercolour, oil, acrylic and pastels Artist

As an accomplished artist, for her works Deni 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 is an Australian contemporary artist who lives and works on the east coast of Australia in the coastal town of Lennox Head in northern New South Wales.

Inspired by her experiences of her garden and the natural world, her artworks explore the landscape and both wild and domestic animals. A multidisciplinary artist, her art practice includes both oil and acrylic painting, printmaking and sculpture.

Kay’s 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.