Featured artist(s) artist for June 2022

Rosemary uses both wheel and hand building techniques to form practical kitchenware (and she has a passion for creating delicious food that looks and tastes great) her dishes are decorated with vibrant colours using interesting patterns and designs taken from nature, these are always changing as new ideas are prolific. [...]

By |2022-06-05T14:43:29+10:00June 5th, 2022|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Featured artist(s) artist for May 2022

Penny Levett moved to Northern Rivers NSW from The Southern Highlands NSW where she lived for 20 years. Penny was a qualified Graphic Designer and later in life she took on the challenges and joys of working hands-on with watercolour and mixed media. Inspired by colour, shape, and texture determine Penny's choice of subject, composition and medium. Travel, photography, and keen observation also play a role in her creative process. Penny’s background has instilled a need to represent detail, high [...]

By |2022-05-22T15:57:32+10:00May 22nd, 2022|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Featured artist(s) artist for April 2022

Watercolour, oil, acrylic and pastels Artist/Artisan As an accomplished artist, for her works Grace uses watercolour, oil, acrylic and pastels which have a very expressive impressionist style and display a passion for colour, movement, and light. Grace 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 Grace’s further studies and she used he [...]

By |2022-04-11T11:43:21+10:00April 11th, 2022|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Featured artist(s) artist for March 2022

As far back as she can remember Lydia has always loved painting, drawing, colouring-in and doing various craft projects. Drafting for 9 years further honed her hand skills, although painting took a back seat during that time. It wasn't until Lydia moved to Ballina in 1997 that she finally gave in to her urge to paint and has basically painted every day since. Lydia's painting continues to evolve and is largely inspired by the natural world and the creatures that inhabit it. Painting is something [...]

By |2022-02-26T13:24:38+11:00February 26th, 2022|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Featured artist(s) artist for February 2022

Deb McFarlane was born in Lismore and grew up on the Far North Coast of NSW – Deb lives in Ballina and is a freeform tapestry weaving artist. Freeform tapestry weaving is a type of art form that is a specific type of weaving in which the colour and texture can change at any point, and it allows a picture to form with the yarns. No patterns or pen lines are used, Deb visually transforms the image from a photo or sketch into a woven picture – this requires skills in design, colour and technique. D [...]

By |2022-01-28T14:26:46+11:00January 28th, 2022|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Featured artist(s) artist for January 2022

As an artist / print maker Braidin's inspiration comes from the thin strip of coastal landscape covering the tidal zones and the dunes and swales that form the back parts of the Australian beaches and foreshores. When making the Lino Prints, the black line work is first cut and printed onto 300gsm Arches watercolour paper by means of a hand operated press, when the ink is dry, the prints are individually hand coloured using Artist quality watercolour pigments. Each print is numbered as part of t [...]

By |2021-12-31T16:53:09+11:00December 31st, 2021|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Featured artist(s) artist for November & December 2021 – Janice Crouch

Originally from Canada Janice has made Ballina her home for 34 years and as Christmas is nearly here, what a wonderful local person to have as artist of the month. Janice loves making Christmas ornaments for tree, walls and doors and has been creating, designing and hand making ornaments for 40 years. As a child Janice’s mother would take her to the city to see the beautiful window displays and she thinks this is where her love for all things Christmas evolved. “In my home its Christmas all year [...]

By |2021-12-31T16:16:07+11:00October 18th, 2021|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Featured artist(s) for October 2021 – Deni ‘Grace’ Essex and Kay Knights

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 a [...]

By |2021-10-13T16:45:10+11:00October 13th, 2021|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Featured artist(s) for September 2021 – 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 [...]

By |2021-09-12T17:05:49+10:00September 12th, 2021|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Featured artist(s) for August and September 2021 – Braidin Dasnov

Artist - Print Maker Braidin's inspiration comes from the thin strip of coastal landscape covering the tidal zones and the dunes and swales that form the back parts of the Australian beaches and foreshores. When making the Lino Prints, the black line work is first cut and printed onto 300gsm Arches watercolour paper by means of a hand operated press, when the ink is dry, the prints are individually hand coloured using Artist quality watercolour pigments. Each print is numbered as part of the lim [...]

By |2021-09-12T17:06:25+10:00August 9th, 2021|Uncategorised|0 Comments
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