Living near the ocean, beach walking is part of my daily routine. Here exists an environment that is never static. The long view of sunrise and sunset contrasts with the tideline where collected fragments of marine life become the basis for mark making on my ceramic forms.
My passion for colour and imagery encourage an emotional response from the viewer. Themes such as water, reflections, Rottnest, Bali, Europe and the south west dominate my collection of artworks. Workshop bookings for 2018 season are now open.
Christian Fletcher has been a professional photographer for 27 years. He uses his creativity and the best equipment available today to push the boundaries of landscape photography into areas that invoke serious reflection in the viewer’s mind.
Encaustic Artist. This year I’ll be demonstrating using wax with inks, charcoal, and natural ochres – take the opportunity to see what can be done with this medium, and consider joining a workshop later this year.
The investigation into family history has continued to weave through my work. Connections with family, our place in the world and the similarities to the creatures we share it with. Experimentation with various mediums keeps me investigating.
The work represents the disciplines of watercolours gouaches and oils past and more recent, large and small which make up an overview of how I go about painting, with work from Europe which contrasts with my main subject of Australian landscape.
One winter morning I was on the Dunsborough foreshore just as the sun was rising. It was a magical moment. A rosy glow infused everything, even the beach was pink. That moment, has led to exploring the many moods of our beautiful coast.
With John Garde I discovered Tonal Realism as means to express the beauty I saw in the world. Now after 5 years this is coming into fruition encompassing additional exploration in vivid colours and forms.
My current body of work continues to be is inspired by the beauty and biodiversity of coral reefs globally. Ongoing degradation and pollution threaten these amazing ecosystems. I am creating three dimentional aluminium works depicting their beauty and their degradation.
John Streater, world-renowned Designer and Mastercraftsman of bespoke hardwood furniture. Est. 1987 in Yallingup. Visit our stunning gallery to view John's latest creations and see the master at work. Also showcasing art, glass, woodturning and more.
This year I have included some painting inspired by a trip to Vietnam along with my south west beaches and interiors. Art has been a part of my life for so long. I also sculpt in soap stone which takes many hours to complete one sculpture.
Inspired by history and everyday stories, Lauren creates paintings which often juxtapose classical and suburban imagery. She has had many solo exhibitions around Australia and has exhibited in New York, Italy and Spain. Come visit her studio nestled in the trees, 10 mins north of Cowaramup.
Leonie has combined her skill as a photographer, her artists’ eye and her love for our local flora to produce a series of photographic montages that showcase the extensive variety of this region’s wildflowers. New outback images this year.
I cannot predict what I will be creating in a decade, next year or even next week! Past works are merely prologue – like a line in a poem or cadence in music – which all makes for engaging artistic journeys.
An award winning artist with a BA in painting and printmaking Mary-Lynne reinterprets the landscape around her. "The substance of oil paint and its possibilities is what excites me in developing a painting with fluid and lyrical brushwork".
Myles Happ uses stoneware clay to create contemporary thrown and hand built pottery. Experience the working studio and gallery featuring handcrafted tableware and have a taste of the Nude Honey in the region’s first honey shop.
My focus as a painter is primarily the representation of either personal objects or ones that evoke a strong connection for me through shape, colour or form. Ceramics and old china are common elements in my work representing past and present. Come and visit me in my cosy studio in my old wooden farmhouse.
My work has always been influenced by the natural world around me and the wildlife that inhabit it, from living amongst the beauty of the coast and forests of the South West to adventures in the rugged landscapes of the North and Central Australia.
I feel constantly called to reach deeper into soul and spirit to paint portraits and figurative works which awaken and enliven others. My body of work explores the element of 'the muse' within other artists, musicians and notable figures in history
Vicky Small primarily works in warm glass with her sculptural and functional works reflecting her passion for the colours, patterns and shapes of the coastal landscape. This is also reflected in her paintings and textile works. She holds a BA.
Valma is a jewellery artist designing and creating unique contemporary jewellery mainly using sterling silver and gemstones. The works are influenced by the drama in the natural environment through its shapes, colours and textures.
Voytek’s passion for working with metal comes from his experience in mechanics and welding. He continues to explore and expand his use of different metals to produce interesting new forms and finishes. Ceramics, glass, wood and stone are also incorporated.