My work is an intuitive representation of myself. Nothing makes me happier than slathering paint onto a canvas and seeing forms unfold, feeling entranced by the visual chaos of lines, shape and colour.
Ange Brewster has a passion for painting and drawing, enjoying experimental contemporary art. She explores colour and works with a range of mediums from oil paint, charcoal, soft pastels and watercolours. She loves painting figurative and wild animals.
Figure Metamorphoses. After a month of full time life drawing and painting workshops at the Slade School of Fine Art, University College London, Anita’s art changed from realism to representation, while maintaining her characteristic narratives.
Influenced by my grandmother – a keen gardener, plant lover and painter – I have created an attractive collection of botanical watercolours which includes both well-known exotics and wildflowers endemic to the Southwest of Australia.
Christopher was born in New Zealand in the seventies. His award-winning photographic/installation work challenges how people engage with museums, highlighting how ‘every day’ stories are often more compelling than accepted historical narratives.
An exciting part of the Margaret River Readers & Writers Festival, run by Arts Margaret River, this exhibition by various Margaret River artists adds a unique perspective to the festival theme ‘wild, weird and wonderful’ for all to enjoy & contemplate.
A full time artist and workshop teacher, Fi is all about finding, harnessing, exercising and celebrating creativity. Her own process is quite unusual - a delicate combination of chaos and control. Accident and purpose.
The Payets have been handcrafting jewellery for over 30 years, drawing inspiration from their natural surroundings. Precious metals, luscious pearls, and gemstones are used to create elegant, and timeless pieces from their purpose built working studio.
Gerry Reilly inspires love of hot glass in everyone: individuals and corporations commissioning his iconic WA custom-made art glass; couples creating their pair of wine cups; even a child blowing a colourful glass bauble. It's unforgettable!
Margaret River artist Honor Denby is known for her fascinating and eclectic portfolio of works. From oil to acrylic, or resin to fabric sculpture, Honor has a strong interest in exploring different styles and mediums.
Inspired by travel and life, Jo’s collection includes paintings from a 2018 Tassie trip. She uses bold colours, believing tonal variations are crucially important and is studying Fine Art and Visual Communication.
Mieke draws creative inspiration from a life immersed in Margaret River’s unique environment and outdoor playground. It threads through her broad creative expression, currently in watercolour and natural resin painting, children’s book illustration, graphic design, ceramics and wood sculpture.
Inspiration comes from Margaret River’s beautiful forests and seascapes. Olivia studied drawing, painting and design at Perth Art School in the 1970s. Later in life she qualified as a primary school teacher after attending Murdoch University in Perth and spent many years teaching in schools throughout W.A.
Vibrant colours reflect the positive energy of nature in my canvasses. This year I’ve also explored texture through the medium of textiles. My up-cycled, sculptural artwork is displayed outdoors in my large established garden.
Patricia’s homemade mud brick studio ‘Swallows Welcome’ is a beautiful space where visitors can admire the gardens, Blue and Red-winged Wrens and surrounds, whilst viewing her books, cards, prints, watercolours and woodwork. Visitors welcome to bring a picnic and relax.
Peter Scott has developed a painting style showing influences of the impressionists and his inspiration comes from the subjects that surround him capturing the ever changing ambience and atmospheres that permeate this wonderful region.
Sam’s practice involves drawing and painting from life, capturing the effects of light and colour occurring within the scene before him. Sam chooses subjects from his immediate environment which include landscape, still life and portrait.
Originally from Italy, I moved to Margaret River to pursue my passion for painting. Largely self-taught, I use various media and techniques, depicting the beauty and expressivity of the human form, particularly dancers and musicians.