The environment in all its moods is my favourite subject. I have always been drawn to the dramatic landscapes of this beautiful state and retirement gave me the chance to translate this passion onto the canvas. The ever changing moods of nature will never cease to inspire and excite me.
My body of work represents a variety of techniques recently acquired as a visual arts student and reflects an understanding of self and a deep love, respect and appreciation of living and working is this little piece of paradise - Margaret River.
My love of the Ocean has found it's way to my new art studio. Finding colour on a pallet and seeing a picture unfold is a wonderful surprise to me. I am constantly amazed at how a picture emerges through patience, bravery and boldness of paint.
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.
In residence at Jahroc, David Giles will be presenting and working on his "Solace" series of paintings which highlight a sense of light and spirituality and draw on both contemporary colour field painting and the romantic landscape tradition.
In her work Elisa incorporates folk art forms, motifs and techniques in imagery that harks back to her Eastern-European heritage to explore issues of childhood nostalgia, cultural displacement and identity.
Jonathon explores neo-liberalism in the emergent postmodernist humanism of today’s cultural landscape. In this context nature is not revealed by observational determinism, but constructed in the consciousness of the observer. Therefore anything goes, ha.
Multi-layered structures alchemised via sustained contemplation within each painting are activated with powerful codices through a consistent deepening commitment to authenticity. This allows the audience to expand into the experience inviting intimacy and transparency.
His works play with man’s interconnection with nature – carved stone faces pulled from ancient weathered limestone; bushfire-tree sculptures from wood, wire & paint, evoking rebirth; portal-like free-standing stone monuments, modulated & balanced.
Laurie is primarily a surrealist with a love of irony and social observation. The outcomes of these observations are up to the viewer. Laurie’s work is held in public and private collections both in Australia and overseas, and his paintings can be viewed at the Clayhouse Gallery Margaret River and Boranup Gallery.
My paintings are created in an expressionistic style. Approaching a blank canvas without prior idea as to what I will design allows a free flow of emotion and creation. Each artwork is composed using layers of acrylic paint, building the paint up to create a symphony of colour with brushwork.
Creating with stitch is my passion. Stitching on fabrics, my photos or etched prints. Inspired by banksia and grass trees, labyrinths and mazes. Help me create digital designs during Open Studios which can be stitched into cushions while you watch.
‘Something borrowed, something blue’ - upcycled works and installations highlighting the beauty seen through a child's eyes plus works of inspirational WA artists. Take time to daydream or join Ness in creating your own upcycled masterpiece.
Inspiration comes from Margaret River’s beautiful forests and seascapes. Olivia studied drawing, painting and design at Perth Art School in the early 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.
Love of country inspires my work, which I've created in various media. Subjects vary from landscapes of the North West to seascapes of the South West. My most recent works are native bird watercolours. Welcome to my studio in our bush garden.
I have an innate desire to create. I love to explore, to play and see what comes. This body of work is a diverse selection of pieces from each of the series I have created to give viewers an insight into my design and creative process.
Originally from Italy, I moved to Margaret River to pursue my passion for painting. Largely self-taught, I paint in both watercolour and oils, with musicians and dancers the primary focus of my current body of work.
Experience the unique and captivating visual representations of multidimensional nature and the cosmic realities we encompass. Expressing harmonic frequencies of colour, geometry, ancient script, symbolism and quantum physics. Using various mediums.