Katelyn has been producing textiles for 15 years and has sold and exhibited around the world inclluding Paris, New York, Milan and Singapore. Specialising in hand dyed and felted wool Katelyn's designs and wearables have attracted attention and respect for their colour and whimsical style.
hand felted wool 20 x 20 cm each
Ruth is a mostly self taught hobby artist who has exhibited and sold paintings in England, Melbourne and New Zealand. Since moving to Townsville in 2009 and joining the Townsville Art Society she has focused on watercolour painting, and lately acrylics. She enjoys painting out doors with other artists and has found many places in Townsville and local areas from which to paint the beautiful scenery, buildings, flora and fauna found in the tropics.
watercolour 90 x 68 cm
Jennifer is an award winning realist artist in the medium of pure watercolour and is influenced by the environment of the Whitsundays where she lives. Rich vibrant colour, reflections, light and shadow, the ephemeral movement of water are all subjects which are foremost in her work.
watercolour 30 x 30 cm
Angelic music heralds the Festive Season. Trumpets announce the time honoured joy of Christmas and allow us to reflect on the miracle of life.
Angelic Music I
gold leaf and ink 30 x 25 cm
The modern day Femme Fatale is no less alluring of those depicted in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries by artists such as Edvard Munch and Gustave Klimt. She represents a strong and powerful woman who knows her own mind and ins't afraid to speak it.
The Femme Fatale
acrylic 45 x 45 cm
Janne has been working as a professional freelance artist locally for the last 20 years. She enjoys difficult sensuous pleasures mixed with humour aiming to provoke creative interaction. Inspired by the Arts, historic & culturalfactors that determine the use of public space, & everyday life that's quietly celebratiing dauly routines & reinvigorating social ceremony, exhibiting with other artists allows and extension of interaction & integration she finds extremely stimulating, intriguing and rewarding.
mixed media 45 x 45 cm
The mighty V8's are coming to town! Thirty years ago I would have been agog with excitement. Then there was the fuel crisis. Then there was global warming. Mostly what happens is I just got old. Now I worry about traffic congestion and how I will get to work when Boundry Street is closed.
Alcohol Fuelled Racer
woodblock on paper 35 x 50 cm
Tropical Lunch is a colourful fun work embracing the tropical sunny seaside lifestyle of north Queensland.
acrylic 60 x 90 cm
Painting and drawing has been a lifetime passion. Heather's goal is to paint something that is pleasing to the eye that gives satisfaction to the artist and the viewer. These magpie geese "posed" for Heather when she visited Billabong Sanctuary recently.
Magpie Goose II
watercolour 40 x 30 cm
My range of carved shapes is inspired through observing the beauty and grace of Australian animals living and interacting in their natural environment. Styles have evolved over time through learning and developing new techniques and skills, and respecting my tools and materials. While styles may be similar, each piece is unique because of the inherent individual character hidden within each carefully chosen piece of timber.
Platypus & Stingray
Queensland Maple 27/30 cm
The words and music of W G James and J Wheeler's carols evoke Christmas in Australia, and as Christmas comes each year I find myself humming them.
Australian Christmas I
watercolour 44 x 54 cm
Originally from Fiji Kath has spent time in New Zealand and lived in Australia for the past ten years. She likes to show a human relationship with its surroundings in her work. Her current work features an object which may be perceived differently to the owner than to the artist. The artist tends toward mixed media and drawing.
oil on canvas 31 x 61 cm
Inspiration comes from the tropical environment around me. We often take for granted nature's simple beauty. How you perceive that beauty is coloured by who you are.
Coconuts - Cockle Bay
oil 45 x 75 cm
Louisa is a relatively newcomer to the Art Scene. She likes to paint vibrant free flowing works in acrylic.
Her works take on a modern semi-abstract appearance.
She won the Emerging Artist Award at the 2012 Burdekin Water Festival Art Exhibition
acrylic on canvas 76 x 76 cm
Graeme has lived in Atherton, NQ for 22 years, making a sea change from Melbourne
‘In my art my leaning has always been towards drawing and painting in acrylic although I can work in most mediums. My style has evolved towards bright feel good colours with a sense of quirkiness.’
‘I have shown my work in many group exhibitions in Atherton and I have received many art awards. My first solo show was in Atherton in 2000.’
‘The artists who have inspired my work are Kandinsky, Rousseau, Hockney and John Rigby, a Brisbane Artist. I have been interested in art movements such as the Fauves, Impressionism, Baroque and Naïve School. ‘
Mabel Street Atherton
acrylic on canvas 70 x 79.5 cm
We drew up a short list of exotic places and experiences that might make for a special and unusual Mother's Day, but couldn't help wondering what a Renaissance Lady would make of a Dublin Bus Pass.
An Eclectic Confection
collage 60 x 70 cm
As an artist and as a writer, I am the product of fairytales. What I think, what I see, what I write, is tainted by the hue of fairydust, toadstools and the Big Bad Wolf.
An Eclectic Confection
collage 60 x 70 cm
His work in general concerns symbols which are intuitive choices. Just making things seems to be one of the rites of passage on my psychological journey, battling ambiguity, being original and searching for significance, mised with a large dose of playful ingredients.
Take me for a ride in your Car Car
assemblage 60 x 60 cm
It started in Paris 2007……
Fascinated by shop front windows and their reflections. Now a retired business woman my passion for Recording Reflections in Australia and overseas has resulted in a large collection of images which I hope to share.
Having worked mainly in oils before, it is only recently I have been trying my hand at pastel. I have to say I am loving this direct approach to creating a picture. The instant mark making is very satisfying.
pastel 40 x 30 cm
Watercolour as a medium is so versatile; it can match a mood and a subject from the softest rose, a small boat out at sea to a bright tropical garden with its colours, myriad shapes and lines. I like to both control the medium and then at times let the water work with the paint.
Golden Orb in Tropical Garden II
watercolour 52 x 62 cm
View along the Ross Creek
acrylic on canvas board 54 x 50 cm
My facination with all things botanical developed during my formative years w hile growing up in north Queensland. Apart from the lush tropical growth around Ingham, my parents also cultivated a wonderful, ever-changinf, tropical rainforest garden. Since then I have created artworks inspired by forms found in nature and in this case also music, The spiralling lines and glower morifs in Rhapsody suggest the musidak rhythms of a rhapsody. The two main shapes represent ascending dresdendos while the decorative embroidery and printed, patterned sufgaces allude to the complexity and visual representation of a classical music.
mixed media 100 x 80 cm
Uli's work, a highly personal vision of people in every day situations, is largely figurative and working mainly in mixed media, exploring the social environment of urban life of today and yesterday.
He is an acute observer of the human condition, and offer, visual images, witty, and at times acerbic, comment on contemporary Australian social mores.
An element of surrealism in the drawing is achieved through distortion, exaggerated foreshortening, and deliberated manipulation of perspective, especially with regard to architectural components. Works are richly narrative, and some are composed in an almost iconic manner. His work is bathed in rich, warm colour intensified by the uniform choice of black mount and frame, and every piece will reward the thoughtful viewer with and insight into the layers of meaning which lie beneath the visual image.
Cricket after Lunch
mixed media 60 x 76 cm
‘Lil Jack’ Horner had been in juvenile detention so long they forgot he was there. One Christmas, while sitting in his usual corner, he put his thumb into his Christmas pie ‘… and pulled out a gun …’ (obviously a small toy cap gun) and said “what a …… boy am I”
Lil jack horner
mixed media 80 x 40 cm
The vast open spaces of our interior deserts have been etched into the Australian psyche through the revelatory work of artists such as Russell Drysdale and Sidney Nolan. When confronted by the dense dark tangle of a Tropical Rainforest most of us find it an alien and fearsome place. This painting is a very small version of a larger 170x170cm work that captured that dark tangle and generated an uneasiness or fear in many viewers. In this work I kept to the form of the original, but deliberately decided to play with colour, as intuitively as possible, and I feel the resultant work better reflects the sublime nature of the Tropical north.
oil on canvas 27 x 31 cm
I enjoy working with wood, metal and other materials, creating sculpture out of junk, drawing, painting, photography and animation.
Hello my Valentine
gouache 41.5 x 40 cm
polystyrene, wire, enamel (various sizes)
nails and nuts 31 x 47 cm
The rich, exotic environment of our north Queensland flora and fauna has always been my inspiration and stimulus. The colour and patterns create an exotic tapestry. The entire surrounds are overwhelming and there is too much to focus on. I choose to work with a small fragment, a small detail that takes on a life of its own.
Frangipani and Fern Study
watercolour, collage, mixed media 55 x 45 cm
My work has always been greatly influenced by my environment and experiences. The lush tropics of Far north Queensland strongly featured in my very early works, and I have since taken on various influences from the windswept shores of Tasmania, the urban landscapes of Melbourne and the distinct seasons of Europe. What has always been constant is my love of colour, beauty and detail.
oil on canvas 91 x 61 cm
I'm looking at women in the landscape and women as a landscape. Women appear here as a grove of trees (a femine symbol) to remind us of our connection with the Earth and that together we stand strong.
Grove of Women
lino cut water based ink 15 x 15 cm
I am a self taught artist, and work almost exclusively with watercolour in the traditional way, using subtle colours along with strong shading and highlights to create a pleasant image.
watercolour 22 x 30 cm
Pierce is a Townsville based artist. She lived in the UK for several years during which time she travelled intermittently throughout the UK, Europe and Scandinavia and undertook preliminary art studies. This led her to completing a Diploma in Fine Art (Painting/Printmaking) upon her return to Townsville in the mid 1980's. An overseas study/travel grant awarded by the Australia Council assisted her to undertake informal research in the UK exploring the islands of Orkney, Fair Isle, Shetland and Aran in 1986.
An early interest in textiles developed into an interest in combining different materials. Collage is an area which she continues to explore.
Some Mothers' Hearts are Full of Poetry
mixed 11.3 x 11.3 x 3 cm
I like to experiment and match different clays, glazes and techniques fired at stoneware temperature (1300 C).
The result is a very high standard of ceramic with it's unique colouration and texture that encapsulates the rich and colourful environment of tropical Queennsland.
The Reader reflects the changing role of women - from the fragile and silent role of a century ago, to a more assertive and thought-provoking member of society. Technology has helped challenge the traditional ways of doing things and allowed women's voices to be heard much more clearly.
oil on canvas 69 x 52.5 cm cm
As a small child, my most precious memory of mother's day was picking flowers and fern from the garden, wrapping them with paper and ribbon and giving them to my mother.
Orchid Yellow Spray
digitally manipulated photo on lustre paper 50 x 40 cm
David C Rowe
Since 1978, David has produced a vast quantity of work consisting of oil on canvas, and oil on paper, as well as pencil drawings, His works include: Domestic ans Religious Abstracts; Portraits; Landscapes and Seascapes; Surreal Fantasies, and Conceptual Nature Studies. He also enjoys commissioned work, which over the years, have included many large murals for at least 20 different organisations. Since 1986, he has had the opportunity to be involved in 27 exhibitions throughout Queensland, most of which were solo exhibitions. He has received almost 40 awards in competitions during that time.
Experimenting with new ideas is a stimulating pastime, which he finds beneficial and fulfilling
Gentlemen Start Your Engines
oil on canvas 60 x 70 cm
Mangroves in the City Series Audience II
acrylic on canvas 76 x 51 cm
Renaissance Angle II
mixed media 30 x 18.5 cm
Tropical Waters: Wading through cool tropical waters is something so inviting and visual. The beauty of nature surrounds us all.
silk painting 80 x 100 cm
Music Beneath the Tree
mixed media on paper 40 x 40 cm
Modern girls! Cinda got saucy, getting fresh with the Prince, but he will still search for her. As for Snowwhite, was it really the apple, or was it the cider that put her to sleep.
Was it the Apple or Cider?
etching 30 x 36 cm
Stella takes her inspiration from nature - the colours, shapes and textures of the north Qld landscape and the adjacent waters of the Great Barrier Reef.
She works from her home studio and is currently offering classes at the North Queensland Potters Association for all levels including people with disabilities and special needs.
I have been a production potter for forty years making domestic ware working in stoneware temperatires. I am now experimenting with low fired sculptures and take my inspiration from my tropical environment and the quirkiness of animals and humans.
Jenny was born in the culturally rich Australian town of Young NSW. Art comes naturally in a household where dad recited poetry and mum drew and painted the local scenery. Saturdays were spent with artist Mrs Halley Boyer, drawing and painting around Burrangong creek. Art school was a natural progression for Jenny after High school, so too becoming a nurse at Prince Henry, Prince of Wales Hospital and a debt collector for Myer Sydney. Chasing love and the lure of the tropical, Jenny's life continued in Townsville where she has lived since 1981. Early years were spent on Magnetic Island selling her hand painted T-shirts at Cotters market. In the years since then Jenny has continued to exhibit.
mixed media 130 x 72 cm
As this is Christmas season my work represents Christmas time. The time is for sharing and family love.
My inspiration has come from artist Ann Geddes and my niece Rebecca with her first born, Hayden Anthony at 4 weeks old.
Waterlily Xmas Baby
digital image 23.5 x 18.5 cm
I enjoy working with watercolour its transparent nature and unpredictability allows images to evolve using a combination of intuition, memory and imagination. My work for the series Fantasy Gardens began simply with drawings of seedpods and garden litter found in the garden. In the process, I began to recall childhood fantasies of fairies living in gum nuts and wearing flower dresses. My aim became to connect with the viewer by recalling the joy of childhood imaginings.
Janet's passion for art did not unfold until a friend insisted she go with her to drawing class in 1990. She was immediately hooked. Just the feel of the charcoal was wonderfully exciting. These days Janet mainly paints using actylic. Her works that hang in her studio gallery are an eclectic mix of techniques through which her love of colour unfolds.
Pretty in Pink
acrylic 61 x 61 cm