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Adele Bevacqua

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Alexandra Strong

"I have been painting for as long as I can remember, exploring my style and experimenting with a vast range of mediums to hone my skill while constantly drawing inspiration from my surroundings on the beautiful south coast. My style reflects my passion for nature and organic forms with a focus on the intricate details of our local rock pools and the terrain of lush rolling hills which surround my home in Bery. I work with acrylic and oil on canvas to capture the beauty I see around me through use of colour and texture, creating a story of detailed patterns and shape to reflect my local landscape.  I hope to evoke a sense of curiosity through my paintings, drawing the viewer in to explore the journey on the canvas."

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Alice Tilley

Alice Tilley is an artist working from her studio on the edge of South Australia’s Barossa Valley drawing inspiration from her rural surroundings and the domestic experiences of everyday life. Alice produces predominately still life and landscape oil on canvas paintings. "My still life and landscape oil paintings are a quiet reflection of the essence and beauty of a moment or place.  In response to our fast paced and demanding world my art reflects my attempt to embrace a ‘slow’ lifestyle and appreciate the simple, yet good things in life. Through these values I hope that my paintings bring comfort and joy to viewers, forging a meaningful, genuine and timeless connection."

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Alison Willoughby

Alison Willoughby is an artist based in Melbourne. Her work focuses on colour, shape and unexpected combinations. Working between art & design, Alison’s cheerful and bold aesthetic is realised through collage, painting and illustration.

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Allison Taplin

Born in Melbourne, and currently living in the Macedon Ranges region of Victoria Australia. Allison works full time as a registered nurse in a busy metropolitan hospital and paints in her spare time. "Painting was initially a bereavement therapy after the loss of my son and I now create in a small studio space – ‘Little Leif Studio’ – in his memory. The diverse Australian landscape is a constant source of inspiration – the big sky and land ever-changing with the weather and seasons. I am especially drawn to the rolling hills, wide open fields and tree-covered mountains of my surroundings."

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Alysha Sparks

"I’m a child of South Australia’s big-sky country, moulded by adventures around the globe. I’ve wandered far and came home to roost in my own little piece of this wide, wide world. For me, art is instinctive. It runs through my veins, into my very being. I live for the colours, textures, movement I see around me – fleeting moments captured forever by paint, brush and canvas. You might find me in my sunny little studio in Jamestown, in SA’s mid-north. Painting, creating, experimenting, failing, starting again, putting my soul on the canvas with every brushstroke, every frustration, every moment of joy. You might find me outside, sitting in the sunshine with a cup of tea, pottering in the garden. Chasing after my two busy, beautiful, boisterous boys, laying with them on the lawn and counting stars. Whispering to them that they can do whatever they dream of. Cherishing this life which lets me do what I love and spend more time with them while they are little. You might find me on the road, armed with my camera – heading to my family’s farm to capture life on the land as I know it, as I live it. Telling other stories of this wide, brown land with photos; always seeking, always finding inspiration. I am simply doing what I love, simply."

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Amanda Ogilby

Amanda Ogilby is an emerging artist who works primarily in oils. She grew up  influenced by the pastel and charcoal drawings of her artistic father. Amanda now paints fulltime in her home studio overlooking the bush, in Margaret River, Western Australia.

A representational painter, Amanda delights in the texture of oil paint and her ability to manipulate layers of colour in her art. She relishes this mediums qualities, slowly building up tone and form of the objects in her compositions. Through close observation, Amanda focuses on light, reflection and shadow and how they intermingle with objects and botanical influences.

Amanda's art is in response to her immediate surroundings and home. She seeks and finds inspiration from personal treasures, objects old and new each with stories and reminders of precious memories, the final composition often depicted with floral elements which strive to depict a sense of serenity and peace. 

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Angela Edwards

Angela lives rurally on a 4000 acre grazing property near Yetman NSW, and can often be found working on her verandah, surrounded by pets, birds and her beautiful garden. Within this space she likes to just go with the flow, and is never quite sure what is going to turn up! Her love of working with clay began around 10 years ago after completing a sculpting workshop. The techniques used to create her beautiful works include slab, coiling and wheel throwing.

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Angela Hawkey

 "Art has always been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. I was first introduced to oil painting by my Grandfather, who was an extremely talented landscape artist. Growing up art is what gave me confidence, made me feel relaxed and challenged me at the same time, I guess that’s why I kept creating and still love it today. Artworks that uplift and make you happy are what we all need to be surrounded by. This influences my artwork and even when painting a dark or doomy painting I like it to also offer a glimpse of hope or light. I take a messy, unplanned and free flowing approach to my art. Even when starting with a subject or idea in mind, I freely deviate from the plan. I love the unexpected surprises and naturalness that comes from a relaxed style of painting. My paintings use an abundance of paint, I can’t have too much paint on the canvas.  Thick buttery paint layered on with a palette knife gives it that extra dimension. People often like to touch my art, and I love that. Colourful Australian Landscapes and highly textured still life paintings are a great love of mine but I am always trying new things which helps my style to keep evolving."

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Anne O'Sullivan

"When I was at school, anything creative would make my heart beat faster. I probably started off painting many years ago in response to difficult situations in my life. I’ve always said that while some people paint their way into a corner, I paint my way out of one. As a working mother, much of my artwork narrates this experience. I find it absolutely fascinating that people, particularly women, respond so well to my narrative artworks.My mother was in a women’s group which she set up in honour of her mother who raised 8 children. My mother was very concerned with the notion of child rearing and housework being recognised as real work. When painting these artworks, I was really just telling my own story, but it seems that this story is familiar and relatable to many modern women."

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Cards

These cards are individually hand screenprinted in Me and Amber’s Sydney studio. Each design is either hand cut into a piece of stencil film using a scalpel, or photographically exposed onto a screen. The screen is placed on top of a piece of card. Water based ink is applied to the top of the screen and then passed through the screen using a squeegee. This process is repeated for each and every card!

N.B.  The black cards have a grey insert for easy message writing!

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Christine Murphy

Imagenation is the work of ceramic artist Christine Murphy, who resides in rural New South Wales Australia.
My ceramic practice is primarily seasonal with the emphasis on raw clay surfaces and finishes. Through the cooler half of the year I focus on the practice of primitive firing techniques. During the warmer months the work is centred on exploring different clay bodies and oxides to create relationships that enhance the natural beauty of the raw clay.
I work with a variety of techniques, wheel thrown, slab formed, as well as hand formed coil built. The hand built pieces are conceived prior to cutting the initial slab of clay, however when working on the wheel I prefer to see what emerges, it is an intuitive process. The best of both worlds inspiration and deliberate creation.
A small range of work incorporates glazing, though the clay body is still the main focus and the glaze acts as an augmentation.
I draw inspiration from the textures, colours, organic marks that I observe in my natural environment; smudges in a cloudy sunrise, scorch marks left from bush fires, rock formations, bark surfaces, fungal and lichen formations, patterns formed in sandy dunes, astral formations, all weathered patinas created by the hand of nature.

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Dwee Davies

Dwee Davies is a contemporary Australian artist based on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland. After working as a graphic designer for eight years, Dwee decided to finetune her creative calling with a Diploma in Fine Art. It was at this point she discovered she was a painter and has continued her practice since. Dwee’s work is meditative, painting to better understand the world around her and deconstruct her feelings. "I also use my art to practice bravery", she says. "I paint what I see in order to gain a better understanding of the subject and working in acrylic paint enables me to keep in the moment without hesitation.” Dwee prefers to work quickly and reactively with deliberate brushstrokes and describes her work as finished "when there is a unique balance of my own naivety and personal reflection."

"The Boxvale Series is a collection of paintings that represent my 10 year-old son and his time spent on a cattle property in remote Queensland. I am a parent trying to understand and support my son who is on the Autism Spectrum. I don’t paint the details on their faces because I don't understand all the details.The images portray the connection he established with the horses whilst working and mustering on the farm. I paint what I see and feel whilst trying to understand both my sons behaviour and that of the horse. Through this I hope to gain a better understanding of my sons Autism and also acknowledge the magic hold the horse has over my son."

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Eitikette

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Emma McNamara

"Living on the coast, I am particularly drawn to the life in our oceans, an largely undiscovered parallel cosmos of bio-diversity. There is a certain magic and lost wonder in discovering an animal for the first time and bringing that to life on the canvas, particularly in this increasingly serious world. My work seeks to remind the viewer of the incredible animals and landscapes that exist, their living energy and humanity’s intrinsic connection to all that possesses this living energy on this planet. Simple, gestural line work and mark making, seeks to act as trigger points in the viewer’s mind- to make the viewer recall the creature, animal or setting in their own mind. Colours are carefully revealed and concealed by layers of textural colour, increasingly white pigment. Colour cutting through the white noise. Unerring, deliberate mark-making in an oversaturated world."

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Esme Barry

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Fleur Stevenson

Fleur Stevenson is an emerging artist, originating from New Zealand now based in her home studio in Sydney. Fleur draws the inspiration for her work from textures and forms found in nature of the landscapes she visits. Working with acrylic and spray paint predominantly on board, Fleur’s paintings explore the negative spaces between (permanent and temporary) objects found in nature. Areas of the abstracted landscape are both blurred and detailed, encouraging the viewer to move around the work and complete the narrative. Recent visits to Sofala and the Hawkesbury in NSW have inspired her latest collection of work – a series paintings, that play with pattern and repetition, balancing and unbalancing geometric shapes, contrasting and complementary colours, and creating depth and perspective by layering spray painted stencils (created from drawings en plein air) and acrylic paint. Working intuitively with a sense of curiosity, Fleur enjoys playing with process to create each individual artwork. Sometimes working through the idea directly on the surface and other times researching and constructing a composition study, before moving to the surface.

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Helen Masin

Gippsland artist Helen Masin resumed a life-long passion for painting after a relocation from Northern Victoria to Sale, Victoria in 2005. The move prompted a return to art study at East Gippsland TAFE, majoring in painting and life drawing. Helen’s previous studies included Visual Arts majoring in Photography. Over the past several years Helen has exhibited in solo and group shows around the Gippsland region and Melbourne; she describes her painting style as ‘eclectic’ ranging from abstract aerial landscapes, streetscapes to still life. Helen’s recent paintings have been inspired by her travels to Europe, in particular Italy.

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Hilary Sims

"I’m an emerging Artist living in the Blue Mountains with the Bush at my doorstep. I paint intuitively and use my imagination to produce my colourful work. My style consists of researching the land and historical facts including Indigenous culture, lots of colour, patterns and texture. I want to evoke emotions of excitement and curiosity to the viewer. My paintings are fun, cheerful and take the viewer to a Magical place. When I paint I'm transported back to my childhood days of my of summer holidays, horse riding, ice skating, ice cream and lollies, tree houses, home cooked meals, outdoor games with my siblings, riding my bike, swimming and lazy days dreaming of having my own horse. I paint landscape from the Mountains and also love trekking off to regional places. It’s very important for me to connect with the viewer as we have had recent Bush fires/droughts. I want to give people hope and comfort with my work."

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Inel Date

Inel Date is a contemporary artist based in Central West NSW. Her works are a response to the surrounding landscape and changing seasons.  With a Master of Arts Degree specialising in Cultural Geography /Art and many years as a Visual Art Educator she is inspired by documenting and responding to place.  With her move to full-time studio practice she explores her visual language by deconstructing the landscape into fragments, lines and patterns that reflect colour relationships and reference elements of the landscape. It may be the simple joy of watching the seasonal play of light and shadow, observing shifting seasons or building on past memories. In this way she communicates a sense of place that resonates with the viewer.

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Jacki Fewtrell Gobert

Jacki has been a full-time artist since 2009. Prior to this, she worked as an art teacher for almost 30 years. She has held solo exhibitions since 1982 and has ben a finalist in numerous art prizes such as the Mosman Art Prize, Hornsby Art Prize, Northern Beaches Art Prize ( formerly Warringah Art Prize), Outback Art Prize, Tumut Art Prize, Sydney Morning Herald Art Prize, Adelaide Perry Drawing Prize, North Sydney Art Prize, Kirribilli Art Prize and the Hunters Hill Art Prize. She has also won various art prizes since 1982 and her recent Body of Work is based on her local environment at Brooklyn on the Hawkesbury River as well as travels to Tasmania, South Australia and time spent in Paris. Jacki’s work is literal but she loves to exaggerate line and use of colour. She often depicts the ‘mundane’ and tries to make the viewer see what is often taken for granted. Jacki won First Prize for the SALA 2018 in South Australia for Hollick Estate Winery in Coonawarra with a drawing entitled ‘Cab Sav & corkscrew’. She has also contributed works for the Hornsby RSL WW1 and WW2 commemoration exhibitions in 2017 & 2018.

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James Lai

A self-taught artist, James Lai creates representational abstract art using his distinctive post-impressionism and pseudo-naive style. His abstract paintings are created with a strong focus on vision, the process of abstraction, techniques in the application of paint, colour palette and striking a fine balance between technical and emotion. In his abstract landscape paintings, James used an inventive and pseudo-naïve style to project simplicity and employed whimsical elements to give a distinctive character to the Australian landscape. James is a finalist in the 2019 Paddington, Hornsby, Hawkesbury and Blacktown City art prizes. His artworks are held in private collections in the major cities and regions within New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland.

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Jersey Candles

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Kae Norman

"Having been interested in art from childhood, I was always drawing and painting.  Art became a passion and I studied Art as a major for a year at Burwood State College until a career in aviation began, ending with me living overseas for more than a decade.  About 8 years ago I did a painting course and was hooked. I am mainly self taught and draw and paint in both acrylics and oils - I have had two exhibitions, one with two other artists at the Eltham Library Gallery, and a solo exhibition at Montsalvat, Eltham in 2019. My passion is blue sky, clean lines, shadows and delicate detail.  I love the every day things to bring to life, whether it be flowers, fruit, vegetables or a building with telephone lines.  I use negative space to pull my subject into the fore, leaving it floating, as it were - for the eye to behold."

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