Kelly Brumley has loved drawing for as long as she can remember and showed a natural talent from an early age. When she was 12, she taught herself how to draw life-like portraits from a book that a friend gave her and, to this day, people remain one of her favourite subjects to paint.
At age 15, she won a competition for secondary school students to design the 50-cent coin commemorating the 2006 Commonwealth Games. Her design showing Australian animals mimicking athletes in different sporting events was released into general circulation so keep an eye on your change and you just might find one!
She was one of 50 artists selected to participate in the open-air art installation “Mali in the City” celebrating Melbourne Zoo’s 150 birthday. Each artist was given a life-sized fiberglass sculpture of Melbourne Zoo’s elephant calf, Mali, to paint which were then displayed around Melbourne before being auctioned.
In 2016, Kelly married her husband Mark and moved from the Latrobe Valley to live on a farm in the beautiful South Gippsland hills. Adjusting to married life and starting to teach art classes two days a week meant that painting took a back seat for a while but she has now gladly picked up the brushes and pencils again.
Her work can be seen at art shows from Bright to Dromana, and at the gallery at Morwell Art & Framing where she also teaches art classes.
Meg Hayley – Artist
Meg has been living in Inverloch for a year now and has opened Sol Studio & Gallery with her partner, artist Nicholas Perrin.
Her work is a magical colour blast inspired by her garden and her travels, using many mediums such as acrylics, pencils, and inks.
She also runs regular workshops and painting and drawing classes.
Visit Meg at:
Sol Studio & Gallery
76 Toorak Rd Inverloch,
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Jan Smart is a local artist who only discovered her talent after she retired. Jan paints for enjoyment and her favoured mediums are Oils and Acrylics.
Enjoying the relaxed atmosphere and good company at the Inverloch Community House each Friday with Painters’ Group, she displays her works at the annual group exhibition at the Inverloch Hub.
With a Masters in Visual Art and a practice spanning over twenty years Sarah has exhibited both nationally and internationally.
As well as studio work Sarah engages in commissions, statewide, community and public arts projects, recently participating in the facilitation of the Inverloch community skate park project.
Acrylic and Oil on Canvas
Jan Roberts – Local Artist of the Month
Jan Roberts retired to Meeniyan 9 years ago, and it was here that she found her inspiration to paint, inspired by the beautiful surrounds.
Jan uses water colour as her preferred medium as she finds the colours are vibrant, cheerful and relaxing – she calls them her happy paintings!
Jan and her work can be found at the Inverloch Rotary Market as well as the Foster Market, Mirboo Nth Market & the Meeniyan Thursday market.