Annette Spinks has been painting for the past 16 years, the last 6 professionally. She is a successful exhibiting artist and her works are held in corporate and private collections throughout Australia and overseas. She has featured in 'Art Collector', 'Coast' and most recently as one of the "Artists To Watch" in 'Art Edit' magazines.
The ocean is a major inspiration for Annette, and she opened her own Studio and Gallery in the beautiful seaside town of Inverloch in 2013. This wonderful creative space has given her the opportunity to work on large scale pieces, which she loves. Her expanding body of work now includes several series and numerous major commissions.
Annette has been selected to exhibit in the inaugural The Other Art Fair in Melbourne. Chosen from over 500 applicants Annette is one of 100 artists and is thrilled with the opportunity to present her latest collection of paintings. The exhibition is being held at The Facility in Kensington from May 4th - 7th, 2017. Tickets and information are available online at theotherartfair.com
Picture - 'Abstract Landscape' - acrylic on canvas 1.5 X 1.5 metres.
While materials, styles and techniques continue to develop and change, my preferred medium is acrylic paint on canvas and textured board. My main subject is Abstraction and I am strongly influenced by land, sea and sky.
My abstract work is largely intuitive as I respond to both controlled and accidental effects. It is tremendously satisfying to tease and guide the paint while still achieving a degree of spontaneity. Inspiration comes from the endless effects and combinations of colour, line, texture, shape and tone.... Features and references to the landscape almost always emerge within the composition, if only in the form of a horizon or the suggestion of the sky or sea.
Leanne’s background is in teaching, having taught art at a number of local high schools. She has also exhibited widely, as follows:
Ballarat Laneway Gallery (Group Shows- 1979, 1980)
Swan Hill Regional Gallery (Group Shows- 1983, 1985)
Coal Creek Gallery, Korumburra. (Group Show- 1987)
Innovations Gallery. Ballarat (Group Show 1992)
The Coalfields Gallery, Wonthaggi. (2005)
Venus Bay (Community group Shows) (2008, 2009 & 2010.)
The Blue Pig Gallery, Wonthaggi. (Solo. 2013)
Wonthaggi Artspace. (2015- 16)
Carol Hickmott had been painting China and Porcelain for many years after studying in UK and Australia.
She now runs Victoria Street Gallery in Loch and Inverloch with her husband, Steve.
Carol produces a wide variety of art work including Australiana, Flora and Fauna.
Her work is sold in Australia and has been exported to UK, Japan, New Zealand and USA.
Carol is concentrating on her sketching these days and taking commissions for pet portraits.
Jess B is a 14 year old local artist who discovered her talents at an early age with the encouragement of other local artists, including Sarah Reark and Fiona Kennedy.
Her art is unique, colourful and quirky, much like Jess herself. She takes her inspiration from nature, and her preferred media are acrylic on canvas, or watercolours with copic marker highlights.
Jess’ art is mostly for her own pleasure, but she does sell some of her pieces at the Inverloch Rotary Craft Markets.
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