Plein air painting is what Marijke Greenway does best - ninety five percent of her work is painted on site. She finds immense satisfaction in capturing the sense of "being there" - of distilling the essence of nature and recording all the permutations of colour seen and felt.
Acknowledged as a popular watercolour and mixed media teacher, she has tutored regular classes for 25 years.
Marijke has accumulated an impressive list of awards and commendations for her work and has been widely exhibited, both in group exhibitions and solo shows.
She hold a solo exhibition annually in the Palm House at the Sydney Royal Botanic Gardens.
Her studio opens most Sundays from 11 am to 5 pm or by appointment.
Margaret Westcott lives in Pearl Beach, NSW. She is a ceramic artist, sculptor and painter. She works from her Pearl Beach studio and also in the Open Studio at TAFE Hornsby.
Margaret is a member of the Sculptors Society and the Ceramic Association. She exhibits regularly with the Sculptors Society. In 2017, Margaret had exhibitions at the Incinerator Willoughby and in 2018 had an exhibition of paintings and ceramics at the Ewart Gallery, Willoughby.
Her works are a response to the environment figuratively and in abstract.
Margaret Westcott enjoys working with porcelain, the qualities of which inspires her work. The strength of porcelain combined with its perceived fragility a reminder of the delicate balance in nature. It is a theme of regrowth.
Gaby Porter is a well-known Australian sculptor, who works with fascinating and varied materials to create extraordinary works of art.
Using sandstone, bronze, concrete, ceramic and even sticks, Gaby creates site-specific works that relate to the garden around them.
Not sticking to one genre, she finds it stimulating to keep changing: from bronze, to sandstone, to mosaic and bush sticks that she finds great fun to work with.
Gaby has created commissioned sculptures for cities around the world including Wiseman’s Ferry, Pymble, Kuching in Borneo, Queensland, Crown Casino in Melbourne, Kuala Lumpur, and a bronze coal miner in Helensburgh. She has generously donated many sculptures to various institutions in Australia.
Gaby Porter will hold her first exhbibition in Pearl Beach on Saturday, 23 March 2019.
Art is one of the important pleasures in my life now that I’ve retired. I studied visual arts at the Charles Darwin University in Darwin and loved it so much that I stayed on working there for more than ten years. These days I paint quick oil landscapes en plein air and other times draw from a nude model as well.
I also like doing large paintings of magnified flowers and always take art equipment away with me when I travel. I have quite a few travel journals with illustrations of the places I’ve been to. Pearl Beach is a wonderful place to live because of all the artists or art lovers who live here.
I am happy to paint or draw commissions on request and if someone is particularly interested I will open my studio for them to see what I have done over the years.