Deborah Samuels MIXED MEDIA ARTIST | PAINTER Deb is a mixed media and style artist who held her first solo exhibition in 2012 in Auckland NZ and has had a feature article about her and her work in ‘Your Home & Garden’ in 2013. What followed were numerous group showings and a second solo exhibit…

Colin Passmore GALLERY | PAINTER Painting and exhibiting for over 40 years, Colin paints with passion and flair about Australia , the land and its issues and the flora and fauna. Eclectic in style, there is a certain feel running through Colin’s works that marks it as his own, with his exciting colour combinations and…

Rossella Van Vugt PAINTER Rossella was born in Trieste, Italy and, from an early age, she showed an aptitude for drawing. Art in its many forms and mediums has always been part of her life. Living in Noosa her creativity expanded to incorporate the use of watercolour to depict botanical specimens. Using acrylic paint she enjoys…

Jennie Smith MIXED MEDIA ARTIST | PAINTER Jennie is a local artist who uses layering and a negative painting method to achieve her vibrant, abstract floral paintings. Her love of nature is at the heart of all her work which which evokes feelings of joy and happiness. Her mixed media works show a quirky twist.…

Charlotte Wensley  PAINTER Charlotte’s abstract work draws on personally significant memories of people, places, events and formative emotional experiences as she explores contemporary perspectives of historical moments in time and memorable lived experiences. She invites the viewer to further the narrative and meaning in a piece by lending their own experience to its interpretation. Working…

Rosalie Barry MIXED MEDIA ARTIST | PAINTER Rose loves the vivid colours and endless variety of the underwater world – a myriad of stunningly beautiful creatures in a blue and aqua world of mysterious depths. She has used acrylics and inks on paper and canvas, and many different techniques as she expresses the wonders of…

Vivian Ashworth PAINTER Vivian’s abstract paintings use nature to express passion, diversity and the constant changes in life, with feeling, colour and movement. Everything in nature is made up of five basic elements: earth, water, fire, air and space. Knowledge of the five elements allows an understanding of the laws of nature to attain greater…

Kay Wright CERAMICIST | PAINTER In her art practice Kay lets her intuition guide her to capture the connectedness, strength and fragility of our natural world. With a passion for alternative firing methods, Kay uses local organic materials to create unique Saggar and Raku fired ceramics, which are truly a reflection ‘of place’. Constantly experimenting…

Jeanette Smith  PAINTER Jen Jay’s Art is textured and tactile with a luscious use of vibrant colour. Acrylics and palette knife are mostly her tools of the trade. Her work is inspired by Noosa National Park, the hinterland and coast. Watching beach life happen, with locals and tourists enjoying the Sunshine Coast. Jen brilliantly captures…

David Moyes  PAINTER David Moyes’ home and studio is the historic Sunny Brae House at the Eumundi Showground where he is caretaker. His art is influenced by his Buddhist practice. He created the gardens at Sunny Brae along with these paintings during the past three years. David has been painting for 35 years. He decided…

Terri Trivett MIXED MEDIA ARTIST | PAINTER Living in the Noosa hinterland aligns with Terri’s affinity for horses and the ocean, and these often feature in her artworks. She has attracted attention for her classically styled, life-size equine portraiture in oil on linen canvas, and aesthetically interesting works in charcoal and watercolour on unique papers.…

Kym Henkee-Poole PAINTER Kym began painting 13 years ago. She works in acrylic, oil and pen, drawing inspiration from her travels throughout Australia and her time living abroad in Canada, Asia and Africa. She creates contemporary pieces that combine strong colour with elements and shapes found in the natural environment. She enjoys creating in her…

Madeleine Cook  PAINTER Madi Cook mainly works with oil paints on canvas. She was inspired by the Artists from the Heidelberg School of Art; having grown up in the area as a child. She is self-taught and enjoys painting subjects of strength and beauty; such as Horses, Cattle, Australian Animals and other furry friends. Her…

Hilary O’Neill PAINTER Hilary O’Neill first studied painting in her native Ireland, continuing further studies in London and Berlin. An admirer of the German School of New Objectivity, she uses portraiture as a medium to express the narrative of the individual. She has worked for several galleries and has done many portrait commissions. Hilary is…

Maxine Stibbe  MIXED MEDIA ARTIST | PAINTER | SCULPTOR Maxine is an Art Adventurer. Her Creative Currencies: Visual Artist, Community Youth Arts Development Officer, Project Manager, Gallery Manager, Designer, Workshop Facilitator, Actress/Model. Her four solo shows, “Taboos and Shackles”, (Opened by QLD Arts Minister) “Open My Art To You” ”Glass Ceilings… and other rules to…

Pam Taylor  CERAMICIST | ILLUSTRATOR | PAINTER | PRINTMAKER Pam’s art career began as a commercial artist, concentrating on illustration and various levels of finished artworks for magazines, catalogues and newspapers. Later she moved into craft with a focus on Decorative painting, an emphasis on illustration, and tutoring classes and workshops in still life, landscapes…

Nick Welling  PAINTER Nick is a retired engineer and stated painting on retirement 8 years ago. He is a member of the Noosa Mens Shed and paints landscapes in both traditional and impressionist styles. Address: Rotary Way, off Wullam Lane Noosa Heads, QLD 4567 Parking: Street parking Telephone: 0411 843 493 Email: nickwelling57@icloud.com STAY UPDATED…

Tim Noles  MIXED MEDIA ARTIST | PAINTER Tim’s an emerging impressionist artist; his work is award-winning. His inspiration is the beauty and mystic of Australia’s outback, coastal and hinterland. Tim’s paintings explode with vibrant yet earthy tones, allowing your emotions and imagination to run wild, a constant reminder of the beauty of the Australian landscape…

Sandy Bradley | Playshed PAINTER | ART SPACE The PlayShed is a funky creative art space in the centre of historic Eumundi where you will find Sandy creating, painting, messing with clay, doing workshops or collaborating with other artists to facilitate workshops. Sandy brings vibrancy and enthusiasm to her work. She experiments and explores with…

Anne Yang  MASTER PASTELLIST | OIL PAINTER Anne paints in both pastel and oil from her studio gallery in Lake MacDonald and teaches pastel workshops, classes and demonstrations. Anne seeks to represent the beauty of nature into her paintings. She enjoys painting the light effects of the landscape, the colours of the sea, and the…

Robyn Moon  PAINTER Robyn believes evoking feeling in the viewer, and telling a story is just as important as striving to be a good painter. Channeling the beauty of life, both in human-kind & nature, is her inspiration. Robyn has continued to study with a variety of teachers for about 25 years. Robyn’s current focus…

Wendy McGrath (Lakeland)  MIXED MEDIA ARTIST | PAINTER | PRINTMAKER | SCULPTOR Wendy is an established artist with awards in environmental art, printmaking and artists books. An artist known for intensively worked, site-specific installations and photography with an interest in embedded memory in landscape sites translated through the creative processes of printmaking, works on paper,…

Sonia Begley PAINTER Sonia’s art brings the lush tropical surrounds of nature into the home with her modern colourful botanicals and Australian flora’n’fauna. Painting is an expression of passion for her environment, the lush colours and shapes of the surrounding rainforests, coral reefs and hinterland, capturing the essence of nature on canvas. Her current body…

Carol Ross  MIXED MEDIA ARTIST/ PAINTER/ PHOTOGRAPHER With an Honours Degree in Photography, Carol Ross has worked as a professional photographer for 30 years, developing a dynamic portfolio of fine art images and selling her beautifully printed works to interior designers and personal clients. Now Carol has turned her visual eye to painting. Using a…

Dallas Lesley PAINTER | MIXED MEDIA ARTIST Dallas’ paintings are inspired by the ocean, plant life and birds of the coastal areas of eastern Australia. She explores the ocean shoreline and the shapes of rocks, leaves and trees and finds patterns within each exquisite piece which become part of the vibrant coastal expressionism paintings which…

Warren Salter PAINTER | SCULPTOR Warren is a large scale canvas painter captivated by nature’s awe. He sees an image or scene and re interprets it onto canvas in an explosive, bold and exaggerated style, each painting a statement that is photo realistic yet surrealist in its mood. Fine art on a grand scale. Address:…

Beatrice Prost MIXED MEDIA ARTIST | PAINTER | HAND CARVED ARTWORKS Beatrice creates unique surfaces which are topographies of her imagination. She explores the lands of our desire seen from high above or down below. All those poetic places have beauty, light and darkness. Beatrice is a multi media artist who enjoys the process of…

Patricia (Trish) Sheppard MIXED MEDIA ARTIST | PAINTER | PHOTOGRAPHER | PRINTMAKER Trish’s passion for travel, colour and the sea clearly influences her works. As an artist and photographer she enjoys capturing spontaneous images, locally, nationally and internationally and uses an expansive array of subject matter. Her current focus is in observation of the colours…

Helen Peel  PAINTER Helen uses oils for rich portraits and life scenes, revealing powerful techniques with an eye for detail. Rub-off technique celebrates the expression of life, to create pieces of art that sit comfortably in a traditional and contemporary space; this technique is mainly used in her portraiture. Helen has successfully held 11 Solo…

Jan Dunlop ILLUSTRATOR | PAINTER | SCULPTOR Jan has long held interest in ethnic and environmental issues which have guided the direction of her current art work. This work has now developed a free and fearless contemporary minimal approach. She has studied at the Brisbane Institute of Art, Queensland University of Technology and the New…

Carley Bourne ILLUSTRATOR | MIXED MEDIA ARTIST | PAINTER Carley Bourne is a successful artist, working from her home studio space in Noosaville and taking inspiration from the natural beauty of her surroundings. The tropical coastal area, florals and botanicals excite her imagination. Carley enjoys working mostly with acrylics, creating large scale artworks on canvas.…

Desley Rolph PAINTER Des Rolph, DipVA, MAVA, is a Sunshine Coast based artist who completed her Masters of Art in Visual Art at QCA, Griffith University in 2014. Her major project explored the importance that plein air studies have on capturing the essence of a landscape, that can be further explored in a more creative…

Margie Gibson CERAMICIST | MIXED MEDIA ARTIST | PAINTER | SCULPTOR Margie’s interests and career have always centred around the visual arts. Her paintings and sculptures reveal her intrigue with nature’s variety, abundance and changing forms. She creates highly finished and stylised works that reflect the inner essence or characteristics of her chosen bird/animal or…

Naida Ginnane PAINTER | PHOTOGRAPHER Naida completed a Bachelor of Education (Visual Arts) in 1985 and a Masters of Education in 2004 and has worked in the Visual Arts for more than 30 years, specialising in techniques including 35mm SLR and digital photography, film making, painting and drawing. Her students have won state Art/Design awards…

Mitch English  PAINTER Noosa-based artist Mitchell English’s work evokes summer. Sometimes nostalgic, sometimes celebratory, Mitch’s paintings often depict people strewn across the sand, soaking in the sun, basking on the beach. Looking at his recent award-winning ‘Heatwave’ series of works, you ache for a day under the sun and by the sea. Mitch paints in…

Julie Field CERAMICIST | PAINTER | SCULPTOR  Julie’s abstract landscapes and figurative equine art are extensions of her deep connection with horses and more broadly, her beloved country lifestyle. Julie’s focus is on attention to detail in her figurative works while she celebrates intuition and freedom in her abstract landscapes. Her ceramic sculptures are a…

Karen Fullwood CERAMICIST | PAINTER | SCULPTOR Karen has been fortunate enough to be able to exercise her artistic passions in various paths throughout her life. Earlier years were spent in the advertising industry, then interior design and now oil painting and ceramics. Her studio is nestled amongst the trees of Little Cove where the…

Sonia Conti CERAMICIST | PAINTER Sonia’s unique artworks are inspired by her experiences from throughout the world. She constantly creates exciting new designs using different techniques. Sonia has a passion for hand built and wheel throw clay pieces and also painting with acrylic. Art and craft have always been a part of her life. Address:…

Jude Tulloch MIXED MEDIA | PAINTER | PHOTOGRAPHER Jude Tulloch pushes the boundaries of her art, responding to places, events, people, and emotions in a deeply personal way. Much of her work is abstract. She works intuitively, and produces imaginative, evocative pieces using various materials and techniques, chosen specifically for the project at hand. Jude…

Jule Polkinghorne  PAINTER Jule has contributed to group exhibitions, community and educational projects over her career and in her art practice. She has sold works privately over 30 years. She finds inspiration from places, settings and experiences that strike a note within. Most recently this has been from her surroundings and the natural environment. As…

Libby Derham  PAINTER Libby Derham is a fourth-generation watercolour landscape artist. Striving for loose contemporary watercolours that capture the whole sensory experience of the landscape, she represents bird song through mark-making and playful lines. Libby creates ‘walking whilst drawing’ scrolls and uses these when working on recycled envelopes, drawing on connections to migration and renewal.…

Dom Violi  PAINTER Dom Violi is an Italian born Australian artist and has lived, worked and exhibited in Australia, Singapore and Italy. His work is represented in many public and private collections all over Australia, the USA, UK, Italy, France and New Zealand. Dom moved from Melbourne to the Sunshine Coast in 2015 where he…

Ann White MIXED MEDIA ARTIST | PAINTER Ann’s work reflects the Noosa and Sunshine Coast hinterland’s mountains and birds, the pleasures of domesticity in Pomona, urban landscapes and reminiscences of adventurous travel. A practicing artist in the hinterland for 15 years, she paints in oil and acrylic with some mixed media, and sketches in pen…

Lisa Jones  PAINTER Lisa Jones’s works are bold, quirky and colourful. Her creative portraits are a funny take on the human race. They are meant to bring joy to the viewer. Lisa studied creative portraiture at the Brisbane Institute of Art. This is her 4th Noosa Open Studios. Lisa lives in Eumundi with her husband…

Trevor Purvis PAINTER Trevor is an award-winning artist. His energetic, contemporary Australian Outback paintings are now collected around the country. He paints quick studies en plein air and completes them back in the picturesque Cooroy Studio. His ‘Energise your Painting’ workshops attract students to his Maluti Studio and to his bush camping locations. Address: “Maluti”…

Sarah Therese CERAMICIST | ILLUSTRATOR | PAINTER Sarah Therese enjoys creating with colour, paints and clay. Her work is colourful and detailed, often inspired by nature in the grounds of Quixotica Art Space, where she creates alongside her partner, Rowley Drysdale. This year, Sarah has created a series of ceramic pieces decorated with the colourful…

Kerry Norman MIXED MEDIA ARTIST | SCULPTOR Kerry is a painter/sculpture that has truly discovered and shared the power art can deliver. Famous across Australia for her trademarks sculptures ‘Mortal Portals’, she has been able to bring a strong message and a sense of fun and quirkiness to the sculpturing world. Like many artist Kerry’s…

Pam Miller PAINTER | ILLUSTRATOR | PRINTMAKER | MIXED MEDIA ARTIST From a very early age Pam has always loved art. Winning a scholarship to the National Art School in Sydney she studied under Brett Whiteley. She is currently working on large scale abstract works and contemporary stylised landscapes. Her works have been exhibited internationally…

Marg Watt MIXED MEDIA ARTIST | PAINTER Marg is a mixed media artist, water-colourist and a creator of original unique cyanotypes. Inspiration for Marg comes from the beauty of her local environment where she loves to combine all her artistic skills to create unique, colourful and engaging artworks that will brighten any contemporary wall space.…

Fiona Groom  PAINTER Professionally Fiona’s activities have included exhibitions in a variety of State and National Arts Festivals as well as group shows, book publications and a TV episode of ‘Put Some Colour in Your Life’. Fiona volunteers in several Community Galleries which has given her plenty of occasion to work with other Artists, organise…

Dale Leach PAINTER | PRINTMAKER Dale Leach is an artist, illustrator and teacher based on the Sunshine Coast. She loves colour and patterns and spends most of her time thinking up ways to include both in her art work . In 2020 Dale joined Red Hill Gallery in Brisbane and now paints daily in her…

Bronwyn Barton MIXED MEDIA ARTIST | PAINTER Bronwyn began painting in 2008 and although she is largely self-taught she has taken classes and workshops with a number of Australian artists. She is inspired by the natural sub-tropical bush setting she calls home, the colours, the shapes, textures, lines, shadows and reflections. Her work is semi…

Amanda Brooks  PAINTER Amanda Brooks’ work on Belgian linen canvases are vibrant and textured using a combination of acrylics, ink washes and oils creating layer upon layer. From her birds and animals, contemporary Australian florals, ocean and Australian landscapes, Amanda also offers a stunning range of complementing homewares and unique gifts. Address: 68 Regency Rd,…

Saren Dobkins  PAINTER Saren Dobkins has been a professional oil painter for over 30 years. The work expresses the underworld of identity and myth, while speaking of the universal themes of human desire, despair, and joy. It uses the human form, if only in representation to act as the conduit to express the transition between…

Dave Gilbert CERAMICIST | ILLUSTRATOR | PAINTER | SCULPTOR After moving to Queensland in the early 90’s, Dave joined Wallace House Watercolour Artists Group. He then began painting in oils and acrylic, incorporating skills from his pastry-cooking days, using piping bags and pallet knives to add texture and structure to his underwater scenes. Dave later…

Sue Boyd PAINTER | MIXED MEDIA ARTIST Sue graduated from the University of South Australia being awarded the Harry P Gill Medal for the highest grades in visual arts and design over the four-year course. After graduation she worked in advertising. Sue also illustrated children’s books by award-winning author, Colin Thiele and designed window displays…

Sharon Jack  PAINTER Sharon specializes in sizable lyrical abstract wall art created with alcohol ink. Her work represents the lyrical abstract tradition but with its own merit and mystical undertone.  Which means she paints how she feels at the moment. This may be very exuberant in her use of colour, or very subdued. She creates…

Pam Walpole  PAINTER With a Diploma in Fine Art, Pam’s creative practice has ranged from sculpture, drawing, mixed media and drawing, winning numerous Awards in these fields. She has held 15 solo exhibitions and her work is in public, private and corporate collections throughout Australia and overseas which includes paintings in private and public hospitals…

Michele Rudder  PAINTER Born in France, Michele is influenced by the Europeen Style. Michele studied in France at” l’Ecole des Beaux Arts” in the South of France, “School of Art in Stanley street” in Adelaide, “The Ikebana School of Art” Painting and Photography, “the Gold Coast School of Art” Oil and different mediums,. Michele has…

Dinah Wakefield  PAINTER Dinah inherited her love of painting from her artist father, Larry Wakefield. Originally from the UK, Dinah began painting seriously when she moved to Australia and in 1998 had her first exhibition at the Beattie Gallery in Sydney. In 2016, she moved to Peregian Beach and set up a studio. She was…

Darren White  PAINTER Darren’s art draws upon memories of “place” and feelings of nostalgia to create works that hopefully brings a sense of calm to the observer. In memories, details are stripped back, so when painting, Darren likes to be guided solely by the feelings of the particular moment he is drawing upon: “In the…

Ben Lucas  PAINTER Ben Lucas is an award-winning painter of emotionally evocative seascapes full of light, colour, movement and memories. Known for his free manipulation of the oil paint on the canvas Ben’s paintings carry a wonderful balance of dramatic energy and a sense of peace that invites the imagination to soar. Ben’s family has…

Susan Schmidt  PAINTER Susan’s works are contemporary and figurative with subtle abstract elements and surprises. Acrylic and oil patterned, layered and rubbed back evoking nostalgia, her work invites appreciation for the taken-for-granted, reflecting a concern for the environment and sustainable living. Susan has been exhibiting in solo and selected shows since 1998, and since 2012…

Rosie Lloyd-Giblett ILLUSTRATOR | PAINTER | MIXED MEDIA ARTIST The flow of water, Mother Earth, family connections and the necessity to create in response to life experience is what defines Rosie Lloyd-Giblett’s artistic identity. Her deep concerns for climate change and love of the natural landscape is evidenced within her colourful, expressive works. Responsive to…

Julia Carter PAINTER | MIXED MEDIA ARTIST Julia Carter’s paintings overflow with optimism, energy and a sense of celebration; such is her attitude to life. Her Degree with honours in Sculpture and Literature and Diploma of Early Childhood Education allude to the tactile, emotive and playful approach to her work. Each piece is meticulously layered…

Jo Cook CERAMICIST | MIXED MEDIA ARTIST | PAINTER | SCULPTOR Jo Cook is an artist and sculptor based in Noosa Heads. Her life and art has been profoundly influenced by growing up with a severely intellectually disabled sister in a fragile family environment. She became a full time artist after a long career in…

Jenny Hines PAINTER | PHOTOGRAPHER | PRINTMAKER | MIXED MEDIA ARTIST The subject matter of Jenny’s bold and colourful abstract works in oil and acrylics is drawn from memory. Memories of past experiences have been imprinted in the subconscious leaving a hazy image. These memories are imagined and reimagined, some are very real and some…

Jan Carlson  PAINTER Working in Watercolour for many years Jan has perfected a technique that enables her to achieve vivid and highly coloured works in this medium. Her subject matter is ever evolving but often the common theme is flowers or elements from the natural environment. Painting professionally for more than 20 years, Jan held…

Helen Lawson MIXED MEDIA ARTIST | PAINTER Helen’s artworks have been exhibited in competitive exhibitions in most states since 1997, and also published in Australian Artist with 5 finalist awards, and also in Artist’s Palette. Helen has won many awards, both in traditional and abstract genres, and in differing mediums. Since moving to Noosa, local…

Giuliana de Witts PAINTER | PRINTMAKER | MIXED MEDIA ARTIST Giuliana responds to the connection between self, medium and subject matter bringing a tangible authenticity of expression, sometimes resulting in a bold and vibrant statement other times a subtle strength of resolve. As a Bowen practitioner, Giuliana is able to intuitively read the human form…

Clare Riddington Jones  PAINTER Clare’s love of nature is apparent in both her art and photography. She has a natural sense of colour and her art is always harmonious, colourful and full of movement and texture. She paints a wide variety of subjects and loves to combine abstraction with realism. She has had many solo…