Water colour Artist Jacquie’s love of creating with the support of her family, led her to pursue a fine art education. She completed a fine art degree at the Ontario College of Art and Design in Canada. She excelled at figure drawing, painting and portraiture. During the summer, she worked as a portrait artist at Canada’s Wonderland. Though she enjoyed her time at art college, she was not confident she could make a living as an artist. She went to University and completed a teaching degree. For the next 30 years, Jacquie focused on her teaching career. In 2000, Jacquie’s mother passed away from cancer. This was a sad and difficult time, as she was very close to her mum. It was at this time that she turned to painting for solace. She took a watercolour course at Mohawk College. Jacquie knew immediately that she had found the medium for her. She loved the way the water moved the paint on the paper, creating a magical blending of colours. Jacquie has an affinity for watercolour and quickly started to develop her favourite method for approaching a painting. She always starts with a quick, colourful wash that underlays much of the painting. Into this she will drop other colours and allow them to mix on the paper, rather than mixing the colours on the palette. This keeps the colours bright, fresh and clean. Though she starts with an idea and a rough sketch, her paintings develop spontaneously as she paints. She paints quickly, trying to get the painting finished as fast as possible. This isn’t only because she tires after a couple of hours, but also to prevent her from mucking about too much with the painting and making it muddy. Painting quickly and confidently also conveys the passion she feels. She always finishes with darks and details to tie the elements together. Her favourite subjects are flowers and landscapes, and she likes nothing better than setting up her easel outdoors on location. She also likes to paint imaginative scenes that sometimes convey a deeper meaning, often related to her faith. Her Christian faith is the most important aspect of her life and is what gives her the desire, passion and creativity to paint. She hopes that her pictures will bring joy to the viewer. Jacquie was a member of the Brantford Artist Guild, and often participated in their annual art show at the Glenhyrst Art Gallery. She was frequently a solo exhibitor at the Blue Dog Coffee Shop. She had an exhibit with another artist at The Station House Café and Gallery in April 2011. Finally, she was delighted to have a solo show at Gallery M in Galt, Cambridge in 2008. Over the last 10 years, she has sold close to 50 of her paintings locally. Jacquie has enjoyed a wonderful marriage with David for the last 34 years. She shares his love for Jesus, Apologetics, music and his fellow Jews. The paintings she created during her year in Australia, she has donated to the ministry of Jews for Jesus, as a way to support and bless this wonderful ministry.
JUSTN ANDREW HOOK
Ecstatic Artist Justin is a self taught artist who had never considered his gifting any more than a pass time & in his adult life & pushed aside his "talent" to just live life and focus on other things. Yet in 2015 He was requested randomly to create a commissioned painting for a friend he met at work after they found out he could paint! ( 'lounging Around' can be viewed in his gallery www.justinandrewhook.com) The request turned into a year long project that was squeezed into a very busy work life schedule. Yet once completed became the rebirthing of a much neglected talent and passionate desire over flowing with fulfilment! "After not touching a paint brush for well over ten years, I was so surprised to experience a major sense of fulfillment and heavenly pleasure mixing colourful paints together and putting brush to canvas! It was like and explosion of freedom! I all of a sudden felt re awakened to what I should have been doing all my life! I was made for this! Justin says. Since then he has not stopped painting whenever possible and continues to push his skill and genre into new realms. He mainly uses acrylics as he is very busy and prefers not to wait for the drying time of oils. Much of his work includes explosive vibrant colours and is full of emotion, movement and deep depth focussing on scale and fine details. "I want to invite everyone into an experience and wake them up to a better truth and reality!I believe art is not only the expressive creativity of an individual & their inner being but art is one of the most powerful manifestations of heavenly creativity. True artistic creativity is designed to shape an atmosphere or entire environment with the realm of beauty or truth that should challenge or invite us into new spaces of imagination, adventure, consideration, hope & growth in Love." Justin
DANIEL NATHAN PRITCHARD
Street Artist Daniel is an amazing artisan! He is gifted in many artistic skills including carpentry and building. His passion for God is always the underlying theme to express his creative pieces Yet he has a particular love for street art and spray paint for expressive medium. His work is often very deep and takes you on a journey of discovery for greater depths and the realms of the mystics.
Visual Artist Biography Robyn Yeoman is a visual artist based in Sydney, Australia. Since her graduation from the National Art School in 2008, Robyn has been a finalist three times in the prestigious Dobell Drawing Prize, with her works on display in the Art Gallery of New South Wales. Additionally she has had work featured at the Janet Clayton Gallery, Basement Gallery in Paddington and ARO Gallery in Darlinghurst. In March 2018, a painting she gifted David Bowie in 1978 was featured in the David Bowie Is exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum in New York. Additionally in 2018, she was the recipient of the William Fletcher Foundation Bundanon Scholarship artists residency.
Self taught Visual artist. Italy born, Nicola only started experimenting with his artistic curiosity during the global lockdowns of the 2019 pandemic. Amazingly he found great enjoyment and freedom of expression with explosive colourful acrylic pouring onto canvas and large abstract pieces. Although he is well know for his many skills in the kitchen and catering industry along with fine carpentry skills, he can now add upcoming artist to the list! His work is deep and flows with colour and adventure. watch this space!
Fibre Artist Britt is a basket weaver, botanical dyer, ceramist and trained jeweller who is passionate about reimagining how we see the everyday utilitarian object. Britt feels that pursuing a creative practice provides her with a strong sense of belonging not only with people, but also with the natural landscape. Finding inherent beauty in nature also complements a sustainable practice that she is continually expanding.
Visual artist Jennifer Friedland is an Australian artist who lives in Sydney. she studied bachelor of fine art at University of New South Wales art and design and graduated with honours in 2019. She was a finalist in the Blacktown art prize in 2012 and a winner in the Jenny Birt award in 2019. Her oil paintings are investigations into narrative and presence. “ I've always been drawn to the human form, my paintings are primarily concerned with people, and the traces left behind. The fundamentals of remembering, collectiveness and connection.” Her style harkens to a more traditional approach, she finds the practice of painting meditative and enjoys the challenge of free hand painting.
Sculpture - Visual Artist ARTIST BIOGRAPHY - Ingrid Wilson Ingrid Wilson grew up in a family where creativity was always encouraged. Painting, drawing and playing was a big part of her childhood. From an early age Ingrid was always told by her mum that being creative was a gift from God, so that’s just what you do, have fun and create. Her family life was filled with interesting people, food, flowers, music, playing and creative surroundings so there was always plenty of inspiration around for ideas. In fact those subject matters still to this day are a dominant theme in her artwork. After high school, Ingrid went on to study graphic design, though it was always the freedom of fine arts that was on her heart. So after university it was travelling overseas to Europe that inspired Ingrid’s first body of artwork to hold her first solo, sell out art exhibition. Since then Ingrid has, for the last 28 years, continued to produce artwork and exhibit in solo and group shows not just in Melbourne but interstate and overseas. Her media include drawing, painting, sculpture, mosaic and film. Ingrid’s artwork and theme’s are like a personal visual diary of her life. Simply put, where she goes, who she meets and what she loves is what inspires her to create. Most of her inspiration comes from people, travel, stories, children, architecture, flowers, animals, angels, her Christian faith and most importantly that Spirit of love and passion that God gives. Her style of art ranges from the small, detailed and intricate pen, pencil and ink work to the big, bold and colourful painted artworks and sculptures. Her artwork not only captures the world around her but you can see how she blends the the unseen spiritual realm through her artwork. Strong, bold, vibrant colour, shapes and patterns is what she loves. You can see the influences from her favourite artist’s like, matisse, Brett Whiteley, Picasso, Hundertwasser, Frida Kahlo, Modigliano, in her work. Yet her artwork is still very unique and ever-evolving, that has become her own recognisable style. Most of all Ingrid loves making art with children. She has also run her own art classes in Melbourne and taught art at the amazing ‘New Star' Art school. For the last 7 years Ingrid needed to pursue her faith more. She felt she was using her gifts, producing lots of art and having successful exhibitions, though on the inside of her anxiety and fears were escalating. As she prayed to Jesus for help she heard that still small voice say “Ingrid just get to know me.” This lead her on a great journey of understanding Gods great love for her and her Identity in Christ. Also to understand the importance of getting to know the gift giver God, rather than just using your gifts. Since then Ingrid has been travelling on mission trips to help children in orphanages. The teams she travels with are from Global Celebration, who not only care, house and feed the children, but they hold really creative and fun, art and craft days for the kids. Ingrid’s vision is to let everyone know, especially children that they are made in the Image of God. God is the master artist and king of all creation so every person is creative in their own unique way. When we get to know God, we get to know who we truly are and out of that flows our destiny, gifts and calling in life.
Danielle B Latta
Portrait Illustrator - sketch Artist Danielle B Latta (Running Duck Studio) Danielle B Latta has been a creative since birth and an artist since her first portrait sale in 1987. Mainly being a self tort artist, her life experiences have influenced her artistic evolution. “I Spent my young years on a hobby farm in a small outback town. My mum became the wildlife carer for the area. Hence I was raised with many joeys, possums, baby emus and even a baby fox. That’s besides the hobby farm friends of cows, chooks, ducks, goats, horses, sheep….etc So I began drawing and painting animals at an early age. I learned not only of compassion and a love for animals but also the connection between the animals we surround ourselves with.” Having lived in the outback, the coast, and the inner city, enabled a sensitivity to subjects, bringing them to life in her artwork in sometimes the simplest of strokes. Working as a portraitist while acquiring her Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design and at Walt Disney Animation Australian has shaped her skills and style. Danielle’s portrait work gave her an eye for fine detail and knowledge of where emotion lies within art. In contrast, the Disney work strengthened her drawing stroke and speed, essential elements for her present drawing style. Drawing subject matter from her surroundings, Danielle’s whimsical ink works capture the special moments from everyday life. For example, a little boy on a swing stealing his first kiss, the connections between animals and humans, and her love of wildlife Danielle has regular sales around Brisbane through retail outlets, galleries and exhibitions. She has been shortlisted in 4 Moreton Bay Art Awards and 5 Exhibition of Excellence Awards. Won several drawing awards in various competitions and has artwork on an Ep cover, logos, Wine labels and even humans(tattoos). Danielle is the artist and founder of Running Duck Studio(RDS), a mobile art gallery in a repurposed classic caravan. The gallery has been taken to markets and festivals around Queensland and northern NSW. It now opens on the last Sunday of every month as part of the new Tawny Trails: Creative Living Experience www.tawnytrails.com (of with Danielle is the founder). RDS work can also be found online at www.rds.ink , instagram.com/runningduckstudio/ facebook.com/visualimagesonline/ contact : firstname.lastname@example.org Crazy. Funny. Beautiful. For that light-hearted place in your soul just when you need it
Photographer Bob Mendelsohn is an avid photographer among his other hobbies. In this exhibit, here in Bondi Junction (Sydney) in February 2023, you will see his love of nature, animals, and scenery, as he believes it reflects the power and the calm of the Creator. From Africa and Europe, North and South America, Asia and here in Australia, he has travelled and seen God’s hands at work. And his Canon or Nikon or even his iPhone have captured those scenes for us all to enjoy. Beyond all the scenery, though, is Bob’s love of people. The simple joys of a family at rest in the Outback or a Mennonite couple at their dining room table filling in the crossword puzzle are worth viewing over and over. Bob takes delight in people, and he wants us to enjoy people as well. The balance of perspective in a subterranean metro station in Moscow and the stillness of a river in Germany, the love of a wedding couple in San Francisco and the actions of a golf ball and playful joys of water in a fountain… it’s all here. Take your time and if you want, take some of these home with you for that special wall. The book is here if you want the whole collection as well. Enjoy these photos and more importantly, take time to ponder the power and the calm of the Creator in your own life. Shalom!
Laura Sandoval Gutierrez.
Glass Artist, sculpture, Jewellery, Sketch & fine artist “The creation of weareable art is the philosophy of my work and my passion. Jewellery pieces that evoke a surprise and wonder. Pieces that tell a story, keep a secret and communicate with the user creating a connection”. Born in Mexico and educated in Glass, Jewellery and Industrial Design in Australia, Mexico and U.S.A. Her upbringing in rich cultural Mexico City has influenced the combination of colours, elegance, tradition and modernity in her design, while her extensive training has given her a deep understanding of each material and technique, resulting in a truly unique aesthetic. She has been granted the Australian Decorative and Fine Arts Society Young Arts Award and was finalist at the Stanislav Libensky Award. Her works have been displayed in Galleries and Design exhibitions in Mexico, Italy, Argentina, Australia, Czech Republic and U.S.
Visual Artist - Painter. & Photographer Grace's journey for becoming an artist started after a work injury which caused her to retrain for a career. When Grace was 18 she did three months of National Art School majoring in photography but had to leave. due to financial difficulty. Grace later applied to Sydney College of the Arts and was accepted by a computer error. She decided to join the photography department. She had to teach herself black and white & colour photography. Grace was particularly interested in classic photography & chose to teach herself bromides. After two years of doing Photography Grace felt she needed a challenge and launched out into painting with oils. She finally graduated with a batchelor of visual arts & then follow this with a diploma of teaching fine art. For the last few years she has focused more intently on her love for painting with oils, mainly painting sea scapes, stills, abstract & some portraits. Grace loves the ocean & enjoys painting especially the sunrise she so regularly gets to behold being a local in Sydney's eastern suburbs. Grace is very active in the water & is even a member of the Bronte Beach breakers. Personal life: "My life is shaped by being an immigrant from Egypt. My formative years were living at Chifley. I have always lived in the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney. The beach being the lynch pin of my life. Firstly Maroubra and for the last 30 years of my life Bronte. I am a member of the Bronte Breakers (an informal club of liked minded people who go to Bronte Beach to swim daily). The ocean is my calm space and swimming daily makes me feel invigorated. I have been a nurse and a teacher. Now I like to concentrate on my paintings.
Danielle Joy Golding
Emerging painter / Drawing Artist I believe art is something that you practice, not necessarily what type of person you are, but yes identifying as a person as well an artist, is it the same thing no? So why the question of all visual artists, and the art trades today? I do identify, but I do weaker, or maybe just a person with a pleasant burden that says it is about intimate artistic skill. A burden that I carry everywhere, at home, at the studio, out in public. Taking photos on location, having judgements, materials, inspiration and subjects, all the artists workings. I do remember starting out in our garage as a teenager with a screen-printing set that my mother Roslyn bought me and cutting delicate images & stencils on paper to use, just much like a garage band, at home just practicing then... giving it a bash! I became an artist through interest and attraction by " doing " art at high school and being very good at it, in the beginning. Through the years I studied & completed twelve years of study of the Fine Arts and many years of practice in painting, becoming an emerging or established artist (which stage I'm still figuring it out?) I became who I am now. I went to the National Art School after high school, the exact stuff that dreams are made of. I think we shouldn't forget, if we are lucky enough with our humble beginnings to pursue our dreams that we feel are important, we should eventually become what we wanted? An artist or other things, musicians etc.. With me, some choice of commitment was made by myself to become and practice as an artist! A decision I have made personally. I just followed the maps of my high school beginning, just following and listening through the years all the way through to when I studied my fine arts as well, and the key I've found to being an artist and being consistent and having work ethics, is a simple natural thing! That I found not only myself doing but becoming.
Oryit Fotini Hambessis
Painter / Sculptor / Visual artist My work over the past 20 years has developed through ebbs and flows a myriad of different styles, which probably reflects the journey I sojourned and who I am. What remains constant though, is the enjoyment of the process in using mixed media. This is due to the fact that I was a potter for a few years. There is something really intrinsic in this as I gravitate in producing work which is tactile and also working on uneven surfaces. The use of colour and medium changes depending on the piece and what I am trying to say. I have named this exhibition 'hamavdil be'in kodesh l’chol'המבדיל בין קדש לחול (which means in Hebrew the distinction between the sacred and the secular- comes out the prayer in the Jewish prayer Book the Siddur, for the Havdalah service) which encompasses all the subject matter presented. My influences are Marc Chagall, Toulouse- Lautrec , Paul Cezanne and a little of the impressionist to name a few.