Dale enjoys taking risks which leads her to persevere and make paintings come alive. She says 'this is when the painting and I have a conversation, when it opens up possibilities.' Using different techniques of applying paint creates mystery for Dale and heightens the process of painting and the thrill of painting. Dale is most grateful for having a ten by six metre space so that she can splash paint ubiquitously. Living in a rural environment with Mother Nature has a calming affect and allows her to be truly creative. Her paintings are vibrant, energetic and most of all created to generate a positive ambiance. Dale's artwork takes liberties and portrays freedom.
'A totally honest and irrefutable statement is that abstract art is a departure from reality.' - DaleAwards and Exhibitions
Dale has exhibited in many regional shows and won numerous awards with her abstracts. She has recently held a successful and lively solo exhibition in Fortitude Valley titled Animals and Abstracts. Dale has also exhibited at the Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery and other regional galleries and her work hangs in many private collections.View Artworks
Travelling the globe with a style that is highly individualistic, Kendall is taking the art world by storm. Leaving a technicoloured trail that leads all the way to back to her in Buderim on the beautiful Sunshine Coast.
Painting professionally for the past 22 years, Kendall travels the world exhibiting and painting ‘live on location’ for Tourism Australia. Kendall entertains guests as she creates one of her masterpieces in a blaze of colour and character right before their eyes. Kendall’s paintings are housed in public and private collections worldwide
When asked why people seem to love her artwork: ‘I think my works have a ‘feel good factor’ and people buy them because they make them feel happy and alive! I absolutely love and am passionate about what I do; I am always changing and evolving. I have always prided myself in being an innovator not an imitator; I create a quality product at a reasonable price that is always appreciating in value. I like to keep my work diverse so that there is always something for everyone. I never set out to be a Rembrandt and I never take myself too seriously!'View Artworks
I am a multimedia artist. I deploy the strategy known as Bricolage to inform decisions while developing artworks. I enjoy tinkering away with found objects and images I have collected. I don’t restrict myself to one particular style, theme, technique or medium. My art practice is essentially an evolutionary and eclectic handmade process.
I make artworks informed by general history my immediate environment, information and imagery acquired from trawling the Internet, TV, popular culture and exploring the Australian Landscape. Dr Seuss, Cartoon characters, toys and the Australian Landscape are elements I reference and use when making artworks.
Colour, texture, spontaneity and a good sense of humour are all very important elements to my work. I work on ideas and don’t restrict myself to one particular technique or medium to relay them. If an idea is best expressed through the use of texture and paint, I will use just that. If an idea is best expressed through the use of pop culture, I will focus on that.
I believe many artists throughout time have restricted, limited their potential and growth by pursuing just one distinctive style. My aim is to be free to pursue any direction I want at any given time. Not to be placed into a box to make things more convenient or a curators life easier.
I am about challenging what is traditionally accepted as the norm or the way something is supposed to be done. Ongoing experimentation is essential. Nothing is set in stone. Change is constant.
University of South East Queensland - Diploma - Visual Art -1987
Southern Cross University - Bachelor of Visual Arts - Honours -1996
Baxter’s work has been exhibited and purchased in Germany – France - UK – Singapore – Moscow - New Zealand – Japan – USA – Canada - and Fiji.
His work has been exhibited and is held in many public and private galleries and University Collections' including: Qld Art Gallery - ANU Australian Dictionary Of Biography – Canberra - Gold Coast City Art Gallery - Tweed Valley Regional Art Gallery - Stanthorpe Regional Art Gallery - Grafton Regional Art Gallery - QUT Art Museum - Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery - Southern Cross University - Bond University - Morton Bay Region Art Collection - The Southport School - Toowoomba Boys Grammar - Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery - University of South East Queensland and Griffith University Collection.
In 1997 Baxter was selected to represent Australia in two major exhibitions in Germany. Australische Keramik at Kunstgewerbemuseum Schloss Pillnitz - Dresden and Galerie Handwerk - Munich.
Baxter has had several one-man exhibitions and many group exhibitions including:
“Baxter @ Bond - Australian Made" solo exhibition of selected works from 1982 – 2003 @ Bond University Gallery.
“Another BRICOLAGE”, Gold Coast City Gallery - 2009.
2011 Baxter was the Overall Winner - Morton Bay Region Art Award, judged by Philip Bacon and acquired for the collection.
Baxter embarked on a painting and study tour of N.Y. New York State, Vermont, Maine and New Hampshire regions in 2013. On his return from USA Baxter was selected and acquired for the exhibition “perennials - selected USQ - Alumni - the first forty years, Toowoomba Regional Gallery.
With artist friends, Lorraine Abernethy and Ian Tremewen, Baxter formed “Artspace K” a gallery space in Kingscliff, NSW. The gallery sold artworks by the three artists along with other invited artists during 2013 and 2014.
In 2015 Baxter was invited to exhibit a video and installation in the exhibition “WAR AND PEACE” an Australian Creative Exchange, 100 years since the ANZAC landing, including Turkish, NZ & Australian artists.
In 2016 Baxter was selected for the cutting edge ceramic exhibition, “OVER UNDER SIDEWAYS DOWN”, Manly Art Gallery and Museum, Sydney.
From February 1997 to September 2017 Baxter worked part time as Exhibition and Collection Coordinator Gold Coast City Art Gallery. Apart from installing all exhibitions during that 20 year period, maintaining the gallery register and coordinating all incoming and outgoing artworks from the collection and various other venues, he conceived and curated several exhibitions for the gallery.
"BRICOLAGE" Contemporary Australian Art exploring the term coined in 1962 by structural anthropologist Claude Levi-Strauss.
“CRUST” Examining Artists approaches to clay surfaces, a Gold Coast City Art Gallery Travelling Exhibition of Contemporary Ceramics. Crust travelled to 12 venues around NSW and QLD between 2006 and 2012.
“Colour Texture Form”, travelling exhibition of Paintings and Ceramics from the Gold Coast City Art Gallery Collection, travelled to three venues in Queensland. “Made in QLD – Ode to the souvenir” an exhibition exploring the humble souvenir, 2016.
In November 2017 to financially supplement his full time art practice Baxter established “Specialised Art Services” www.art247.biz a specialised art business focussing on providing assistance with the complex task of collection display and maintenance for public collections and private clients.
In 2018 Baxter will be represented by Gold Coast based Gallery “19 Karen” and Toowoomba based Gallery “Feather and Lawry”.
Baxter is continuously working towards his next exhibition and continues his participation in “Artspace K” exhibitions and “Artplace People” exhibitions.View Artworks
My current art practice is based within the investigation of emotions that are connected to Episodic Memories and the site-specific environments in which they occurred. Episodic Memory is the memory of autobiographical events, associated emotions, and other contextual knowledge that can be explicitly stated or conjured. It is the collection of past personal experiences that occurred at a particular time and place.
Through this, I have used the visual language inherent within the paintings to depict felt emotions and active information within the chosen memories. Combining this concept with a range of elements such as: the fragmentation of Australian landscapes, geometry, symbology of colour and the deconstruction of visual stimuli into form, shape and composition; current paintings have resulted in personal representations of the past, reflecting upon the significance emotions and environments can hold within an individual’s recollection.View Artworks
Lyne Marshall is an Australian artist and author who is inspired by the wilderness and the way nature exposes the landscape to reveal its hidden dimensions.
While working in a variety of mediums, Lyne’s work commonly reflects a response to an experience. While not specific to an area her semi abstract landscapes are based on deeper impressions, of living as a child on an island off the coast of Queensland and now are an artist living on an isolated mountain range in South East Queensland.
Lyne is focused on growing with her art and retaining an integrity that allows viewers to look below the surface, to be drawn to a deeper level that speaks to them about the world around them. In seeking the essence of her subject Lyne feels she can move away from the representational. It is the emotional experience of nature’s unpredictability yet constant persistence in sculpturing the land that she works to depict.View Artworks
Highly symbolic, Febe’s practice flits between figurative, abstract and landscape. She is best known for her figures with recurring motifs such as birds (totems), animals, dolls, balloons and masks. Shapes, scribbles and written words often appear from within the textured layers of her work, sometimes visible sometimes painted over.
Febe utilises a wide variety of materials to achieve her mixed media pieces, using combinations of oil, acrylic, charcoal, ink, bitumen and collaged materials. Febe allows the work itself to dictate how each art piece takes shape, each one an exploration in colour, layering, materials and narrative. The message behind Febe’s art has always trumped the medium. Whether it is through a painting or drawing, she enjoys the viewer finding a personal connection with her art either emotionally or within their own life’s journey.
Febe began her career as a registered nurse. Her passion and need for art grew after the birth of her daughter in the late 1990s and treatment for post-natal depression and anxiety and subsequent diagnosis of Bipolar Affective Disorder. She began painting as a way of quieting the noise in her head and as an emotional outlet, but soon discovered her instinctive and organic style held wider appeal.
Her mental health experience became a life changing catalyst and she left a successful nursing career to follow a quest for artistic knowledge and expression which resulted in the completion of a Diploma of Visual Arts. Creating art is a significant part of her recovery and a continued daily practice providing an outlet to express her emotions.View Artworks
Born at Molong, attended Dubbo High School where she studied Art. After school she completed a Secretarial course at Inverell Tafe and then worked as a legal secretary at Warialda before marrying and moving to Glen Innes, where she worked for a Solicitor until she had two children. Over the course of the next 20 years she ran two businesses, one a Health shop and then a Picture Framing /gallery business in partnership with her daughter, while all the while being in partnership with her husband who is a builder. Lynn was still managed to squeeze in painting courses/workshops and painting for numerous exhibitions. Over the last 13 years she has lived in many places. She now lives at Mollymook Beach on the beautiful South Coast. She mostly paints Landscapes in impressionistic and semi-abstract styles. She is constantly inspired by the natural Australian landscape. Lynn mostly paints in her studio away from the distractions of business. She works from sketches and photos which she has taken while on many “inspiration trips”. Lynn mostly works in acrylic but loves to use mixed media and other mediums where possible.
Lynn studied Art at High School and has completed many Tafe courses and attended many workshops under the guidance of some well-known Artists. Lynn was a Finalist in the Tafe NSW Art Prize 2003 and her artwork toured six NSW Regional Galleries during the whole of 2004. Lynn was feature Artist at Toowoomba Grammar Art Show in 2015.
Wendy Roche is an Australian Impressionist photographer who was born and raised on the Darling Downs. She uses in-camera techniques to produce images that provoke a deep sense of mystery and mood. Her images, often intertwined with human form, incorporate the use of movement, colour and light to mesmerize, move and magnetize the viewer. Her mystic images haunt as well as inspire.
As a Registered Nurse Wendy has a deep understanding the power of healing through art. Her works often depict a place of hope, a favourite refuge or a meditative land. Her style is powerful, sensual and natural. Through her lens we are allowed to be more human, more in touch with nature, more alert to the possibilities of life, love and living.
Wendy has been exhibiting her work for the last 10 years. Her images hang in homes in Australia, China and America. Solo and group exhibitions have been in Toowoomba, Brisbane, Sydney and Hong Kong. Wendy has taught Impressionist photography techniques in Australia and New Zealand. She was a Keynote speaker at the annual Australian Photographic Society Conference in 2016 and since then has presented at camera club meets. She is also a mentor for the Australian Photographic Society’s Conceptual Arts program.
Wendy is a regular exhibitor at the annual Toowoomba Grammar School and Downlands Art Shows.View Artworks
Craig studied art at Ballarat University, with painting and graphic design claiming most of his attention allowing him to pursue a successful career in illustration as a member of the Illustrators Association of Australia for many years. Craig has skills in a range of mediums including computer graphics. He has taught both traditional drawing, illustration and digital drawing at both Victoria University and Swinburne University. Craig never lost his love of using traditional methods and now specializes in watercolour, acrylic painting and illustration.