Art Consulting

Toowoomba Art Consultancy

Our gallery services include:

  • Sourcing, selecting & procuring artwork
  • Advising on placement of new &/or existing works
  • Installing all artwork
  • Commissioning specific works for you
  • Commissioning public artwork

Artists

Jenny Fusca

Jenny Fusca

Artist's Statement

Working in the lively medium of acrylics, sealed with oil glazes, Jenny's vibrant blooms spring to life on the canvas. She often paints on oversized canvases - limited in size only by the ability to get them through the front door!

Jenny's style is representational and contemporary. The large scale immerses the viewer in a ‘cinematic’ experience. Some works explore the luscious, secret world at the centre of a bloom, while others pull back to celebrate the opulence of several flowers together.

Jenny Fusca

Working in the lively medium of acrylics, sealed with oil glazes, Jenny's vibrant blooms spring to life on the canvas. She often paints on oversized canvases - limited in size only by the ability to get them through the front door!

Jenny's style is representational and contemporary. The large scale immerses the viewer in a ‘cinematic’ experience. Some works explore the luscious, secret world at the centre of a bloom, while others pull back to celebrate the opulence of several flowers together.

Biography

Working in the lively medium of acrylics, sealed with oil glazes, Jenny's vibrant blooms spring to life on the canvas. She often paints on oversized canvases - limited in size only by the ability to get them through the front door!

Jenny's style is representational and contemporary. The large scale immerses the viewer in a ‘cinematic’ experience. Some works explore the luscious, secret world at the centre of a bloom, while others pull back to celebrate the opulence of several flowers together.

Jenny is interested in the play of light through petals and leaves revealing complex structures and colours. Her process involves seeking out flowers in parks and gardens as well as regular trips to the flower markets. She photographs both outdoors and in her studio, before arriving at a composition.

Jenny has a background in oil painting, botanical art and ceramics and was encouraged from an early age to notice the ‘small details’ in the natural world to which she credits her love of flowers.

Her works were featured in Art Edit magazine (2017), The Flower Seekers magazine (2018) and her painting ‘Spray Roses’ appears in Home Beautiful, October 2018.

In 2017, she created the ‘Fiori’ collection for Floriade, Canberra to help celebrate their 30th anniversary. She also exhibited as part of Eden Unearthed in Macquarie Park, Sydney. She is a regular exhibitor at the Gosford, Lindfield, Hunters Hill, Balmain & Toowoomba Art Shows. In June 2018, Jenny hosted a solo exhibition ‘Floriana’ at The Milk Factory Gallery, Bowral.

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Stephen Baxter

Kendall

Artist's Statement

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

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!'

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Nikki Malone

Nikki Malone

Artist's Statement

Nikki Malone is Queensland-based artist, who practices and teaches from her home studio in Warwick.

Nikki had her first solo exhibition in 2002, and has been exhibiting her work annually in duo and group shows in a number of SEQ galleries.

Nikki Malone

Nikki Malone is Queensland-based artist, who practices and teaches from her home studio in Warwick.

Nikki had her first solo exhibition in 2002, and has been exhibiting her work annually in duo and group shows in a number of SEQ galleries.

A passionate painter, Nikki paints predominantly in oils, and follows in the long ‘still life’ tradition of capturing the ephemera of daily life - such as flowers, vases and vessels - and immortalising them in paint. She also has a fondness for painting landscapes and seascapes, appreciating the timeless, aesthetic elements of the natural environment.

Nikki paints in a loose and expressive style, and her compositions are highly considered, with a focus on light, texture and brushstroke. Her timeless paintings have discernible form and depth, and wonderful sense of colour which entice the eye to linger.

As well as teaching in Warwick, Nikki runs art workshops in Brisbane, Tenterfield, and Inverell. Her love of teaching provides Nikki with welcome opportunity to work with all mediums, including acrylics, pastels, mixed media, collage and printing.

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Stephen Baxter

Stephen Baxter

Artist's Statement

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.

Stephen Baxter

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.

Education
University of South East Queensland - Diploma - Visual Art -1987
Southern Cross University - Bachelor of Visual Arts - Honours -1996

Biography
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.

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Wendy Roche

Wendy Roche

Artist's Statement

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.

Wendy Roche

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.

Biography
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.

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Lyne Marshall

Lyne Marshall

Artist's Statement

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 Marshall

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.

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Lynn Munday

Lynn Munday

Artist's Statement

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 Munday

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.

Biography
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.

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 Febe Zylstra

Febe Zylstra

Artist's Statement

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 Zylstra

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.

Biography
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.

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Lynn Munday

Katie Wagner

Artist's Statement

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.

Katie Wagner

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.

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 Febe Zylstra

Emma Messenger

Artist's Statement

Feather & Lawry Design is delighted to announce we now represent emerging artist, Emma Messenger. She is the winner of the John Winn Memorial Award for emerging artists at the Toowoomba Grammar Art Show 2019.

Emma Messenger

Feather & Lawry Design is delighted to announce we now represent emerging artist, Emma Messenger. She is the winner of the John Winn Memorial Award for emerging artists at the Toowoomba Grammar Art Show 2019.

Emma’s style is clean, contemporary, bold and a bit different! She finds inspiration in everyday life and loves using colour to evoke joy.

Emma has been drawing and painting from a young age and juggles her art practice with caring for young children and a family business.

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