Geoffrey Wake Artist – Up Close & Personal

Geoffrey Wake is a respected and awarded artist who is also a long standing arts educator. Working from the Fremantle PSAS shared art space Geoffrey creates striking abstract acrylic paintings. With a long career of solo and shared shows Geoffrey has developed a unique style that has been collected by art galleries, public institutions and […]

Philip Drummond Artist – Up Close & Personal

As a teenager in suburban Australia in the 1970’s Philip Drummond struggled to see a place for himself in the narrow life choices that were on offer. Rejecting school and the path to a white collar job he left home worked, travelled and mixed in creative circles. Supporting himself as a house painter Philip Drummond […]

Ralph Stanton Artist – Up Close and Personal

With a background in architecture/town planning Ralph Stanton found his way into visual arts later in life. Taking inspiration from the West Australian light and landscape and from Abstract Expressionism  – particularly the ideas of New York School painter Mark Rothko  – he creates striking paintings rich in colour and texture. As an artist he […]

Who Is David Bromley?

In this Q&A video interview David Bromley gives us an incredibly personal insight into his personal and artistic journey so far. Listen to David Bromley talk openly about a wide range of topics in this 29 minute video, time well spent in getting to know the man behind his art. Born in 1960 in Sheffield, […]

Jon Denaro Artist – Up Close & Personal

Western Australian artist Jon Denaro is passionate about using found objects that guide his creative journey to the unique art piece that results. It is the making process itself that Jon values most above and beyond the finished piece. This leaves the viewer with a sense of purity, as if the artworks are using Jon […]

Bec Juniper – Up Close & Personal

Perth Artist Bec Juniper holds a humbling respect for the Australian rugged outback, the salt lakes, endless plains and red dirt roads, the open mining pits, the flat paddocks that disappear in the horizon. Whilst others see harshness and danger, Bec Juniper can feel a soft feminine quality in the fragile landscape. There is a […]

Emma Cotton Jeweller – Up Close & Personal

Being surrounded by art as a young child inspired Emma Cotton to pursue a career as an artist. Emma’s love of travel and her broad range of experience working in varying jobs from a trades assistant to a wrought iron artist, also working alongside experienced jewellers are evident contributors to the unique jewellery that she […]

Rowena Keall Walsh – Up Close & Personal

Contemporary landscape painter Rowena Keall Walsh has a strong connection with the South West WA which has contributed to her love of the environment and passion to take care of the natural world. Her soft semi abstracted oil landscapes capture the essence of areas such as Cottesloe, Point Peron, Swan River, Augusta, Boranup and Busselton. Through […]

Helen Norton Artist – Up Close & Personal

Australian Artist Helen Norton has given us an insight into herself as an artist in this Up Close and Personal Q&A. She has opened her studio and her thoughts on what her artistic journey is all about. Helen Norton’s career began over 29 years ago, when she began putting colour on canvas as an avenue of […]

Michelle Gauntlett Jewellery/Sculpture Artist – Up Close & Personal

Michelle Gauntlett thoroughly enjoys making sculptural forms and wearable art out of metal. She works with fine silver, copper and brass, hammering the metal into the desired shapes. Michelle’s large cuff bangles and wide rings are works of art with unique patinas and patterns, no two are ever the same. She believes in the connection that is […]