Joan Blond Artist – Up Close & Personal

Yarra Valley based artist Joan Blond portrays her passion for colour and nature in her vibrant impressionist artworks. Largely self-taught Joan embraced her life long love of painting when she moved into working as a full time artist after a long career in the legal industry. The exuberant use of colour in Joan’s work creates […]

Grant Donaldson – Up Close & Personal

Grant Donaldson’s love of the land informs his creative practice, seeking to express the nuances of the Australian environment in the challenging medium of glass is the driver of his creativity.  Grant has produced stunningly coloured functional platters and unique creative art pieces in his journey from working on the land to working as a […]

Josh Windram Artist – Up Close & Personal

Abstract Artist Josh Windram has travelled a long road to now be happily standing in his shoes today. After many years suffering a destructive substance addiction, Josh found the strength to change, and turned to art as a form of therapy for this healing process. Josh’s personal transformation through art therapy was monumental, and at […]

Follow Joe Webster’s On Location Journey

Watch Joe Webster paint on location in the Margaret River region. Joe Webster is JahRoc’s artist in residence for the Cabin Fever Festival. He is a British plein air artist, and recently won a grant from European Union to go anywhere in the world for a residency to expand on his experience. Lucky us – […]

Joe Webster Artist – Up Close & Personal

JahRoc Galleries are very excited to be hosting International award winning artist Joe Webster as our artist in residence for the 2019 Cabin Fever Festival. Joe Webster is a plein-air artist from Britain, UK who paints on location using acrylic and graffiti based media that interact with the atmosphere. This will be his second visit […]

Debbie Mackenzie Artist – Up Close & Personal

A deep connection to nature and the landscape of her Mornington Peninsula home infuses Debbie Mackenzie’s tranquil landscape paintings. Dreamy cloudscapes and lush green rolling hills are interspersed with pine trees and distant farmhouses. Childhood exposure to the arts built on Debbie’s innate love of visual expression, a career in Graphic Design further encouraged her […]

Stephanie Reisch Artist – Up Close & Personal

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Belgian born Perth based artist Stephanie Reisch’s art references pre-history, shamanistic practices and primal landscapes. Her abstract forms are created using oil paints, natural pigments and ground substrates. Through her work Stephanie seeks to take the viewer beyond physical and instinctual responses, to create a deeper more subconscious connection. When did you first feel the […]

Felicia Aroney Artist – Up Close & Personal

Felicia Aroney is well recognised for her highly sculptural floral and abstract paintings. She uses a palette knife technique to layer and shape the paint until it stands in relief of the canvas, giving it a textural depth similar to that in nature. Felicia draws inspiration from the fusion of her rich Australian upbringing and […]

Andrew Taylor Artist – Up Close & Personal

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20 years of running a successful garden and landscape art business has given Perth sculptor Andrew Taylor the knowledge and practical tools necessary to create his detailed and unique mixed media sculptures. The figurative pieces are allegorical in nature inviting the viewer to create meaning as they wish. Using a range of metals and techniques […]

Wendy Arnold Artist – Up Close & Personal

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Wendy Arnold has had a long career in the arts, from studying Fine Arts to working as part of the highly successful fashion label Studibaker Hawk, art & fashion have informed her life. This rich history is evident in the use of textiles, gold leaf and intricately painted patterns in her beautifully presented paintings. The […]