Katie Gordon Artist – Up Close & Personal

Katie Gordon Artist   Up Close & Personal Fine Art

Katie Gordon’s hyper realistic still life drawings are spectacular in their vibrancy and delivery. Using Prismalcolor wax pencils and black pigment ink Katie captures the intricacy of rose petals, the lustre of leaves and the play of light on the subject. Her work is meticulously produced requiring much time and dedication to create. With a […]

Christine Lawrence Artist – Up Close & Personal

Christine Lawrence Artist   Up Close & Personal Fine Art

Established realist artist Christine Lawrence is drawn to the magical illusions that can be created on the surface of the picture plain. She captures the essence of her subjects, using them as a vehicle to study light, colour, form, space and reality. Christine’s artistic career started in South Australia, where she studied then taught visual […]

Liv Vardy Artist – Up Close & Personal

Liv Vardy Artist   Up Close & Personal Fine Art

Inspired by nature and the stunning beaches of South West WA artist Liv Vardy paints impressionistic acrylic works that are full of movement and joy. Her superb eye for colour and skilful blending produces paintings that are suggestive of the natural world but which allow space for the viewer to create their own meaning. When […]

Janine Daddo Exhibition Opening Speech

Janine Daddo Exhibition Opening Speech Fine Art

Lots of fun was had by all that attended the opening of Janine Daddo Exhibition “MEANDER. MUSE. MARVEL THE MARGARET RIVER” on Saturday night 14th April. We enjoyed amazing music by Graeme Dickinson, cheese by Margaret River Dairy Company and the wine by Swings & Roundabouts was flowing. Janine Daddo opened the event with an […]

Kerry Nobbs Artist – Up Close & Personal

Kerry Nobbs Artist   Up Close & Personal Fine Art

Landscape artist Kerry Nobbs has been exhibiting at JahRoc Galleries for over 7 years and is admired for his realist oil paintings of our local scenes. Kerry does a road trip to WA from Queensland nearly every year to gather further inspiration and subject matter that he takes home and turns into stunning canvases. With […]

Philip Drummond Artist – Up Close & Personal

Philip Drummond Artist   Up Close & Personal Fine Art

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

Ralph Stanton Artist   Up Close and Personal Fine Art

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 […]

Bec Juniper – Up Close & Personal

Bec Juniper   Up Close & Personal Fine Art

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 […]

Michelle Gauntlett Jewellery/Sculpture Artist – Up Close & Personal

Michelle Gauntlett Jewellery/Sculpture Artist   Up Close & Personal Fine Art

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 […]

Ann Steer Artist – Up Close & Personal

Ann Steer Artist   Up Close & Personal Fine Art

West Australian painter Ann Steer challenges herself continually to capture the beautiful moments seen and experienced on our West Coast beaches and by creating a painting that captures an emotion and atmosphere that the viewer can suggest their own emotive response to.  Ann has spent the past year’s experimenting through bravery, mistakes and a determination to grow and […]