Eileen Gordon – Up Close & Personal

Glass working is a family affair for Eileen Gordon, her parents Alasdair & Rish were successful glass artists specialising in engraving. Eileen went on to complete a varied glass working education in the UK & Australia and along with her partner and sons now operates a thriving studio on the Mornington Peninsula.  Eileen is a […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Liv Vardy Artist – Up Close & Personal

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

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 […]

Ingrid Windram Artist – Up Close & Personal

Ingrid Windram has forged a strong artistic career starting with her first solo exhibition in South Australia in 1982. 10 years later she moved to the Kimberley region and it is here that she embraced the incredible landscape that has remained her strongest inspiration to this day. Ingrid Windram has travelled extensively throughout the Kimberley on […]

Kerry Nobbs Artist – Up Close & Personal

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 […]